The Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Kirk Cousins on Thursday, removing him from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Cousins said he was deemed a close contact to Mond because the room the team was holding quarterback meetings in was “deemed to be too small.”
“Had we met in a larger room, I would not have missed practice,” Cousins said.
He said the team has since found a new, larger room in which to hold those meetings.
“I’ve had six negative tests since I was last with Kellen,” Cousins said. “Don’t have any symptoms, so I don’t have COVID.”
Cousins also refused to disclose his vaccination status when asked Thursday, instead stressing multiple times that he’s following “protocols.”
“The protocols work, masks works, social distancing works,” he said. “I’m at peace with where I’m at and I’ll follow the protocols vigilantly.”
He also added that he’s “even thought about, should I just set up literally Plexiglas around where I sit?”