Commanders claim CB Cameron Dantzler off waivers from Vikings
It’s been a busy day for the Washington Commanders. In addition to agreeing to terms with two offensive linemen and a linebacker, defensive tackle Daron Payne was in Ashburn to sign his new four-year contract with the Commanders.
Lost in the chaos on the opening day of the NFL’s legal tampering period was Washington adding a cornerback off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings. Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Commanders claimed cornerback Cameron Dantzler after Minnesota released the former third-round pick three days ago.
The #Commanders claimed CB Cameron Dantzler off waivers from the #Vikings.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2023
Dantzler was the No. 89 overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft out of Mississippi State. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Dantzler was a pick of former Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer and appeared in 10 games last season under new head coach Kevin O’Connell and his staff.
The Vikings hired Brian Flores as defensive coordinator this offseason to replace Ed Donatell, who was fired after one season.
Dantzler is an intriguing addition for the Commanders with his size and length. Earlier on Monday, Washington re-signed cornerback Danny Johnson.