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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Clears COVID protocols

    O'Neill was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. O'Neill only had to stay in protocols for two days. Now cleared to play, O'Neill should start at right tackle Sunday against the Bears.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Placed on COVID-19 list

    O'Neill was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports, as a result of testing positive for the virus, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. O'Neill joins fellow starting offensive linemen Christian Darrisaw and Ezra Cleveland in COVID protocols. If O'Neill is unable to get clearance in time for Sunday against the Bears, Blake Brandel would likely draw the start at right tackle.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Inks five-year extension

    O'Neill agreed Wednesday with the Vikings on a five-year, $92.5 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He becomes the second-highest-paid right tackle in the NFL behind the Saints' Ryan Ramczyk. A second-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, O'Neill took over a starting spot Week 6 of his rookie year and hasn't looked back. He's missed just one start in his two and a half seasons since ascending to the top of the depth chart at right tackle.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Fine moving forward

    O'Neill (eye) was absent from Wednesday's injury report. O'Neill exited this past Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers with an eye injury, but he'll return to action this week against the Bears. The 2018 second-round pick is slated to resume his typical duties at right tackle.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Dealing with eye injury

    O'Neill (eye) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers. O'Neill's absence leaves Rashod Hill as the fill-in option at right tackle, a questionable proposition for Minnesota's sake given the matchup against Tampa Bay's powerful front seven. The 25-year-old had proven to be incredibly durable coming into Sunday, refusing to miss a single offensive snap over the first 13 weeks of the season.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Returning as starter

    O'Neill (concussion) is set to retain his starting spot at right tackle for the Vikings in 2020, Eric Smith of the team's official site reports. O'Neill started all 15 games he appeared in last season, though he did exit the playoff loss to the 49ers to be evaluated for a concussion. The 2018 second-round pick has started 26 of 30 games through his first two seasons and should continue protecting Kirk Cousins in 2020.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Leaves with possible concussion

    O'Neill exited Saturday's divisional-round loss to the 49ers to be evaluated for a possible concussion. O'Neill suffered the potential concussion when he was hit by an illegal blindside block following an interception and didn't return to the game.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Limited at practice

    O'Neill (arm) returned to Tuesday's practice in limited fashion, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. O'Neill has been managing an arm issue for about two weeks. The 23-year-old suited up for 15 games as a rookie in Minnesota last year, including 11 starts. Assuming full health come Week 1, he once again projects to start at right tackle. His return to practice, albeit limited, is a positive step for the Pittsburgh product.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Managing arm issue

    O'Neill sat out Wednesday's practice due to a right arm injury, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. O'Neill reportedly suffered the injury during practice Monday, and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed. The 2018 second-round pick appears on track for a starting job along Minnesota's offensive line when healthy, so the team is likely to take a cautious approach to his recovery.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Misses practice Tuesday

    O'Neill was unable to participate in Tuesday's practice after suffering an apparent hand injury Monday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports. While blocking toward the end of Monday's practice, O'Neill appeared to get his hand caught, forcing him to watch the rest of practice from the sideline. The Pittsburgh product is expected to be a part of a revamped offensive line in Minnesota for 2019, so expect the team to be cautious with him. It's not likely a serious issue, but he'll certainly be monitored on a daily basis.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Missing offseason workouts

    O'Neill isn't participating in the Vikings' OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. It isn't clear what sort of injury is causing O'Neill's absence, though the 2018 second-round pick did miss time with a concussion late in his rookie season.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Healthy to enter Week 13

    O'Neill (concussion) is absent from Wednesday's injury report. It remains unclear whether O'Neill suffered a concussion during last Sunday's 24-17 win over the Packers, but his absence from Wednesday's injury report indicates that he's returned to full health either way. The second-round rookie is on track to start at right tackle against the Patriots in Week 13.
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  • Vikings' Brian O'Neill: Evaluated for concussion

    O'Neill left Sunday's game in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. O'Neill started at right tackle Sunday and was eventually replaced by Rashod Hill. It's unclear if O'Neill suffered a concussion or not, but his practice status this week will shed some light on his availability for Week 13.
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