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Vikings place C.J. Ham on COVID-19 list

But he could be back for Sunday

NFL: NOV 16 Vikings at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There’s been another addition to the reserve/COVID-19 list for your Minnesota Vikings, and this one is fairly significant.

The team has just announced that fullback C.J. Ham has been placed on the team’s COVID-19 list. Ham has been listed as missing practices for non-injury reasons over the past couple of weeks, but was able to play on Monday night in Chicago.

As we’ve reminded people all year, being placed on the COVID-19 list does not mean that a player has tested positive for the virus. It can also mean that they have been in close contact with someone that has had it. Given that we haven’t already heard about Ham testing positive (like we did with Todd Davis a couple of weeks ago), I think we can assume that this is for contact tracing purposes and not because the Pro Bowl fullback has actually contracted COVID-19.

If you’ll recall, cornerback Cameron Dantzler went on the COVID-19 list in the days leading up to the Vikings’ second game against Green Bay, but was back on the active roster in time to play that Sunday. It would appear that Ham could potentially be in the same boat. If, for some reason, he is unable to go, the team does have another fullback on the practice squad in UDFA Jake Bargas. Bargas has yet to be placed on the active roster for a game this season.

Once again, fullback C.J. Ham is the latest member of the Minnesota Vikings to be placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. If anything further develops on this story, we will bring it to you here.