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  • • Kenny Moore thinks Xavier Rhodes can teach the Colts defensive backs a lot
    Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus said this week that the team is looking forward to the defense benefitting from the chip on cornerback Xavier Rhodes‘ shoulder as Rhodes works to turn his career in a better direction after a bad ending to his run with the Vikings. Eberflus focused on what Rhodes will bring to [more]...2020
  • • Colts excited about chip on Xavier Rhodes’ shoulder
    Things went south in a hurry for cornerback Xavier Rhodes over the last couple of years as he went from signing a five-year contract in 2017 to being released by the Vikings in March. Rhodes signed a one-year deal with the Colts later in the month and called the rapid change in Minnesota a “reality [more]...2020
  • • The 20 players who most need a rebound season in 2020, from Baker Mayfield to Xavier Rhodes
    We know these players are capable of more, and they could show it next season...2020
  • • Vikings take conerback Jeff Gladney with pick No. 31
    The Vikings have lost multiple cornerbacks this offseason. They added one on Thursday night. TCU Jeff Gladney is the 31st overall selection in the 2020 draft. Minnesota traded down from No. 25 with the 49ers to make the selection. The Vikings cut Xavier Rhodes earlier this year. Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander both left via [more]...2020
  • • Vikings don’t completely close door on Everson Griffen’s return
    The Vikings have lost six starters in the offseason, including four on defense. Nose tackle Linval Joseph (released), defensive end Everson Griffen (free agency) and cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes (released) and Trae Waynes (free agency) no longer are Vikings. “Some of these guys that we’ve had to make some very, very tough decisions on, it had [more]...2020
  • • Details revealed on Xavier Rhodes' deal with Colts
    Late last month, the Colts agreed to sign former Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a one-year deal. At the time, it was reported that he’d earn somewhere around $5M. On Thursday, we learned that it’s not quite that lucrative. Rhodes ‘s deal has a base value of $3M including a $1M signing bonus, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Outside of the signing bonus, the deal has no other guarantees, thoug...2020
  • • Colts' Xavier Rhodes 'didn't ever think' he'd be released by the Vikings: 'It's a reality check'
    The former All-Pro is trying to wrap his head around the reality of his situation...2020
  • • Despite his struggles, Xavier Rhodes believes he can rehabilitate reputation with Colts
    Xavier Rhodes was cut after struggling for two seasons, but he believes the Colts coaches can get him back to the player he used to be.        ...2020
  • • Xavier Rhodes says release from Vikings is ‘reality check’ after down season
    Xavier Rhodes was one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks not long ago, but after a major dip in performance, he had to find a new team. Rhodes was released by the Minnesota Vikings and has since landed with the Indianapolis Colts. On Monday, the 29-year-old admitted the Vikings releasing him was a “reality check” a little over two years after he was a first team All-Pro. Rhodes did not produce to his u...2020
  • • CB T.J. Carrie agree to one-year deal with Colts
    A few days after the Colts signed Xavier Rhodes, they are adding another veteran cornerback to the mix. The Colts and T.J. Carrie agreed to terms Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. It’s a one-year deal for Carrie, who will earn the veteran minimum, per Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio (on Twitter). Carrie will receive $300K guaranteed, Caplan adds. The former seventh-round pick visited the Seah...2020

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Xavier Rhodes injury and suspension

