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

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
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Sacks
Regular Season 21 0 0 1 0.0

Top Akayleb Evans News

  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Trending toward return

    Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said Friday that Evans (concussion) cleared protocols and is still being monitored heading into the playoffs, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Evans has missed the last four games while on IR with a concussion, leaving Week 18 as his earliest possible date to return. However, the rookie cornerback was never designated to return to practice during Week 18 prep, so he's unlikely to be restored to the active roster in time for Sunday's regular-season finale versus Chicago. It will be worth monitoring how Evans' practice activity is handled heading into the wild-card round of the playoffs next week.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Lands on IR

    Minnesota placed Evans (concussion) on injured reserve Wednesday.

    Evans had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions due to a concussion he picked up during the Week 13 win over the Jets, but he'll now be sidelined for at least four weeks after landing on IR. In Evans' absence, Duke Shelley is a prime candidate for an increased role in Minnesota's secondary, though Cameron Dantzler (ankle) could return to the mix soon after a stint on IR.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play against Detroit

    Evans has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions due to a concussion, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Evans exited Sunday's win over the Jets and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He'll be forced to miss at least one game, and he'll need to clear several steps as part of the league's concussion protocol before he's able to return to practice. Duke Shelley and Kris Boyd are candidates to see increased roles in Minnesota's secondary while Evans is sidelined.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Evaluated for concussion Sunday

    Evans was evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's 27-22 win over the Jets, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Evans was making his return from a two-game absence due to a previous concussion. The 23-year-old recorded six tackles and a pass defended before exiting in the second half, and it's unclear if he was ever officially diagnosed with a concussion before the end of this Week 13 contest. It will be worth monitoring Evans' status heading into next Sunday's divisional matchup against Detroit.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Ready for Week 13

    Evans is out of concussion protocol and will make his return to the field Sunday versus the Jets.

    Evans will return to Minnesota's secondary after missing the last two contests while recovering from a concussion. In his final two games prior to getting hurt, Evans recorded 12 tackles while seeing an increased workload with the defensive unit. The cornerback will likely step back into a significant role against the Jets since the Vikings will still be operating without Cameron Dantzler (ankle), who is on IR.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Trending toward return

    Evans (concussion) was listed as a full participant on the Vikings' injury report Wednesday.

    Evans sustained a concussion in Week 10 and was sidelined for the Vikings' last two games. While it's unclear if he's cleared the league's protocols for head injuries yet, Minnesota coach Kevin O'Connell said that the rookie cornerback should be available to play Sunday against the Jets, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Evans primarily played on special teams over the first seven games of the season, but he recorded 13 tackles and one pass defended while playing all but nine of his 86 snaps on defense since Week 9. When healthy, he should once again play a consistent reserve role with fellow cornerbacks Andrew Booth (knee) and Cameron Dantzler (ankle) both on IR.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play Thursday

    Evans (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against New England, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Evans was a limited participant at practice all week, and he'll be forced to miss a second consecutive game since the Vikings have a short week. Andrew Booth (knee) has also been ruled out, so Duke Shelley should see additional playing time in Minnesota's secondary.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Limited during walkthrough

    Evans (concussion) was a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports.

    Evans suffered a concussion during Week 10's win over the Bills, and he was unable to play in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. Although he'll still need to clear concussion protocols to play Thursday against the Patriots, his limited participation could be a sign he is close to gaining clearance.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play Sunday

    Evans (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against Dallas.

    Evans suffered a concussion during the Vikings' Week 10 win over the Bills and will remain sidelined for at least one additional game after not practicing at all during Week 11 prep. The rookie was in line to take over as a starter after Minnesota placed Cameron Dantzler (ankle) on IR, but Andrew Booth will be the next man up with Evans sidelined.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Forced out Sunday

    Evans was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Bills with a concussion.

    Evans logged six tackles before sustaining a concussion at some point during Sunday's contest. The 23-year-old was expected to take on a starting role against Buffalo, as starting cornerback Cameron Dantzler (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. With Evans out, second-round rookie Andrew Booth has stepped in to make his defensive debut for Minnesota, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Likely for Week 10 start

    Evans is likely to start Week 10 with Cameron Dantzler (ankle) expected to be sidelined, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Evans racked up six tackles and one pass breakup versus Washington in Week 9, when Dantzler's ankle injury forced him to leave the field early. The rookie fourth-round pick proved productive while handling 69 percent of defensive snaps last week, so if thrust into a starting role again versus the Bills on Sunday, he could be worth fantasy consideration in deeper IDP formats.

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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Shines in larger role

    Evans had six tackles, including two tackles for a loss, and a pass defensed in Sunday's win at Washington.

    Evans was pressed into starting duty when Cameron Dantzler left with an ankle injury. Evans played on 44 of the defense's 63 snaps. He had several big plays including a key fourth-down pass breakup. He could start at cornerback if Dantzler misses time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 198 lbs
Birthplace: Wyandanch, NY
Age: 23
School: Missouri
Experience: R