06/15/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes stepped up his personal training this off-season by going one-on-one against some top receivers from around the league. Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers were two of the receivers he battled during those workouts in Florida. "It helps a lot," Rhodes said.
"Especially those shifty, smaller guys who can play in the slot or outside. They make you work."
10/08/15 - CB Xavier Rhodes continues to be the team's best cover man, but he had a rough second half, particularly the first series of the third quarter. During that series, Rhodes was flagged for pass interference, a horse-collar tackle and gave up a 43-yard completion. Rhodes also was flagged for pass interference on Denver's game-winning field goal drive late in the fourth quarter.
10/04/15 - CB Xavier Rhodes had a tough day in the secondary, getting flagged three times. He was called for pass interference and a horse-collar tackle during a drive that ended in a Broncos touchdown in the third quarter and drew another pass-interference call during the fourth-quarter drive that ended in a tiebreaking field goal by Denver.
10/01/15 - CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion/neck) had full participation again in Thursday's practice and will play, barring a setback. He is the Vikings' top cornerback and usually shadows the other team's top receiver. Losing him would be a serious blow going up against Peyton Manning.
09/30/15 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who suffered a concussion late in the first half of Sunday's game, was cleared Wednesday to practice. He had full participation and should play, barring a setback. He's expected to shadow No. 1 receiver Demaryius Thomas
09/28/15 - CB Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion when his neck was bent back in a second-quarter collision with safety Andrew Sendejo. Rhodes, the team's top corner, did not return. Monday afternoon, coach Mike Zimmer said Rhodes suffered no other injuries in the collision and that he had already passed on of the tests in the NFL's concussion protocol
09/27/15 - CB Xavier Rhodes sustained a head injury late in the first half and did not return. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer did not have an update on Rhodes after the game but said he was going through the league's concussion protocol.
12/22/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes continued to shadow a specific receiver for portions of Sunday's game. He was matched up with Mike Wallace on several plays, except when Wallace worked out of the slot. Rhodes played all 85 defensive snaps and was called for holding and pass interference.
12/17/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes has 17 passes defensed, good for fourth in the league this season. Rhodes is on the injury report with a wrist injury, but had full participation.
12/14/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes continued to show why he is the team's shutdown corner. He held perennial All-Pro WR Calvin Johnson to four receptions for 53 yards. In his previous three games, he allowed only four catches for 18 yards. "He battled well," coach Mike Zimmer said. "Obviously at times we were helping him but there were times when we weren't, too."
12/01/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes had three more passes defensed in one of his best games of the season. He leads the team in passes defensed with 14
11/20/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) had full participation Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.
11/19/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday. Rhodes came into the season with a label of being injured too often. He has held up well though and recorded the first pick of his career in Chicago on Sunday.
09/19/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes (groin) is probable for Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints.
09/15/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes went into Sunday's game against New England listed as questionable with a groin injury, but played 63 of the team's 65 defensive snaps. He also was targeted, giving up a 44-yard completion after slipping and missing a tackle. He also was flagged three times in the third quarter, two of which were accepted.
09/11/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes (groin) was limited in practice Thursday. That's a good sign that he's on pace to play Sunday. He sat out Wednesday's practice. Look for him to suit up on Sunday and try to play.
09/10/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who struggled with leg injuries as a rookie last season, already is in danger of missing a game. He left Sunday's game because of a groin injury and did not practice on Wednesday. The Vikings are too thin at corner to lose their best one going up against Tom Brady. If Rhodes can't play, Josh Robinson likely would start, while rookie Jabari Price would become the No. 3 corner.
09/08/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes played only 54 percent of the snaps Sunday because of a groin injury. He is day to day.
09/07/14 - CB Xavier Rhodes (groin) left the game in the third quarter and didn't return. His status for next week's home game with New England isn't known. Rhodes finished the game with one tackle.
12/26/13 - CB Xavier Rhodes has missed the past two games because of an ankle injury, yet his 23 passes defensed is still nine better than any other Viking. That's also a team record, breaking the previous mark of 19 set by Orlando Thomas in 1995.
12/23/13 - CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) missed his second straight game and will be reevaluated this week. Without Rhodes, punt returner Marcus Sherels made his sixth career start. He's not the most physically gifted player, but he's a quick little scrapper who knows how to stay in position.
12/18/13 - CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) was injured at Baltimore and did not play against the Eagles. He missed practice on Wednesday and will need to make significant progress to have a chance to play on Sunday. Without Rhodes last week, punt returner Marcus Sherels made his fifth career start. He's not the most physically gifted player, but he's a quick little scrapper who knows how to stay in position.
12/16/13 - CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) was injured at Baltimore and was unable to play on Sunday. He's still day-to-day. With Robinson and Rhodes out, the Vikings gave punt returner Marcus Sherels his fifth career start. He's not the most physically gifted player, but he's a quick little scrapper who knows how to stay in position.
12/11/13 - CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) suffered his injury in the second half at Baltimore and remains day-to-day. He has struggled against nagging injuries all season and was on crutches after the game. If Robinson is unable to return, the Vikings will have to start punt returner Marcus Sherels, who is a scrapper but often gets overmatched physically.
12/11/13 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who had four more passes defensed at Baltimore, has 23 on the season. That shatters the team rookie record of 19 set by Orlando Thomas in 1995.