Dan Chisena

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #85
Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #85

Dan Chisena News

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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