Vikings place Garrett Bradbury on the COVID-19 list

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It looks like the Vikings will be without their center for Sunday’s game against the Ravens.

Minnesota announced on Thursday that the team has placed Garrett Bradbury on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The Vikings’ announcement regarding the transaction notes that Bradbury was vaccinated in the spring, which means he’s going on the list for a positive test. Bradbury could theoretically rejoin the Vikings for Sunday’s game with two negative tests separated by 24 hours, but that is unlikely.

Bradbury had started every game for Minnesota since he was drafted at No. 18 overall in the 2019 draft. He’d played every one of the Vikings’ offensive snaps this season.

Minnesota is likely to start Mason Cole at center in Week Nine.

The Vikings signed tight end Luke Stocker off of their practice squad to take Bradbury’s spot on the 53-man roster. Minnesota signed defensive end Nate Orchard to fill the open practice squad slot.

Minnesota also announced that the team has waived defensive end Jonah Williams with a failed physical designation. The Vikings had claimed Williams off waivers after the Rams cut him earlier this week.

14 responses to “Vikings place Garrett Bradbury on the COVID-19 list

  1. He won’t start for the Vikings again. They will be a whole different offense with Cole. Bradbury needs to hit the weights hard

  2. Why they got Cole. Maybe he won’t get pushed into the backfield every third and long play.

  3. List of Vikings First Round Picks under Zimmer

    Anthony Barr – Still with Team
    Teddy Bridgewater – Not with Team
    Trae Waynes – Not with Team
    Laquon Treadwell – Not with Team
    Mike Hughes – Not with Team
    Garret Bradbury – Still with team
    Justin Jefferson – Still with Team
    Jeff GLadney – Not with Team
    Christian Darrisaw – Still with team

    9 picks

    Less than 50% still with the team, with two of those, Barr and Bradbury likely on the way out. As they say in Minnesota, oofda.

  4. Bradbury’s been a huge liability all season. Hopefully this is addition by subtraction.

  5. Everyone is saying the same thing on here, he’s just not big enough to be a starting center! Cousins will be happy not having a defensive lineman sitting in his lap on every known passing play.

  6. Remember when Vikings fans thought Tricky Rick drafted the next Tinglehoff? That was fun watching them spout off.

  7. At one time we were smart enough to acquire Matt Birk and John Sullivan in a row. Now we have Elflein and Garrett back to back. What happened?

  8. Vikings drafted Bradbury in 2019 at #18.
    Packers drafted Jenkins in 2019 at #44.

    Point Packers.

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