Dan Chisena

Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver #85
Pittsburgh Steelers
Wide Receiver #85

Dan Chisena News

Moves back to practice squad

Chisena reverted to Minnesota's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Chisena got his second elevation of the season prior to Sunday's Week 9 win over Washington and didn't see any snaps on offense. He logged 16 snaps on special teams, making one tackle on punt coverage. Chisena has worked almost exclusively as a special teamer during his three NFL seasons.

Nov 7, 2022 4:37 PM EST

Elevated from practice squad

Chisena was elevated from the Vikings' practice squad to the active roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Commanders.

Analysis: Chisena has spent the entire season on the Vikings' practice squad and this marks the second time he has been elevated to the active roster. The first occasion came in Week 5, when he played only two offensive snaps. He is likely to play a limited role once again against the Commanders.

Nov 5, 2022 5:32 PM EST

Returning to practice squad

Chisena reverted to the Vikings' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Chisena earned the elevation with Jalen Nailor inactive due to a hamstring injury. He chipped in with eight snaps on special teams, which lead to one tackle on kick coverage.

Oct 10, 2022 5:26 PM EST

Bumped up to active roster

The Vikings elevated Chisena on Saturday from their practice squad to their active roster for Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Chisena draws his first elevation of the season and is in line to make his season debut in Week 5. The 25-year-old wideout has appeared in 25 games for Minnesota over the past two seasons, but he's played primarily on special teams, logging just 11 offensive snaps. The wideout has yet to catch a pass in the NFL.

Oct 8, 2022 3:53 PM EST

Inks practice squad deal

The Vikings signed Chisena (leg) to their practice squad Wednesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Chisena missed the Vikings' final two preseason games with a leg injury and was waived ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline. The third-year wideout has appeared in 25 games with Minnesota over the past two seasons, almost exclusively playing on special teams.

Aug 31, 2022 3:28 PM EST

Released by Minnesota

Chisena (leg) was released by the Vikings.

Analysis: Chisena missed time in training camp with a leg injury which may have hurt his chances. He could be signed to the practice squad as the Vikings may need him at some point for his play on special teams, especially punt coverage.

Aug 30, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Suffers leg injury

Chisena, who'd been dealing with a lower leg injury during training camp, sustained a similar injury in Sunday's preseason loss at Las Vegas, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He had one reception for 22 yards on two targets before the injury.

Analysis: Chisena is a key player on special teams especially punt coverage. Chisena appeared in 11 games last year, playing all his snaps on special teams. He's a long shot to win any role on offense.

Aug 14, 2022 8:54 PM EST

Activated by Vikings

The Vikings activated Chisena from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: Chisena was away from the team for a week and a half due to the league's COVID-19 protocols, but he'll now be eligible to return to practice. He's played primarily on special teams this year.

Dec 23, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Lands on COVID-19 list

Chisena was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: Chisena will need to produce back-to-back negative tests at least 24 hours apart or complete a 10-day quarantine before he is able to return to team facilities. The wideout hasn't seen more than five offensive snaps in a game this season, so his potential absence shouldn't impact the Vikings' offensive gameplan.

Dec 13, 2021 3:03 PM EST

Signs with Minnesota

The Vikings signed Chisena on Tuesday.

Analysis: Chisena started the season on the Vikings' injured reserve, but he was waived after being activated to the 53-man roster. The 26-year-old wideout now rejoins the Vikings' active roster and will operate as a depth option.

Oct 12, 2021 12:52 PM EST

Waived by Vikings

Chisena was waived by the Vikings on Saturday.

Analysis: The wide receiver was activated from injured reserved Wednesday after dealing with an undisclosed injury, but is seems his run with the team has come to an end. He'll look to find another squad where he can battle for a depth spot at wideout.

Oct 9, 2021 3:37 PM EST

Activated from injured reserve

The Vikings activated Chisena (undisclosed) from injured reserve Wednesday.

Analysis: Chisena returned to practice last week after spending the minimum three weeks on IR, and he has now officially been added to the 53-man roster. The 26-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Vikings last year but didn't see any snaps on offense. He will likely garner a similar role for Minnesota during the 2021 season.

Oct 6, 2021 10:45 AM EST

Returns to practice Wednesday

Chisena (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Chisena spent the minimum three weeks on IR, and he will now have three weeks to be added to the active roster. If he isn't, he will head back to IR for the remainder of the season.

Sep 29, 2021 9:15 AM EST

Moves to injured reserve

Chisena (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

Analysis: The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Chisena will open the regular season on injured reserve. The 24-year-old will miss at least the first three games of the season for Minnesota.

Sep 1, 2021 8:17 PM EST

Cleared for Week 9

Chisena (hip) isn't on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Chisena should be active, but his role will likely remain limited, as the rookie is yet to play a snap on offense this season.

Nov 6, 2020 11:11 AM EST

Held to limited participation

Chisena (hip) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice session.

Analysis: The 23-year-old receiver was ruled out of Sunday's NFC North matchup against Green Bay, marking his first game absence of 2020. Chisena has yet to field a single offensive snap during his rookie campaign out of Penn State, though he has played an important special-teams role with an average of 21 snaps per game in that department. Given that he's been able to log consecutive limited sessions in practice Wednesday and Thursday, there's a reasonable chance of him being active for another divisional matchup Week 9 against Detroit.

Nov 5, 2020 3:47 PM EST

Unavailable against Packers

Chisena (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Packers, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Chisena popped up on the injury report Friday as a non-participant in practice, so it's not surprising that he's ruled out ahead of the Week 8 tilt. All of Chisena's contributions this season have been on special teams, so this won't affect the offensive dynamic.

Oct 31, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Questionable for Week 8

Chisena (undisclosed) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Analysis: Even if he suits up, Chisena's impact is likely to be limited to special teams situations. His contributions on the stat sheet through six games have been limited to one fumble recovery.

Oct 30, 2020 10:57 AM EST

Positional change

The Vikings are switching Chisena from receiver to safety, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Chisena's positional shift comes with the context that he's been impressing on special teams throughout training camp. The Penn State product could have an outside chance at a spot on the final roster, though it's more likely that he could latch on to Minnesota's practice squad as a way to continue developing with the team.

Aug 30, 2020 5:50 PM EST

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