Kellen Mond, other Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks to miss practice
Former Texas A&M star Kellen Mond will be sidelined for a while after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Mond’s positive test also meant the Minnesota Vikings are expected to be without three quarterbacks, including starter Kirk Cousins, for tonight’s practice after Mond’s positive test, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
The #Vikings are expected to be without three quarterbacks — including starter Kirk Cousins — for tonight’s practice after rookie Kellen Mond tested positive for COVID-19, per league sources.
Cousins is a high-risk close contact. The team is going through contact tracing.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 31, 2021
Cousins is a high-risk close contact and the team is going through contact tracing, Pelissero added.
The news comes shortly after the Vikings released a statement that read in part “due to the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols, multiple players will be held out of tonight’s practice inside TCO Stadium.”
The Vikings in April drafted Mond with their first of four third-round picks.
Mond was the No. 66 overall pick, the seventh quarterback off the board after five went in the first 15 selections. Mond was a four-year starter for the Aggies and has the ability to be the type of dual-threat player that NFL teams are increasing looking for in the draft these days.