EAGAN, Minnesota – The Minnesota Vikings put Todd Davis on reserve / COVID-19 on the list on Friday after veteran backback tested positive for coronavirus, a league source told ESPN.
Davis was the second Vikings player this week to enter the reserve / COVID-19 roster; on Wednesday, the team selected rookie Cameron Danzler. It remains unclear whether Dantzler has COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone infected with the virus.
The Vikings are now in intense league records, according to coach Mike Zimmer, who said the team could still have walks, practices and virtual meetings.
Danzler is not on the final injury report, so his status for Sunday’s game at Green Bay is in question. If not positive for COVID-1
Minnesota is next to Chris Boyd, Mark Fields and rookies Jeff Hungry and Harrison Hand in the corner for the Green Bay game after Holton Hill (leg) and Mike Hughes (neck) were ruled out for week 8. The Vikings put Hughes in injury reserve Friday; he will be on the list for a minimum of three weeks.
League sources told ESPN this week that Hughes’ neck injury, sustained in the first half of the game in Atlanta on October 18, could lead to his suspension for the season. Hughes is limited to 3½ games in 2020 after the ACL tore up his season as a rookie, holding him to 20 games from 2018 to 2019.
“It was difficult,” Zimmer said. “He didn’t have much time on the field [with] knee, neck. For him, unfortunately, it was one after another. He is a good child, he wants to play. … He’s just hurt. “
On his return, Dalwin Cook is expected to play in Green Bay after injuring his groin in week 5, his status changed to questionable shortly after the Vikings publicly announced the final report of the injury. Cook, a full-fledged participant in Friday’s practice, was initially denied injury and when asked how he was retiring this week, Zimmer said, “Okay. He should be ready to go,” while noting that Cook may have a normal its load.
The Packers already know that Aaron Jones and cornerback Kevin King will not run away, and they are still not sure who will kick for them on Sunday against the Vikings.
Mason Crosby, who has the longest streak of consecutive games played among kickers (214 games), has an injury to his left calf (non-kicking leg) and back. He did not practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but worked limitedly on Fridays and was identified as suspicious.
Rookie Nick Vogel waits in the wings if necessary. Punter JK Scott also worked on field targets this week, but he is a regular owner and the Packers do not have a backup listed on their depth map.
ESPN’s Rob Demowski contributed to this report.