Vikings put two players on non-football injury list

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Line-up moves continued for the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, as they not only put nose tackle Michael Pierce on the reserve / withdrawal list, but they also placed a few undrafted free agent rookies on the non-football related injury (NFI) List.

Purple placed cornerback Nevelle Clarke and wide receiver Quartney Davis on the NFI roster, which means they are not eligible to train with the team until they are retired. The placement of players on this list must be done before the first training camp training.

Clarke told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he suffered from a hamstring injury that dates back to his last season at Central Florida in 2019. He also told Tomasson that he was injured. expected to be fine for his first Viking practice, so that seems like a precautionary measure. There is no word on the nature of Davis’ injury or how he suffered it.

As Clarke and Davis are on the active / NFI roster, after coming to camp with their injuries, they still count towards the 90-man roster. This means that, with the four players the team put on the reserve / COVID-19 roster the other day and Pierce is moving there today, the Vikings are now at 82 players (they were 87 before the initial COVID designations). If the team wants to avoid split-squad type practices, they can do so by cutting two more players and going down to 80. There is no indication whether the team will or not.

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