Vikings activate Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley off COVID-19 list

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The QBs are back in the building.

The Vikings announced on Thursday morning that they’ve officially activated quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Nate Stanley off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Both Cousins and Stanley were considered high-risk close contacts of fellow QB Kellen Mond, who tested positive for the virus. Mond is not vaccinated, so he’ll continue to be out for at least 10 days.

Jake Browning was the only Minnesota quarterback not to land on the COVID-19 list and took every snap in a practice over the weekend. The Vikings also signed Case Cookus to lighten the load at QB.

Head coach Mike Zimmer has been publicly frustrated by his team’s rate of vaccination, but said on Wednesday that he was no longer going to address the subject.

The Vikings also announced that that kicker Riley Patterson has passed his physical and been removed from the physically unable to perform list. An undrafted rookie out of Memphis, Patterson is expected to compete with Greg Joseph to be Minnesota’s kicker.

8 responses to “Vikings activate Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley off COVID-19 list

  1. I would think Vikings fans would be frustrated with Zimmer’s tenure as Vikings head coach so far.

  2. Addiction to misinformation correlates with drug addiction. An employer never knows when an employee might just not show up for work for a few days. Get the help you need.

  3. Zimmer will address the topic again if Cousins gets COVID or lands on the list again during the regular season. He’s not there to coddle or baby his players.

  4. Until next week. Unvaccinated players are going to have a very tough time this year

  5. It’s amusing that the NFL is worried about vaccination rates for a virus that probably wouldn’t kill a healthy professional athlete in their prime. The damage from concussions is well known and much more prevalent, but the games go on. Can’t we just admit that life is dangerous? Football is dangerous. Play it at your own risk and stop pretending that we are worried about reducing concussions or viruses. The NFL is worried about making money.

  6. It will be interesting to see if/when Cousins has to sit out of a game or create a forfeit because he is an anti-vaxer. Zimmer and Wilf have handled this way too delicately. Do you think Jerry Jones says “these guys wont change their minds” like Zimmer does? And Wilf says “He’s very concerned”, which should be read into as much more than just concerned. Wow Mark, you are a real leader. You would think Mond as a rookie would get the shots. He could be next up. And Stanley is barely hanging on to a QB spot. He is giving them every reason to cut him on top of his marginal talent. Time to start look for a job in the “real” world Stanley. Good luck trying to make 700k again.

  7. Nate Stanley is getting cut soon because he hasn’t been vaccinated yet. Read the room Nate. Your head coach and owners want the Vikings players vaccinated. You aren’t good enough to risk having on the team without being vaccinated.

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