Separate from the COVID-related moves that the Minnesota Vikings made earlier today, the team also made a couple of injury-related changes.
The first move was the waiving of linebacker Ben Gedeon. Gedeon, who was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Michigan, was waived with a “failed physical” designation.
Gedeon suffered a concussion in the later part of the 2019 season and was placed on injured reserve in December. He started Training Camp this season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and though it was never actually stated that it was connected to that concussion, that seems to be the logical conclusion to draw. Gedeon played in 39 games for the Vikings over his first three seasons, starting in 22 of them.
The Vikings have also placed cornerback Holton Hill on the injured reserve list. Hill, who has not played since Week 4 while dealing with a foot injury, will now definitely miss at least the next three games. The team had also been given a COVID-19 related exemption for him this past Saturday. The reasoning was not clarified in any way.
We’ll have to see what moves the Vikings make to attempt to replace Hill on the 53-man roster. The team has signed two more cornerbacks over the past week, poaching Dylan Mabin from the Raiders’ practice squad a few days ago and signing former Miami Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley yesterday.