Vikings placed two players on non-football injury list

The roster moves for the Minnesota Vikings continued Tuesday as well, as not only did they nose Michael Pearce on the reserve / opt-out list, but they have also put some free-agent rookies on the non-football Rokori (NFI) ) List.

Purple has put cornerback Nevell Clarke and wide receiver Quartney Davis on the NFI list, meaning they are not eligible to practice with the team until they are removed. The players on this list are to be preceded by the first practice of training camp.

Clarke told Chris Tomson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he was dealing with a hamstring injury that would return in his last season in Central Florida in 2019. He also tells Tomson that he hopes to recover for his Vikings practice, so this seems a precautionary thing. There is no word on the nature of Davis’s injury or how he sustained it.

As Clark and Davis are on the active / NFI list, after reporting to camp with their injuries, they still count towards the 90-man roster. This means that, with four players the team that was placed in the reserve / COVID-19, the other day and Pierce going on it today, the Vikings are now among 82 players (they were at 87 before the initial COVID designation ). If the team wants to avoid split-type practices, they can do so by cutting two more players and dropping below 80. There is no indication whether the team will do so.

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