Dec. 23 (UPI) – Two NFL teams took big hits on their respective offenses on Thursday as the Minnesota Vikings, Dalvin Cook and quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian of New Orleans Saints run back on the Reserve / COVID-19 -List landed.
The Vikings announced Cook’s move to the list on Thursday afternoon. Sources told NFL Network, The Athletic, and NOLA.com that Saints put Siemian and Hill on the list.
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December 23 (UPI) – Two NFL teams took big hits on their respective offenses on Thursday as the Minnesota Vikings, Dalvin Cook and quarterbacks Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian of New Orleans Saints run back on the Reserve / COVID-19 list landed.

The Vikings announced Cook’s move to the list on Thursday afternoon. Sources told NFL Network, The Athletic, and NOLA.com that Saints put Siemian and Hill on the list.

The Saints are expected to start rookie Ian Book, the only other quarterback in their active roster, in Week 16.

Hill completed 13 of 27 passes for 154 yards and won 33 rushing yards in the Saints’ win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Tampa, Florida. He threw 175 yards and ran 73 yards and two scores in another win in Week 14.

Hill completed 55.7% of his throws for 649 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 missions this season. He reached 311 yards and five scores with 53 carries.

Book has not appeared in any Saints game for 15 weeks this season. He joined the team as a pick for the fourth round in the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Saints (7-7) host the Miami Dolphins (7-7) at 8:15 pm. EST Monday at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

The Vikings are expected to start running back with Alexander Mattison in week 16. They also have running back A.J. Rose to her training team.

Mattison gained 124 yards on scrimmage and scored on 25 touches on his last start in Week 13. He also surpassed 100 rushing yards in each of his two previous starts this season. “Obviously, not having Dalvin is a big challenge,” Vikings’ offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak told reporters on Thursday. “He’s a team captain and a great player.

“Unfortunately it won’t be available, but we’ve been through it this year and the guys have strengthened.”

The Vikings (7-7) receive the Los Angeles Rams (10-7) at 1pm. 4). Sunday at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

More than 100 NFL players were placed on the reserve COVID-19 list Monday through Wednesday. Los Angeles Chargers teammates Joey Bosa and Austin Ekeler, as well as Kansas City Chiefs teammates Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, are some of the most notable players on the list.

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