Report: Kellen Mond tests positive for COVID-19, Kirk Cousins a high-risk contact

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Details emerged not long after the Vikings tweeted multiple players would miss Saturday night’s practice inside TCO Stadium because of COVID-19 protocols.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports rookie Kellen Mond has tested positive for COVID-19, and starter Kirk Cousins and Nate Stanley were deemed high-risk close contacts.

Jake Browning is expected to get all the reps at today’s practice. Browning is vaccinated, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports, and no quarantine is required for vaccinated players who are close contacts.

The Vikings are going through contact tracing to determine who else is a high-risk contact.

The Vikings’ statement reads: Due to the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, multiple players will be held out of tonight’s practice inside TCO Stadium. Further updates will be shared as they become available in the coming days.

The Vikings had not placed any players on the COVID-19 reserve list during training camp.

42 responses to “Report: Kellen Mond tests positive for COVID-19, Kirk Cousins a high-risk contact

  1. Let’s all run out and get vaccinated so we can all get covid BUT be told that lucky for us we won’t die. I got vaccinated due to peer pressure but always knew it was stupid to do so, now I feel vindicated. My intuition was dead on right.

  2. But…but I thought the vaccine was supposed to stop you from catching and spreading Covid! This can’t be happening!!!!!

    That was sarcasm.

  3. COVID cases are up……ya no kidding, the US is partying like its 1969. This WILL NEVER GO AWAY. When will people realize that all that matters now is that deaths arent going up. With vaacination reaily available who gives a crap if cases are going up or down. We live in such a unbelievably stupid society.

  4. So get vaccinated but still get covid but if your vaccinated you don’t have to quarantine or it won’t cost your team to forfeit a game. This is RIDICULOUS.. Take the shot to take a risk sounds like to me & don’t tell me how it’s suppose to slow down the symptoms etc

  5. One thing is for sure, Covid lit up the dumb people in this country like someone turned on a blacklight and they’re all in white.

  6. I thought the aluminum foil practice hats were supposed to prevent this sort of thing.

  7. Cousins is to good for vaccinations and playing for a team without a trophy cabinet

  8. I read this over and over. Where does it say that Mond was vaccinated? Where does it say that a vaccinated player got Covid 19? It is clear people feel passionate but nothing in the article says if you get vaccinated you will get Covid or that vaccines don’t work. It does say that Cousins who probably doesn’t need the work will be out and Mond whose roster spot is safe will also. But assuming Mond recovers, the real loser is Stanley who is in a fight for a roster spot and now will miss precious time. That’s what I took away from it.

  9. It’s hysterical how upset people get when they realize they have no power over other individuals

  10. theoriginalsurferbob says:
    July 31, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    Let’s all run out and get vaccinated so we can all get covid BUT be told that lucky for us we won’t die. I got vaccinated due to peer pressure but always knew it was stupid to do so, now I feel vindicated. My intuition was dead on right.

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    I don’t understand what you’re complaining about. Are you experiencing side effects from the shot?
    Is your skin magnetic? Can you not longer get it up? Has your sperm count dropped dramatically? Do you think the government is tracking you? Are you mad that if you get COVID you may not get hospitalized & die?
    What exactly are you “dead right” about?

  11. You know who really screwed himself by not being vaccinated? Nate Stanley. If he was vaccinated, he would play half the game tonight and stay in the competition with Browning. No vaccination and Browning gets all the reps. It also shows the team why it should not carry unvaccinated players on the roster absent a really compelling reason.

  12. The vaccine is like a really nice, high-quality raincoat. When it’s raining in a normal manner it does a fantastic job of keeping you dry. In a heavy rain with driving wind it does a pretty good job but some people might get a little wet. Some people will get very wet with the raincoat if they seek rainstorms to be in. If you walk around saying raincoats restrict your freedom of movement and refuse to wear one, you’re going to get soaked. If a deposed Orange King tells the freedom fighters to wear a raincoat, you’d have a hard time finding them not sold out. It’s not rocket science but it does require a fifth grade education.

  13. In the 90’s and 2000’s the military forced a “safe and effective” Anthrax vaccine onto the service members. This vaccine was not FDA approved. Now studies have proven that “Gulf War Syndrome” was caused by the anthrax vaccine. Veterans with GWS still have the antibodies from that shot. GWS includes multiple scleroses, lupus, and other debilitations. VA is paying out millions of disability to veterans who are suffering because of it. The COVID vaccine MIGHT be safe…. but maybe it’s not? No one knows. Don’t judge people who don’t want to take an experimental and unproven treatment. Those soldiers also “trusted the scientists”.

  14. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says:
    July 31, 2021 at 6:34 pm
    It’s hysterical how upset people get when they realize they have no power over other individuals
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I’m not hysterical, I’m frustrated. I want life to be as-normal as I used to enjoy. The anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers have already extended this controllable dilemma at least six full months and now they’re going to do it again! I’m glad, for you, stupid isn’t painful.

