Nov 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) looks on in the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings activate WR Thielen from reserve/COVID-19 list

The Minnesota Vikings activated wide receiver Adam Thielen from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection is expected to practice Wednesday.

Thielen landed on the list on Nov. 23, one day after catching eight passes for 123 yards and two scores in a 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It was the 100th game of his NFL career.

He leads the Vikings in touchdown receptions (11) and ranks second in receptions (49) and receiving yards (646), trailing rookie Justin Jefferson (52 catches for 918 yards) in both categories.

Thielen, 30, has 372 receptions for 4,961 yards and 36 touchdowns since signing with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He topped 1,000 yards and made the Pro Bowl in both 2017 and 2018.

Minnesota (5-6) has won four of its last five games heading into Sunday’s game against the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars (1-10).

–Field Level Media

Nov 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) looks on in the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings place WR Thielen on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Minnesota Vikings placed wide receiver Adam Thielen on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Monday.

The news comes one day after Thielen reeled in eight catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings’ 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The game was the 100th of Thielen’s career.

Thielen, 30, leads the team in both catches (49) and touchdown receptions (11). He also has 646 receiving yards to trail only rookie Justin Jefferson (848) on the club.

Thielen has recorded 372 catches for 4,961 yards and 36 touchdowns in seven seasons with Minnesota.

The Vikings (4-6) host the Carolina Panthers (4-7) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media