Vikings QB Kirk Cousins COVID Positive
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play in the team's preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Raiders will host the Vikings at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sunday in Las Vegas.
"He will not make the trip," O'Connell said. "We are going to let him rest up and get ready to go. He should, by protocol standards, be back by Tuesday morning."
O'Connell said the team confirmed Cousins' positive result Thursday through multiple tests. He also said the veteran quarterback has "very limited symptoms."
Cousins, 33, completed 66.3% of his throws for 4,221 yards, 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 16 starts last season, en route to his third Pro Bowl selection.
He also missed one game last season due to a positive COVID-19 test.
The Vikings signed Cousins to a one-year, $35 million contract extension in March. He is under contraction through 2023 and will receive $40 million this season.