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Riley Reiff Added to Reserve/COVID-19 List


EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings have added left tackle Riley Reiff to the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Wednesday.

Reiff has started all 15 games thus far this season, his ninth in the NFL. According to analytics site Pro Football Focus, he's allowed one sack and one hit of quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The Reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player falls into either of these categories, his club is required to immediately place the player on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed-upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than roster status. Clubs may not disclose whether a player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.

Due to the above, Reiff's status for Sunday's regular-season finale is currently unknown.

The Week 17 contest at Detroit would mark Reiff's eighth career game against his former team, which drafted him 23rd overall in 2012.

The Vikings (6-9) and Lions (5-10) have both been eliminated from playoff contention, but Head Coach Mike Zimmer did not confirm to media members Wednesday if he plans to sit any starters.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of January 4, 2021.