  • • Report: Mackensie Alexander cleared for football activities following knee surgery
    Mackensie Alexander overcame a major hurdle just as he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent. NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports that the cornerback was “recently cleared to resume football activities.” The 26-year-old had had his meniscus trimmed back in January. The Vikings slot cornerback was having another productive campaign in 2019, compiling 38 tackles, 0.5 sacks and five passes defended ...2020
  • • Vikings CB Mike Hughes suffered broken vertebra in neck
    Mike Hughes‘ 2020 season ended with him being placed on the injured reserve with a neck injury. We now have more details, as Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports that the Vikings cornerback suffered a broken vertebra in his neck. Fortunately, it sounds like the 23-year-old will return to full health, as head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that Hughes is “going to be fine.” Further, Zimmer h...2020
  • • Mike Zimmer on his injury-plagued secondary: We will find a way
    Drew Brees and Michael Thomas are daunting for any team, much less one with a banged up secondary. The Vikings won’t have cornerbacks Mike Hughes or Mackensie Alexander on Sunday, making the challenge even greater. The Vikings have Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Holton Hill and rookie Kris Boyd at corner. But the Vikings have a [more]...2020
  • • Xavier Rhodes had a limited role on Sunday, but not because of injury
    The Vikings are moving closer and closer to their inevitable divorce from cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes, the last of three 2013 first-round picks still on the team (Sharrif Floyd and Cordarrelle Patterson were the other two), started Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He participated in only 14 defensive snaps. “He was fine,” coach Mike Zimmer [more]...2019
  • • Xavier Rhodes, Bisi Johnson active for Vikings
    The Vikings listed two players as questionable on Friday’s injury report and both of them got the green light to face the Chargers on Sunday. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Bisi Johnson are both active for the Week 15 game. Rhodes has been bothered by an ankle injury during a rocky season. Johnson has been [more]...2019
  • • Adam Thielen off Vikings injury report, Xavier Rhodes questionable for Sunday
    The signs pointed toward Adam Thielen returning to the Vikings lineup throughout the week and nothing changed on Friday. Thielen was not given an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, which means he’s set to play this weekend. Thielen has been sidelined for the last four games by a hamstring injury that he [more]...2019
  • • Seahawks tie it up on Chris Carson TD run, Xavier Rhodes questionable for Vikings
    After being evaluated for an early injury, Chris Carson got the Seahawks on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run to pull Seattle even with the Minnesota Vikings, 7-7, late in the first quarter. Carson had taken a blow to the head on Seattle’s opening possession. After being checked out in the sideline medical tent, [more]...2019
  • • Xavier Rhodes appears to respond to criticism from Vikings coach
    Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said this week that he expects more out of Xavier Rhodes in 2019 than the team got from him last season, and the star cornerback may have been irritated by the remarks. While speaking with reporters at the NFL coaches breakfast on Tuesday, Zimmer said Rhodes needs to earn his hefty paycheck. “I just don’t think he played as well as he can play,” Zimmer said...2019
  • • Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes inactive in Week 17
    The Vikings can secure a playoff birth with a win against the Bears Sunday, but they’ll have to play the game without one of their defensive leaders. The team announced that cornerback Xavier Rhodes is inactive for its game against the Bears. Rhodes had been listed as questionable heading into the day with a groin injury, and there was some optimism that he’d be able to play. However, following a ...2018
  • • Week 17 NFL injuries: Marcus Mariota, James Conner, Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Xavier Rhodes questionable
    The Titans and Vikings need wins to get into the playoffs, while the Steelers need to win and get help...2018

