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Vikings Remove Bradbury From, Add Metellus To Reserve/COVID List; Sign FB to Practice Squad

C Garett Bradbury
C Garett Bradbury

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Tuesday announced multiple roster moves.

Center Garrett Bradbury has been removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but safety Josh Metellus has been added to that list.

Additionally, Minnesota made a number of transactions on its practice squad. The Vikings added fullback Garrett Groshek to that group and released center Cohl Cabral from the practice squad. Offensive lineman Timon Parris was removed from Practice Squad/COVID-19 list.

Mason Cole filled in at center for Bradbury, a 2019 first-round pick who missed games against the Ravens and Chargers.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that the Vikings will evaluate Bradbury's health and Cole's recent play as the team determines which player will start.

"We've had that conversation; we'll just have to see this week in practice," Zimmer said. "Bradbury hasn't been here in two weeks, or I think he's missed two weeks now.

"We're just going to have to sort it out this week," Zimmer added. "But Mason's done a really nice job. He's done a terrific job. We'll just try to figure this out. It's better than having no options."

Metellus, a 2020 sixth-round pick, ranks third on the Vikings with 169 snaps on special teams in 2021.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 5, 2022.

Groshek, who played at the University of Wisconsin, joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent this spring but was released before the start of the season. A Wisconsin native, Groshek appeared in 41 career games and was a two-time team captain for the Badgers.

Fullback Jake Bargas has spent the past two seasons on the Vikings practice squad but he is currently on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

Cabral, who spent the 2021 offseason with Minnesota, was released from the practice squad after being signed to it earlier this month.