By Adam Roberts – 8/5/2021
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was back with the team today after being activated off the league reserve/COVID-19 list. Cousins had been deemed a close contact along with rookie QB Kellen Mond to backup Nate Stanley last week, but Cousins said at a presser today he has had six negative tests since his last encounter with Mond on Friday.
According to ESPN’s Courtney Cronin, a league source confirmed that the size of Minnesota’s quarterback room did factor into Cousins being deemed a close contact. The quarterback said his position group is moving to a larger meeting room so they can avoid this issue in the future. Cousins remains unvaccinated against COVID-19, and said today he will follow all COVID protocols the league has put in place for unvaccinated individuals this season.
Minnesota was noted earlier this week as being the team with the smallest number of fully vaccinated players. They play their first preseason game August 14th at US Bank Stadium against Denver.