Giardi noted that Popovich, 36, was “masked (sometimes) during spring sessions.”
Popovich has been with the organization since 2015.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings released a statement Friday regarding offensive line coach Rick Dennison’s status with the club.
“The Vikings continue to speak with offensive line coach Rick Dennison regarding NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 protocols for training camp and preseason games,” the statement said. “At this time, Coach Dennison does not have an exemption from the vaccination requirements of these protocols. We will comply with the requirements of protocols and applicable law. ”
ESPN reported earlier Friday that the longtime assistant was “out” in Minnesota.
Dennison, 63, was hired by Minnesota in 2019 to serve as offensive line coach and game coordinator. He has been an assistant coach of the NFL since 1995.