The Minnesota Vikings have had another member of the roster test positive for COVID-19. Adam Schefter released the news earlier on Friday morning.
Two more positive tests for two more players on two separate teams, per sources:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2020
A Broncos’ offensive lineman tested positive.
A Vikings’ linebacker tested positive.
Per numerous sources, the linebacker for the Vikings that tested positive is Todd Davis. He will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s game against Green Bay, and possibly more depending on testing results and protocols.
Davis was signed by the Vikings a month ago as a free agent. Prior to that, he had a fairly successful five-plus seasons with the Denver Broncos.
It appears that rookie Troy Dye, fresh off of injured reserve, will get his first NFL start on Sunday at Lambeau Field in Davis’ spot in the Vikings’ base defense. With Davis being out, the Vikings now have just four healthy linebackers: Dye, Eric Kendricks, Ryan Connelly, and Hardy Nickerson. They also have rookie Blake Lynch on the practice squad.
Davis is now the second player the Vikings have placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, joining rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler. At this point, we still don’t know if Dantzler tested positive or if he was simply in close contact with someone that has.
Once again, Vikings’ linebacker Todd Davis has tested positive for COVID-19, and will miss Sunday’s game against Green Bay and possibly longer as he goes through the league’s protocols. At this point, there are no indications that Sunday’s game is in any jeopardy of being postponed or canceled.