Vikings in QB shortage, Cousins out for COVID protocols

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have started their second week of training camp with a severe shortage of quarterbacks.

Kirk Cousins and two of his backups are sidelined under COVID-19 protocols.

Cousins, Kellen Mond and Nate Stanley have been placed on the NFL’s reserve list for COVID-19. The trio was first held out of practice on Saturday night.

Only third-year player Jake Browning was remaining on the roster to run the offense.

Cousins has declined to answer questions this summer about his vaccination status.