The Vikings entered Sunday’s season finale against Chicago at Bank of America Stadium with only two full-backs available on the 53-man roster.
After starters Patrick Peterson and Cameron Dantzler, the three other full-backs available are players brought up from Saturday’s training squad with Parry Nickerson, Tye Smith and Bryan Mills. It was after the Vikings before the game made the inactive corners Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Kris Boyd (rib). They also have full-back Harrison Hand on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Alexander has been the team’s regular nickelback. Nickerson is expected to fill that position.
Also not working for the Vikings are quarterback Kellen Mond, defender Wayne Gallman, linebacker Zach Davidson, bodyguard Wyatt Davis and stopper Michael Pierce, who are listed as suspected of having the disease. Pierce has played just eight of 17 games this season after missing the whole of last year when he opted out due to the coronavirus pandemic and his history of asthma.
Vikings star midfielder Eric Kendricks was not activated Saturday from the COVID-19 reserve list, so he will miss his second game of the season. He will finish the team in tackles this season with career-highest goalscoring games of 143.
https://www.twincities.com/2022/01/09/vikings-have-just-two-cornerbacks-available-against-bears-off-53-man-roster/ The Vikings have only two corners available against the Bears’ 53-man squad – Twin Cities