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Keeping cornerbacks healthy and sharp remains an issue for the Vikings

As if there weren't enough bodily breakdowns for cornerbacks to combat during a long NFL season, along comes a COVID-19 scare to sideline two Vikings for Sunday's game against the Lions.

"That's tough, man," Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander said of Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand being placed on the COVID-19 list this week. "But we'll be all right. We have [Parry Nickerson and Tye Smith] on the practice squad."

If the Vikings continue coach Mike Zimmer's penchant for keeping six corners active, both Nickerson and Smith will be promoted for Sunday's game. Fortunately, no other corners were impacted by the virus as of Friday.