The Facts: The Vikings will begin their second week of training camp without the majority of their signal-callers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Minnesota placed Cousins and fellow QBs Kellen Mond and Nate Stanley on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Monday. Rookie receiver Myron Mitchell has also been placed on the list.
Diehards Line: The official designations of the trio of quarterbacks left the Vikings with just one experienced passer currently available for practice: Jake Browning. The Vikings are also planning on signing quarterback Case Cookus, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday. ... In case you missed it, Mond recently tested positive for COVID-19, and Cousins and Stanley are considered high-risk close contacts under the NFL and NFLPA's COVID-19 protocols, leading to their removal from activities Saturday. High-risk close contacts are required to isolate upon learning of their previous contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, per protocol, and will remain isolated until PCR virus test results are negative. Fully vaccinated individuals are also tested daily for three days following exposure when considered a close contact, but are not considered to be high-risk, meaning they are not required to isolate.