Vikings take Garrett Bradbury off COVID reserve list, put Josh Metellus on

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The Vikings got one player back from the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday, but another player took his place.

Center Garrett Bradbury has been activated from the list after missing the last two games. Safety Josh Metellus has been added to the list, which also includes safety Harrison Smith, linebacker, Ryan Connelly, and defensive end Kenny Willekes.

Mason Cole started in place of Bradbury and head coach Mike Zimmer said there’s a chance the Vikings will stick with him after seeing how things play out in practice this week.

Metellus had four tackles in nine games while playing almost all of his snaps on special teams.

The Vikings also placed offensive lineman Timon Parris on the practice squad COVID-19 reserve list. Guard Dakota Dozier and fullback Jake Bargas are also on that list.

6 responses to “Vikings take Garrett Bradbury off COVID reserve list, put Josh Metellus on

  1. Aloha,
    Interesting to read about the Vikings Covid reserve lists. Hard to understand without more context.
    Could you do an article that shows each NFL teams’ total Players-days- on-Covid Reserve. And also each NFL’s Teams’ total player-games lost?

    Injuries are a part of the NFL. Teams are sometimes written about from the point of view of “Gee, the (Insert Team Here) sure seems to have a lot more injuries than anyone else” (I’m thinking of you, Chargers).

    Would be interesting to understand how Covid is impacting this year. And differences among teams.


  2. Please keep Bradbury on the bench! Much better team and O-line with Cole out there.

  3. Make Bradbury a sixth lineman / TE / FB off the bench in jumbo packages. He’s athletic but too small for G/C. Time to move on from him being a starter.

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