Brandon Dillon

Brandon Dillon

Tight End #0
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:None / None lb.
Drafted:None / UDFA

Brandon Dillon: Nabs future deal

The Vikings signed Dillon (ankle) to a reserve/future contract Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Dillon spent the duration of the 2020 season on the Vikings' practice squad. The 23-year-old tight end was elevated to the active roster for three games. Dillon will vie for a depth role next season.

January 4, 2021 2:28 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Shifts to COVID-19 list

The Vikings placed Dillon (ankle) on the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Dillon was eligible to return from the practice squad injured list Tuesday, but he'll remain away from the team as he works through COVID-19 protocol. With the playoffs out of reach, Dillon likely won't practice again this year.

December 29, 2020 3:23 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Out with ankle injury

Dillon (ankle) was placed on the practice squad injury list Tuesday.

Analysis: The 23-year-old suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Jaguars and reverted back to the practice squad Monday. Dillon will be unavailable for at least the next couple weeks while on the injury list.

December 8, 2020 7:46 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Back to practice squad

Dillon (ankle) reverted back to Minnesota's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Dillon was on the field Sunday against Jacksonville for two offensive snaps and four special teams snaps. He's recorded one catch for six yards in three games this season.

December 7, 2020 7:38 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Injury ends day early

Dillon (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was bumped up to the active roster for a second consecutive game with Irv Smith sitting out because of a back injury. Dillon has now been beset with an issue of his own, leaving Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Conklin as Minnesota's only available tight ends for the remainder of the contest.

December 6, 2020 12:33 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Bumps to active roster

The Vikings elevated Dillon to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Irv Smith (back) is set to miss a second straight game, so Dillon will slot in as the No. 3 tight end behind Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Conklin in Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Dillon has played two games this year, catching one pass for six yards over 10 snaps on offense.

December 5, 2020 4:44 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Gets first reception

Dillon had one reception for six yards on his lone target in Sunday's win over Carolina.

Analysis: It was his first reception of the season. Dillon played eight snaps on offense and was activated from the practice squad with Irv Smith sidelined with a groin injury. Dillon may move back to the bench when Smith returns.

December 1, 2020 9:12 AM EST

Brandon Dillon: Promoted from practice squad

Dillon was elevated to the Vikings' active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The 23-year-old is up from the practice squad as an extra player for Sunday's matchup with Carolina. Dillon played a pair of offensive snaps during his previous appearance this season.

November 28, 2020 6:09 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Reverts to practice squad

Dillon reverted to Minnesota's practice squad after Monday's 19-13 win over the Bears, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was elevated to the active roster as an extra player for Monday's contest and played two offensive snaps. Dillon served as a reserve tight end with Irv Smith (groin) sidelined and saw minimal playing time.

November 17, 2020 4:37 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Jumps to active roster

The Vikings elevated Dillon to the active roster Sunday.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent played one game for the Vikings last season, logging targetless seven snaps on offense. Dillon is set for his 2020 debut with Irv Smith (groin) out of the lineup, and he'll slot in as the No. 3 tight end behind Kyle Rudolph and Tyler Conklin.

November 15, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Back on practice squad

The Vikings waived Dillon on Saturday and signed him to the practice squad Sunday, the Kokomo Tribune reports.

Analysis: Dillon saw playing time during a sole contest in 2019 and otherwise also spent time on the Vikings' practice squad. He'll get the benefit of another opportunity to develop with the team.

September 7, 2020 6:10 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Remains with Minnesota

Dillon signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on Monday.

Analysis: Dillon cracked Minnesota's initial 53-man roster but was waived after playing seven offensive snaps in the season opener. The 22-year-old spent the rest of the season on the practice squad and will now have a full offseason with the team.

January 13, 2020 9:28 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Lands on practice squad

Dillon signed with the Vikings' practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Dillon cleared waivers Wednesday, and the Vikings are keeping him around. If the Vikings run into injuries at tight end, they may promote the undrafted rookie out of Marian University.

September 11, 2019 3:49 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Let go by Vikings

Minnesota waived Dillon on Tuesday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

Analysis: Dillon was active for Sunday's season opener against Atlanta, but he didn't see the field. The 22-year-old was waived to make room for center Brett Jones.

September 10, 2019 2:08 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Left off injury report

Dillon (head) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report .

Analysis: Dillon suffered this head injury in the preseason finale. He has shaken off the issue now, though, and will be ready for the season opener versus the Falcons. There's a chance he's still inactive Sunday, however, as the Vikings are set with pass-catching tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Irv Smith Jr.

September 4, 2019 3:48 PM EST

Brandon Dillon: Exits with head injury

Dillon left Thursday's preseason loss to Buffalo in the fourth quarter after taking an illegal hit to the head, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent from Marian University is a long shot to make the final roster with the Vikings spending a second-round pick on fellow tight end Irv Smith Jr.

August 29, 2019 9:11 PM EST

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