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Aug 14, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) reacts with teammates against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have activated CB Cameron Dantzler from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Dantzler, who missed last week’s game against Detroit while on the COVID-19 list, has played in three games this season totaling six tackles and has allowed a 41.6 passer rating when targeted.

A second-round pick in 2020 out of Mississippi State, Dantzler has totaled 52 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 14 games played in his career. In 2020, Dantzler was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team, the first Vikings cornerback to be awarded the honor since Dewayne Washington in 1994.

Dantzler is a candidate to start opposite Patrick Peterson at cornerback for Minnesota. Bashaud Breeland has started the Vikings’ first five games at corner, but he’s allowed 316 yards, four touchdowns and a passer rating of 145.3 in coverage.

While Breeland started the Vikings’ 14-7 loss to Cleveland in Week 4, Dantzler played 72 of the 78 defensive snaps (92%), while Breeland was on the field for six plays.

Minnesota (2-3) will travel to take on the Carolina Panthers (3-2) on Sunday.

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