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Xavier Rhodes trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Colts excited about chip on Xavier Rhodes’ shoulder
    Things went south in a hurry for cornerback Xavier Rhodes over the last couple of years as he went from signing a five-year contract in 2017 to being released by the Vikings in March. Rhodes signed a one-year deal with the Colts later in the month and called the rapid change in Minnesota a “reality [more]...2020
  • • Vikings take conerback Jeff Gladney with pick No. 31
    The Vikings have lost multiple cornerbacks this offseason. They added one on Thursday night. TCU Jeff Gladney is the 31st overall selection in the 2020 draft. Minnesota traded down from No. 25 with the 49ers to make the selection. The Vikings cut Xavier Rhodes earlier this year. Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander both left via [more]...2020
  • • Details revealed on Xavier Rhodes' deal with Colts
    Late last month, the Colts agreed to sign former Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a one-year deal. At the time, it was reported that he’d earn somewhere around $5M. On Thursday, we learned that it’s not quite that lucrative. Rhodes ‘s deal has a base value of $3M including a $1M signing bonus, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Outside of the signing bonus, the deal has no other guarantees, thoug...2020
  • • CB T.J. Carrie agree to one-year deal with Colts
    A few days after the Colts signed Xavier Rhodes, they are adding another veteran cornerback to the mix. The Colts and T.J. Carrie agreed to terms Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. It’s a one-year deal for Carrie, who will earn the veteran minimum, per Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio (on Twitter). Carrie will receive $300K guaranteed, Caplan adds. The former seventh-round pick visited the Seah...2020
  • • Xavier Rhodes: Getting cut was a “reality check”
    Things went downhill quickly for cornerback Xavier Rhodes in Minnesota. The 2013 Vikings first-round pick was a first-team All-Pro in 2017, which was the first year of a five-year contract that looked like it would make Rhodes a fixture on the defense for at least that long. Rhodes’ play took a turn for the worse [more]...2020
  • • Vikings reportedly showing interest in free-agent CB Darryl Roberts
    The Minnesota Vikings are on the lookout for cornerback help and former Jets CB Darryl Roberts is on their radar, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (tweet).  Cornerback Kevin Peterson, who was recently non-tendered by the Cardinals, is also of interest, according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP (on Twitter).  Roberts, entering his fifth pro season, spent his entire career with the Jets up...2020
  • • Xavier Rhodes signs with the Colts on a one-year deal despite Vikings' interest in a reunion
    The former first-round pick is moving on from Minnesota to Indianapolis after a disappointing season...2020
  • • Former Vikings CB Rhodes to sign with Colts
    Xavier Rhodes, who became a free agent when the former All-Pro cornerback was released by the Vikings to free up room under the salary cap, has reached a deal with the Colts....2020
  • • Colts land former All-Pro CB Xavier Rhodes on one-year contract
    The Indianapolis Colts continue to add to their impressive roster and are signing former All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a one-year contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared the news on this Thursday. Rhodes is a former first-round pick out of Florida State. He spent his first seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, earning three Pro Bowl trips, along with a First-team All Pro nod in 2017. He ha...2020
  • • Report: Colts, Pro Bowl CB Xavier Rhodes agree to one-year deal
    The Indianapolis Colts are adding a veteran starter to their defense. Former Vikings standout cornerback Xavier Rhodes has agreed to a one-year deal, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (tweet). A recent Vikings cap casualty, Rhodes secured a Colts contract Thursday in a bid to re-establish his value. The stock of the seven-year veteran has dipped considerably since he signed an extension in Minneso...2020

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  • • Did Mike Evans take a shot at Jameis Winston?
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is pushing back against the idea that he was dominated by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in his team’s blowout loss to the Vikings this past week. According to Pro Football Focus, Rhodes allowed just four catches for 36 yard on nine targets in Minnesota’s surprising 34-17 win. It’s something the NFL’s official Twitter page noticed as well. ...2017
  • • Vikings sign Pro Bowl DT Linval Joseph to massive extension
    The Minnesota Vikings have been busy rewarding their top-end defensive players this summer. It started with the four-year, $58 million extension defensive end Everson Griffen signed with the team back in late July.Then, star cornerback Xavier Rhodes inked a five-year, $70.1 million extension that made him one of the highest-paid defensive backs in the game.It now looks like the vastly underrated L...2017
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  • • Vikings players defied head coach's gameplan and got burned
    The Minnesota Vikings’ defensive backs defied head coach Mike Zimmer on Saturday, and their decision backfired. Zimmer, a defensive-oriented coach, wanted cornerback Xavier Rhodes to shadow Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson for the whole game. Instead, the Vikings’ defensive backs got together and decided that they could handle Nelson without making a special plan for Rhodes. Nelson instead ...2016
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  • • Vikes' Diggs, Rhodes return after 'family' feud
    The Vikings' Stefon Diggs and Xavier Rhodes have moved on from their trash talking and subsequent benching, comparing it to nothing more than a "family" feud....2018
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Top Xavier Rhodes news

