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Vikings activate Abdullah Anderson from practice squad, elevate Brent Jones

And a strange move involving Holton Hill

NFL: AUG 08 Preseason - Panthers at Bears Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UPDATE: According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the exemption for Holton Hill is connected to COVID-19 in some way, but there aren’t a lot of details available at the present time. When we know more, we’ll pass the news along.

Original story follows.


Before their game with the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings have made a couple of roster moves.

The team has once again elevated offensive lineman Brett Jones from the practice squad. This is the second time that they have done this since bringing Jones back, so if they want to do so again this year they will have to sign him back to the 53-man roster.

The team has also announced that they have added defensive tackle Abdullah Anderson to the roster as a COVID-19 replacement. It appears this is a replacement for linebacker Todd Davis, who is still on the reserve/COVID-19 list after being placed there last week. Anderson spent two seasons with the Chicago Bears, appearing in six games in 2019. He was a part of their final cuts this past season and was briefly on their practice squad before being released.

The team has also received some sort of roster exemption for cornerback Holton Hill, who had already been ruled out of Sunday’s game with an injury. There is no word on what kind of exemption it is yet, but once we receive some sort of word on it we will update this story to let you know.

We’re less than 24 hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium, folks. Keep it right here for any news and updates that come down between now and then.