The Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos have suffered the NFL’s latest COVID-19 outbreaks before Week 8, with each team having a player test positive for the virus.
NFL news: Vikings linebacker Todd Davis tests positive for COVID-19
When the latest round of COVID-19 test results came in Friday morning, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, the Vikings learned linebacker Todd Davis tested positive for the virus.
Davis, released by the Broncos in September, has been a rotational linebacker for the Vikings this season. He was set to return in Week 8 after missing four games with a mid-foot sprain, but will now be sidelined once again.
The move comes two days after the Vikings placed rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler on the COVID-19 reserve list. Set to face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Minnesota might also be without cornerbacks Holton Hill and Mike Hughes, putting one of the NFL’s worst defenses at even more of a disadvantage.
There are no active plans for Sunday’s game between the Vikings and Packers to be rescheduled.
Denver Broncos cancel practice after positive test
Unfortunately, the Broncos aren’t a stranger to COVID-19 outbreaks. Just two weeks after running backs coach Curtis Modkins contracted the coronavirus, a player is now headed to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, right guard Graham Glasgow tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and will miss Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Glasgow’s positive test comes shortly after offensive line coach Mike Munchak entered the COVID-19 protocol, being excused from the team. In addition, two additional players are in quarantine for close contact with Glasgow.
Despite a player from each team testing positive, the Week 8 contest between the Chargers and Broncos remains scheduled for Sunday.