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Rhodes getting schooling during summer camp

MANKATO, Minn. -- The standout play from Minnesota Vikings' training camp so far came on a Saturday evening with second-year cornerback Xavier Rhodes providing the highlight. In a full-team drill, Rhodes was trailing receiver Jarius Wright down the field on a Matt Cassel pass attempt. Rhodes jumped in the air and hauled in a two-handed, over-the-shoulder interception to the delight...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnnesota Vikings DB Xavier Rhodes Wears a Helmet Cam While Covering WR Greg Jennings

Watching an NFL game live or on television is pretty cool in itself, but what if you could see a game from the view of one of the player's on the field? We will not likely get to see a whole game like that anytime soon, but thanks to the helmet cam Minnesota Vikings defensive back Xavier Rhodes recently wore in practice we now know what it looks like to try to cover wide receiver...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

#5 | Xavier Rhodes Number 5 on the list goes to cornerback Xavier Rhodes.  Rhodes overcame a tough start to his rookie season to finish arguably as the Vikings top cornerback.  Early in the year he was often flagged for pass interference as he was too physical in coverage.  As the season progressed, Rhodes’ technique was much more refined and he started seeing less laundry...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Minnesota Vikings will be a surprise this season

Do you like surprises? Well for Vikings fans, the 2014-15 season could shockingly be a great turnaround after a 5-11 finish last-season. Several positive things come to mind as the Vikings are a mere two months away from opening up in St. Louis to begin the season. First, the new coaching staff should help make the Vikings versatile on offense and defense starting this season. Head...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings should acquire Aqib Talib

The Minnesota Vikings should acquire Aqib TalibCornerback Aqib Talib will be a highly pursued free agent if the New England Patriots fail to reach an agreement with him by March 11. The Minnesota Vikings should be chomping at the bit for the opportunity to possibly acquire Talib if he doesn’t resign with the Patriots and there are many reasons why. Minnesota had the worst passing...
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February 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

Vikings get first-rounders, Rhodes & Patterson under contract

Earlier we reported that the Vikings signed first-rounder Shariff Floyd.  They’ve now signed their other two first round picks. The Vikings have announced that they’ve signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson. And here's the third! Welcome to the team, @XavierRhodes29_ pic.twitter.com/oFVM4hxeou — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 25, 2013...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings pass defense is steadily improving

Alan Williams improved the Vikings’ pass defense greatly in first year as defensive coordinator in 2012. The Vikings set out to improve their pass defense even more by way of the draft. Minnesota selected one of the best corners of the entire draft class, that being Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes has already impressed the Vikings coaching staff. “The one thing, I don’t know how much...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes quick to adapt and impress

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Like every NFL rookie, Xavier Rhodes is trying to soak up all he can during the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities. Minnesota thought highly enough of Rhodes to make him a first-round draft pick in April, and he hasn't disappointed during the summer practices as coaches and teammates have been impressed with his talent and how he's acclimated...
Via Fox Sports North
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings will rely on Rhodes to slow NFC North foes

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For the past several years, the Minnesota Vikings have entered seasons with a preferred set of cornerbacks they believed could help them negate the pass-happy offenses in the NFC North. Inevitably, injuries hit and poor performance left the secondary among the biggest weak spots for Minnesota. The injuries became a yearly issue with players like Cedric Griffin...
Via Fox Sports North
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off: Vikings Select CB Xavier Rhodes

The post-draft sex glow is all about us as we move into the doldrums of the NFL off-season, but there's still much to talk about with the Vikings 2013 NFL Draft picks. In Purple Jesus Diaries' NFL Draft-or-Bust Off, we review each pick in turn and provide some further amateur insight for you. Previously we looked at Sharrif Floyd, and today, we continue with the Vikings second...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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