NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 65 10.5 1 0 0
Post Season 4 1.0 0 0 0

Top Danielle Hunter News

  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Solid bounce back in 2022

    Hunter racked up 65 tackles (46 solo), including 10.5 sacks, and three passes defended while playing all 17 games in the 2022 regular season.

    Hunter returned to play every game this season after he was limited to just seven appearances in 2021 due to a season-ending pectoral injury. The 28-year-old also finished with double-digit sacks for the first time since 2019 after being paired up with fellow veteran edge rusher Za'Darius Smith this season. While this pairing did not result in the most productive overall pass rush for Minnesota, they both finished with 10 or more sacks in 2022. Hunter will now enter the final stretch of his five-year, $72 million contract in 2023.

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  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Tallies seven stops, two sacks

    Hunter recorded seven tackles (five solo), including two sacks, and a forced fumble in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Giants.

    Hunter's pass-rushing skills were on full display this past weekend versus New York, as the veteran linebacker jarred the ball loose on one of the two sacks he registered in the game. With a New Year's Day matchup against the Packers up next, Hunter figures to continue serving as one of Minnesota's key defensive contributors in Week 17.

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  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Logs 1.5 sacks in win

    Hunter recorded five tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks during Saturday's 39-36 overtime win over the Colts.

    Hunter, who entered Saturday's contest versus Indianapolis with a questionable tag due to a neck issue, ultimately played a season-high 73 defensive snaps and surpassed eight sacks on the campaign. The veteran pass rusher should continue playing a prominent role on Minnesota's defense when the team hosts the Giants next weekend.

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  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Cleared Saturday

    Hunter (neck) is good to go for Saturday's game against the Colts.

    Hunter drew a questionable tag due to a neck issue, but the expectation during the week was that he would ultimately be cleared. Thus, barring any setbacks, look for him to take on his usual workload at weakside linebacker opposide Za'Darius Smith.

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  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Should play Saturday

    Hunter (neck) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Colts, but head coach Kevin O'Connell feels good about his chances to play, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    It's unclear when Hunter suffered the injury, but he did play a season-low 66 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions. His ability to take the field would be good news for Minnesota, but if he is ultimately ruled out, Patrick Jones would likely find himself with increased opportunities against Indianapolis.

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  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Good to go for Week 14

    Hunter doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against the Lions, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Hunter returned to practice Friday as a full participant after missing back-to-back sessions to begin Week 14 prep due to an illness. The veteran pass rusher has yet to miss a game this season, totaling 48 tackles, seven sacks and three pass defenses across 12 appearances.

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  • Vikings' Danielle Hunter: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Hunter didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness.

    Hunter, along with four of his Minnesota teammates, was held out of Wednesday's session due to an illness. Considering the 28-year-old suited up and played 67 defensive snaps in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Jets, it would be somewhat surprising if Hunter were to miss his first game of the season this weekend versus Detroit. He'll have two more practices to ramp up to full speed before the team would have to tag him with an injury designation.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 263 lbs
Birthplace: St. Catherine, Jamaica
Age: 28
School: LSU
Experience: 8