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Vikings Sent Kirk Cousins Home From Thursday's Practice

Quarterback Rankings Week 12: Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins was getting ready for practice on Thursday when the Minnesota Vikings decided to send him home. The veteran quarterback is reportedly dealing with an illness, and the NFC North franchise is still unsure whether or not it's COVID-19. 

The Vikings held a walk-through practice on Thursday in preparation for Saturday's preseason game vs. the Raiders. Cousins did not participate in the walk-through because he was sent home before it started.

Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell told reporters at a news conference that all he knows is Cousins isn't feeling well and was sent home as a result. 

“I have not gotten much of an update, but I do know he was not feeling well earlier,” O’Connell said in a live video stream of the news conference, via Pro Football Talk. “We have a process in place where we sent him home, and we’ll go through our processes internally. I’ll get an update for you guys as kind of the week pans out on his availability for the Raider game.”

Kirk Cousins' status for the team's preseason opener vs. the Raiders is up in the air now. The good news is it's just the preseason. 

Cousins should be just fine for the rest of the preseason and the 2022 season.