40 Time Range: 4.63-4.68/Hamstring, No full workout/hamstring/knee INJ's
Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: SI.com Honorable Mention All-American … first-team All-ACC … started all 12 games … finished year No. 2 in the ACC and No. 7 nationally with six INTs … twice during season was named honorable mention for the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week honor … shared ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors on Nov. 1 with teammate Corey Mosley after snaring two INTs in Uva's 24-19 upset of No. 22 Miami … finished No. 8 on the team with 48 tackles … broke up four passeas and recorded 0.5 sacks … slowed the final four games of the season with an ankle injury … returned 13 punts for 84 yards … selected by the Uva coaches as the team's defensive player of the week for the VMI and Miami games. 2009: Appeared in all 12 games, starting one ... returned team-high 20 punts for 88 yards ... returned team-high 22 kickoffs for 513 yards ... collected two interceptions (North Carolina & Duke), broke up two other passes ... made 29 tackles, 21 solos. 2008: Played in every game, starting twice … a regular on Uva special teams … posted 25 tackles including 21 solo stops … broke up four passes and intercepted passes against Richmond and Miami … led the team with 21 kickoff returns, averaging 23.3 yards per runback. 2007: Redshirted. Personal: Father, Frank, was a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, playing from 1984-92.
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07/25/12 - CB Chase Minnifield cleared waivers and was placed on the Redskins' reserve/injured list.
07/25/12 - CB Chase Minnifield was waived/injured by the Redskins. He will be placed on reserve/injured once he clears waivers.
07/18/12 - CB Chase Minnifield (knee) failed his physical and was placed on the Redskins active/physically unable to perform list.
04/25/12 - Former Virginia defensive back Chase Minnifield is recovering slower than expected from his January knee arthroscopy, which reports indicate included a microfracture procedure, but he expects it will lead to an improved final result. "I am getting better every day and I only have trace swelling," Minnifield told NFLDraftScout.com. "My doctor, James Andrews, made a report that all NFL teams received. They know. I am not 100 percent, but I will be." Minnifield would not confirm he had microfracture during his January 3 knee scope, but said he was familiar with the procedure. Multiple league sources confirm that medical reports said he had the procedure. Team reactions have been mixed. Minnifield, once projected as a second round draft prospect, has dropped two or more rounds on some boards and at least one team said he is off their draft list now. "We know this procedure is designed to enhance recovery and make the knee more sound," reported one team executive. "We also know it takes time." Despite Minnifield's desire for a rapid recovery, studies on NBA players who had microfracture indicate that a slow, deliberate rehabilitation yields the best results, although some individuals respond quicker than others. Microfracture is a procedure developed in the late 1980s by famed Vail, Colorado orthopedic surgeon Richard Steadman. Dr. Andrews, whose clinic attended Minnifield, advocates a version of that procedure. It is an arthroscopic procedure that is done in conjunction with a traditional clean-out, which is what Minnifield said he had. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
04/09/12 - 2012 NFL COMBINE MEDICAL RECHECK: CB Chase Minnifield, Virginia (5-10, 183): Minnifield did not run at the combine due to a medical exclusion that noted "bilateral ankles." That term apparently refers to edema or the swelling has resulted in his slower-than-expected recovery from a Jan. 3 arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. It was a simple clean-out to remove loose cartilage. Minnifield didn't participate in the combine workouts and said he was functioning at only 80 percent when he had a disappointing pro day workout March 15 on campus. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com