During the holiday weekend, it was revealed that Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has a partly torn pectoral muscle. The extent of the injury is unknown, but he wasn’t on the field during minicamp last month.
There’s a clear emphasis on depth this year for the Vikings, but it’s almost mandatory at cornerback and the defensive line in Zimmer’s defense. He stresses on those specific positions in order for his scheme to function properly by eliminating the run and having technically sound cornerbacks that are in position to contest every ball.
Fortunately for the Vikings, they stocked up on cornerbacks this offseason with the additions of veteran Terence Newman and rookie Trae Waynes. The Vikings are already set with their No. 1 corner, Xavier Rhodes. The rest remains a mystery as we’re a little over two weeks away from training camp.
Captain Munnerlyn was limited by a foot injury, which led to the Vikings slotting Waynes in the nickel role with Newman serving as the outside cornerback with Rhodes. Jabari Price, Marcus Sherels, Jalil Carter and undrafted rookie free agent Justin Coleman also all benefited with more reps.
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