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Danielle Hunter

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28 yrs


6'5'' / 263 lbs




Posts career highs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-14

Hunter recorded 83 tackles (54 solo), 16.5 sacks, two passes defended and forced four fumbles during the 2023 season.

Hunter earned a new one-year contract as training camp got underway after holding out during minicamp and spent this past season proving he deserved it. The 29-year-old earned his fourth selection to the Pro Bowl team while logging career highs in tackles, sacks and forced fumbles. The LSU product is not under contract for next offseason and will be looking to get paid again. Considering his talent, he could be a candidate for the franchise tag, if he's unable to reach a long-term deal with the Vikings.

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Three tackles in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-02

Hunter finished Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Packers with three tackles (one solo).

Hunter played six snaps on special teams in addition to his 62 defensive snaps Sunday. He has 17 tackles (seven solo), including 2.0 sacks, since the Vikings' Week 13 bye. With one game left in the regular season, Hunter has set career highs in total tackles (77), sacks (15.5) and forced fumbles (four) over 16 games.

Good to go versus Detroit

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Hunter (illness) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions.

Hunter saw his practice participation increase over the course of the week, culminating in a full session Friday. He's been a key piece of the Vikings' pass rush and has registered a career-high 15.5 sacks over 14 games this season.

Upgrades to limited work

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-21

Hunter (illness) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Hunter's illness seems to be getting better, as he's gone from recording a DNP on Wednesday to logging a limited practice session Thursday. The star edge rusher will likely carry an injury designation into Week 16's divisional matchup against the Lions unless he's able to practice in full Friday.

Slowed by illness

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Hunter was estimated as a non-participant in practice Wednesday due to an illness.

Minnesota held a walkthrough Wednesday, so Hunter's absence is an estimation of his status had the team gone through a full practice. The veteran pass rusher has been as good as ever this season, ranking second in the league with a career-high 15.5 sacks through 14 contests. Hunter will look to recover from his ailment in time to suit up Sunday against Detroit.

Gets two sacks in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Hunter recorded five tackles (three solo) including two sacks in Saturday's 27-24 overtime loss at Cincinnati.

Hunter found his way into the sack column for the 11th time in 14 games this season Saturday, and he managed more than one sack for the fourth time this year. His 15.5 sacks so far in 2023 is already a career high total with three games still left to play.

Has 1.5 sacks in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-28

Hunter had nine total tackles, 1.5 sacks and three QB hits in Monday's loss to Chicago.

Hunter has 13.5 sacks this season but is also contributing elsewhere with a career-high 5.0 tackles per game (for a full season) and two passes defensed.

Records nine stops in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Hunter racked up nine tackles (five solo), including one for loss, in Sunday's 31-28 Week 9 victory versus the Falcons.

Hunter's tackle total was a season high and ranked second on the Vikings behind Jordan Hicks. That helped the veteran post another strong IDP performance despite the fact that he didn't record a sack for just the second time through nine games this season. Hunter leads the NFL with 10 sacks on the campaign.

Picks up another sack in MNF win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-24

Hunter recorded two tackles (two solo) and one sack in the Vikings' Week 7 win over the 49ers Monday night.

Turning 29 years old later this month, Hunter is up to a league-leading nine sacks on the year and has at least one in six of seven appearances to start the season. Hunter also leads the NFL with 12 tackles for loss. His name has come up in potential trade talks if the Vikings decide to be sellers at the deadline next week.

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