09/22/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) was limited in practice again Thursday, which represents a slight improvement since he missed the first two games because of the injury. He's expected to play in Sunday's game at Carolina (1 p.m. ET) if he makes it through Friday's practice and experiences no swelling or other issues the following day.
09/21/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) returned to practice on Wednesday. He was limited but is expected to play for the first time this season. That's a big boost for the fifth-ranked scoring defense as it prepares to face big receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
09/16/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes has been ruled out for the Minnesota Vikings' Sunday night game against NFC North rival Green Bay, the first regular-season date for the franchise at U.S. Bank Stadium. Rhodes missed Week 1 at Tennessee with a knee injury and was not able to return to practice this week. The former first-round pick is in the final year of his rookie contract.
09/15/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) missed practice again Thursday and will not play Sunday. He'll be replaced again by 2015 first-round draft pick Trae Waynes.
09/14/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who felt a pop in his right knee during stretching on Sunday morning, will miss his second straight game as he recovers from an injury that won't require surgery, head coach Mike Zimmer said. Rhodes didn't practice Wednesday.
09/12/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes was a surprise inactive on Sunday. He had missed the final two weeks of the preseason because of a hamstring injury, but wasn't on the injury report. However, while stretching Sunday morning, he felt a pop in his knee and was unable to run. Tests revealed no need for surgery, but Rhodes is day-to-day and probably will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay.
09/07/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who missed a couple weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in the second preseason game, has returned to practice. He's expected to start Sunday, but the Vikings are being careful. He was limited in Wednesday's practice.
08/26/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who pulled a hamstring in the second preseason game, hasn't practiced all week and will miss Sunday's preseason home opener at new U.S. Bank Stadium.
08/20/16 - CB Xavier Rhodes, who injured his hamstring on the first series of the Seattle preseason game, sat out Saturday's practice. He was replaced by Trae Waynes.
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.