Skip to main content

The weakest part of the Minnesota Vikings' roster right now is probably the defensive secondary, but the Vikings are bringing in reinforcements with cornerback Chandon Sullivan.

KSTP's Darren Wolfson also reports that he will sign a one-year deal with Minnesota, adding another former Packer to Ed Donatell's defense.

The Vikings confirmed Friday morning that Sullivan had begun his visit, much the way the Vikings announced when Za'Darius Smith, also a former Packer, started his visit with the Vikings. Smith never left town and wound up signing a three-year, $42 million contract. 

Based on his numbers, Sullivan is an upgrade in the slot compared to Mackensie Alexander last season. According to Pro Football Focus, Sullivan ranked 10th among 41 slot corners last season, while Alexander ranked 35th. 

Sullivan started 21 games over the past three seasons with the Packers, where he totaled 5 interceptions (3 last season) and 16 pass breakups. 

Despite the addition of Sullivan, cornerback is still a major need for the Vikings. The only cornerbacks on Minnesota's roster right now are Kris Boyd, Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand. Patrick Peterson, who is a free agent, has also expressed interest in returning to the Vikings. 

Next Up

School dinners lunch

Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students

Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.

motorcycle

Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup

The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.

Sebastion Wolbersen-O’Hara

Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities

Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.

Joseph_P._Kennedy,_Sr_optimized

Foundation, the building, the win

Identifying Value Plus Catalysts helps your financial strategy and foundation

boating minnesota lake

25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat

The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.

mayor frey city minneapolis live stream march 14 2022

What's in Mayor Jacob Frey's budget proposal?

Here's a breakdown of what the Minneapolis mayor is focusing on in 2023-24.

Low, Mimi Parker

Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment

The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.

Screen Shot 2022-08-15 at 11.09.39 AM

Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy

The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.

Related

Za'Darius Smith

Za'Darius Smith signs $42M deal with Vikings

The 29-year-old is one of the best in the NFL when healthy.

Adam Thielen and Kirk Cousins

Report: Vikings 'open to dealing several' high-priced veterans

"I'd be surprised if a few were not moved," said Jason La Canfora.

Deshaun Watson

Report: Vikings among teams on Deshaun Watson's 'radar'

Watson didn't play in 2021 due to ongoing legal issues.

Kevin O'Connell

What exactly are the Vikings doing?

In the coming days, things will happen. Whether they paint all of Picasso’s twisted figures into soothing Monets or not, we’ll see.

Jeff Gladney

Ex-Viking Jeff Gladney found not guilty of assaulting woman

Gladney, a former first-round pick, was released by the Vikings. He's now a free agent.

Chris Reed

Vikings sign ex-Colts and Panthers guard Chris Reed

Reed played at MSU-Mankato with Adam Thielen from 2010-12.

Kirk Cousins

NFL insider: 'A Kirk Cousins trade would not surprise me'

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has made some big Vikings reports this week.