  • • Sammy Watkins Shouldn't Be Forgotten as Young NFL Star
    2015
  • • Vikings release Xavier Rhodes, Linval Joseph to clear roughly $19 million in salary cap space
    Minnesota is shedding some salary cap space and getting younger this offseason...2020
  • • Xavier Rhodes signs with the Colts on a one-year deal despite Vikings' interest in a reunion
    2020
  • NFL fines Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. for 'dog' celebration
    • NFL fines Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. for 'dog' celebration
    Other notable fines from the week include Richard Sherman, LeGarrette Blount and Xavier Rhodes.         ...2017
  • • Vikings’ DBs defied Zimmer, ignored plan for covering Jordy Nelson
    Packers receiver Jordy Nelson had a huge first half against the Vikings today, catching seven passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns before halftime. And he did it against a Minnesota secondary that was defying the orders of head coach Mike Zimmer to have cornerback Xavier Rhodes shadow Nelson. At halftime, Zimmer ordered the players…...2016
  • • Colts' Xavier Rhodes 'didn't ever think' he'd be released by the Vikings: 'It's a reality check'
    2020
  • • Mike Zimmer: I probably wasn’t specific enough about how to cover Jordy Nelson
    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes suggested after Saturday’s loss to the Packers that he and others in the secondary went against the team’s game plan for covering wide receiver Jordy Nelson until the coaching staff ordered them to stop before the second half of the game got underway. An ESPN report dialed back the amount of time…...2016
  • • Vikings are releasing Xavier Rhodes
    Surprisingly, he made the Pro Bowl last year. Not surprisingly, he’ll now be available to make the Pro Bowl with a new team. Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes has been released, according to Mike Tannenbaum of ESPN.com. Rhodes was due to make $9.9 million in salary in 2020. Cutting him consumes $4.8 million in cap space, [more]...2020
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  • • Xavier Rhodes says Vikings had a miscommunication, not a mutiny
    Everyone agrees that the Vikings did not match cornerback Xavier Rhodes one-on-one with Packers receiver Jordy Nelson at the start of Sunday’s game, even though head coach Mike Zimmer wanted Rhodes on Nelson. But the details of the issue remain unclear. Initial reports indicated that the Vikings’ defensive backs had mutinied against Zimmer and the…...2016

Xavier Rhodes fantasy rankings and news

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  • • Xavier Rhodes: Getting cut was a “reality check”
    2020
  • • Report: Mackensie Alexander cleared for football activities following knee surgery
    2020
  • • Vikings must rebuild defense to be seen as Super Bowl contenders
    It might not have been the defense that let them down in their blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC divisional playoffs, but that’s likely going to be the focus of the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer has gone on record noting that the NFL is a young man’s game and seemed open to the possibility of moving on from former Pro Bowl defensive end Everson...2020
  • • Winners and losers from Packers' division-clinching victory over the Vikings
    The Green Bay Packers entered Monday night’s road date against the division-rival Minnesota Vikings with an opportunity to clinch the NFC North. It did not start out too swimmingly for the road team, as Aaron Jones fumbled on Green Bay’s first possession. Despite this, Green Bay was able to lean on a tremendous performance from its pass rush and an equally stellar outing from star receiver Davante...2019
  • • Adam Thielen off Vikings injury report, Xavier Rhodes questionable for Sunday
    2019
  • • Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes inactive in Week 17
    2018
  • • Week 17 NFL injuries: Marcus Mariota, James Conner, Antonio Brown, T.Y. Hilton, Xavier Rhodes questionable
    2018
  • • Vikings avoid losing CB Xavier Rhodes for playoff push
    The Vikings received some excellent news on Monday when an MRI revealed cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a "very, very mild" hamstring injury, head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters, including Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter link). While Minnesota does have depth in its secondary (Mackensie Alexander, Holton Hill), the club had already lost rookie first-round corner Mike Hug...2018
  • • Vikings to meet with George Iloka
    The Vikings will meet with free agent safety George Iloka on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). They also hear that a deal is likely to happen, which would make one of the league’s best defenses even better. Iloka and head coach Mike Zimmer have a relationship dating back to their days with the Bengals. If signed, Iloka may move from free safety to str...2018
  • • Vikings approach Anthony Barr, Stefon Diggs about extensions
    Now that Eric Kendricks and Danielle Hunter have signed their extensions, the Vikings’ defensive fortification efforts are nearly complete. They now have Harrison Smith, Linval Joseph, Everson Griffen, Xavier Rhodes, Kendricks and Hunter under contract long-term. Barr represents the final piece for this current veteran core. Stefon Diggs is the other key Viking whose contract is up after 2018, and...2018

Xavier Rhodes rumors, scandals

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