Vikings Place CB Mike Hughes On IR, LB Todd Davis On COVID-19 List


The Minnesota Vikings have officially placed CB Mike Hughes on injured reserve with a neck injury and LB Todd Davis on the COVID-19 list on Friday after he produced a positive test.

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The Vikings also signed S Curtis Riley off of the Cardinals’ practice squad. 

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks. 

The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.

Davis, 28, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State back in 2014. He lasted less than a year in New Orleans before he was waived during the season and later claimed off of waivers by the Broncos.

The Broncos brought Davis back on a one-year, $2.746 million restricted contract for the 2016 season before signing him to a three-year, $15 million contract that includes $6 million guaranteed in 2018. 

Denver released Davis coming out of training camp in 2020 and he later signed on with the Vikings. 

In 2020, Davis has appeared in four games for the Vikings and recorded six tackles and no sacks.

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