The Vikings on Sunday night could be even more depleted in the secondary.
Minnesota on Friday listed cornerback Cameron Dantzler as doubtful for the game at Green Bay due to a calf injury. If he can’t play, Kris Boyd likely would start.
Dantzler started the past two games after Bashaud Breeland was waived on Dec. 18. Despite potentially being down another cornerback and facing Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer remained optimistic Friday.
“Last year, when we played them up there, we lost about three or four corners during the game,” Zimmer said of Minnesota’s 28-22 upset win at Lambeau Field in November 2020. “So … I have confidence in the guys that will be out there.”
Minnesota’s other cornerbacks on the 53-man roster are starter Patrick Peterson, nickelback Mackensie Alexander and Harrison Hand. Tye Smith is expected to be activated for the game off the practice squad.
The Vikings also listed as questionable for Sunday nose tackle Michael Pierce (illness), tight end Tyler Conklin (hamstring) and linebacker Chazz Surratt (illness). Conklin and Surratt were full participants Friday while Pierce did not practice.
The Packers listed as out cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder) and offensive linemen David Bakhtiari (knee) and Billy Turner (knee) and as questionable defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster (back). Alexander was a limited participant in practice all week after being activated off injured reserve.