Cleared to practice
Cousins (illness) was cleared to return to practice Wednesday after having missed the Vikings' preseason opener against the Raiders due to a positive COVID-19 test, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.
Cousins spent five days away from the team after testing positive for the virus, but he's now cleared the necessary protocols. His symptoms were reportedly minimal during his time away from the team. The veteran signal-caller is expected to immediately resume handling first-team reps for the Vikings, and he's back on the field in time to get some scrimmage work against the 49ers in the two teams' joint practices this week. Whether Cousins will take the field during the Vikings' second preseason game Sunday versus San Francisco has yet to be determined, but backup quarterbacks Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond should draw the bulk of the reps during the contest in any case.
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Smith had three receptions for 23 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over New Orleans in London.
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Mattison had three carries for three yards and one reception for a 15-yard touchdown on his lone target in Sunday's win over New Orleans in London.
Thielen recorded eight receptions on nine targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Saints.
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Cook rushed the ball 20 times for 76 yards in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Saints. He added two receptions for 10 yards.
Jefferson recorded 10 receptions on 13 targets for 147 yards in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Saints. He added one rush for three yards and a touchdown.
Cook wasn't listed on Minnesota's injury report Friday and will play Sunday versus the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Cook (shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Cook (shoulder) was present for Thursday's practice, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.