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Vikings activate WR Thielen from reserve/COVID-19 list

Field Level Media
03 Dec 2020, 03:40 GMT+10

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

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