  15. 250dollarnflowner says:
    July 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm
    In the 90’s and 2000’s the military forced a “safe and effective” Anthrax vaccine onto the service members. This vaccine was not FDA approved. Now studies have proven that “Gulf War Syndrome” was caused by the anthrax vaccine. Veterans with GWS still have the antibodies from that shot. GWS includes multiple scleroses, lupus, and other debilitations. VA is paying out millions of disability to veterans who are suffering because of it. The COVID vaccine MIGHT be safe…. but maybe it’s not? No one knows. Don’t judge people who don’t want to take an experimental and unproven treatment. Those soldiers also “trusted the scientists”.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Studies haven’t proven anything. Theories exist. Opinions, like yours, are prevalent. The bromide (nerve agent preventor) was a pill, not a vaccine.

  16. stellarperformance says:
    July 31, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Studies haven’t proven anything. Theories exist.
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    Exactly. Studies haven’t proven anything. Same with COVID vaccine. Thanks for making my argument.

  17. 250dollarnflowner says:
    July 31, 2021 at 7:18
    Exactly. Studies haven’t proven anything. Same with COVID vaccine. Thanks for making my argument.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Vaccines have been approved for emergency use. You can thank your Orange King for that. If it were officially approved, would you get one?

  18. theoriginalsurferbob says:
    July 31, 2021 at 5:48 pm
    Let’s all run out and get vaccinated so we can all get covid BUT be told that lucky for us we won’t die. I got vaccinated due to peer pressure but always knew it was stupid to do so, now I feel vindicated. My intuition was dead on right.
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    May you and your entire family have many get togethers during the holiday season. Make sure you invite any unvaccinated friends over as well.

  19. vavikingfan says:
    July 31, 2021 at 7:56 pm
    Who knew there were so many infectious disease experts?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    How many do you need?

  20. Fascinating situation. I imagine that the pandemic incident response plan did not consider that political affiliation would affect things like this. That you would have a major news company actively working against the solution and they you would have political people helping.

  21. Amazing how the public knows more than doctors. How else do people ignore their advice?

  22. 250dollarnflowner says:
    July 31, 2021 at 7:18 pm
    stellarperformance says:
    July 31, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Studies haven’t proven anything. Theories exist.
    ——————————-
    Exactly. Studies haven’t proven anything. Same with COVID vaccine. Thanks for making my argument.
    ===========================================
    He didn’t make your argument. But between your first post and this nonsensical one it just shows that you have no idea about what you’re talking about on several different levels.

  23. vikinganswer says:
    July 31, 2021 at 5:46 pm
    This crap again. Thanks China
    ————

    More like… thanks Scienctists who like to play god.

  24. Joe Biden says you can’t get Covid if you’re vaccinated. Meanwhile, half the country voted for a proven liar.

  25. MNGoon says:
    July 31, 2021 at 8:44 pm
    Joe Biden says you can’t get Covid if you’re vaccinated. Meanwhile, half the country voted for a proven liar.

    And the other half didn’t?

  26. This just shows how stupid Stanley is and how selfish Cousins is. Part of me wants Browning start the season. Bench cousins…just to prove a point. And I don’t want to hear Cousins talk about how much he loves God anymore. Not when he refuses to help protect his fellow man.

  27. _—————
    “250dollarnflowner says:
    July 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm
    In the 90’s and 2000’s the military forced a “safe and effective” Anthrax vaccine onto the service members. This vaccine was not FDA approved. Now studies have proven that “Gulf War Syndrome” was caused by the anthrax vaccine. Veterans with GWS still have the antibodies from that shot. GWS includes multiple scleroses, lupus, and other debilitations. VA is paying out millions of disability to veterans who are suffering because of it. The COVID vaccine MIGHT be safe…. but maybe it’s not? No one knows. Don’t judge people who don’t want to take an experimental and unproven treatment. Those soldiers also “trusted the scientists”.”

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    Since Gulf War Syndrome refers to the first Gulf War in 1991, which occurred before the anthrax vaccine was developed, I’m going to have to call BS here.

  28. Joe Biden also said he used to drive an 18 wheeler. What is your point?

  29. Technically we’re not in a pandemic. You need massive amounts of deaths. We haven’t had that. The black plague killed 1/3rd of Europe. The covid death numbers are inflated as well

  30. Dennis Finan says:
    July 31, 2021 at 10:03 pm
    Technically we’re not in a pandemic. You need massive amounts of deaths. We haven’t had that. The black plague killed 1/3rd of Europe. The covid death numbers are inflated as well
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    Wrong on both counts. This isn’t a movie. You don’t have to kill 1/3rd the population of the known world to have a pandemic.

  31. Since Gulf War Syndrome refers to the first Gulf War in 1991, which occurred before the anthrax vaccine was developed, I’m going to have to call BS here.

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    Over 100,000 Desert Storm troops got the anthrax vaccine. I was one of them and now have GWS. The official anthrax vaccination program wasn’t created until a few years later. I’m not putting anymore experimental vaccines in my body..

  32. The Colts can’t catch a break! With the Wentz injury rumor is they were going to trade a first round pick to the Vikings for Mond. Now that appears to be on hold.

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