Vikings' Harrison Smith sits on Sunday on COVID-19 list; will also miss Chargers game

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Nov. 7—BALTIMORE — Vikings safety Harrison Smith was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Sunday and sat out the 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at A&T Bank Stadium.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Smith also will be out for next Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Chargers. Unvaccinated players who test positive must be out a minimum of 10 days.

Smith was replaced on the active roster Sunday by practice squad safety Myles Dorn and in the lineup by rookie Cam Bynum, who made his first NFL start and had an interception. Smith is the third Vikings player to be placed on a COVID-19 list in the past four days, following starting center Garrett Bradbury on Thursday and practice squad offensive lineman Dakota Dozier.

Vikings inactive Sunday were nose tackle Michael Pierce, quarterback Kellen Mond, wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and linebacker Chazz Surratt,

Pierce, who played for the Ravens from 2016-19, sat out his fourth straight game. He again was replaced by Armon Watts.

Bradbury had his 39-game streak of games played end. He was replaced at center by Mason Cole.

Inactive for the Ravens were running back Latavius Murray, who played for the Vikings from 2017-18, wide receiver Sammy Watkins, safety Ar'Darius Washington, offensive lineman Patrick Mekari and defensive tackle Brandon Williams.