Brothers (hamstring) is active and will play in Sunday's divisional matchup with Detroit.
Brothers has missed the last three contests due to the lingering hamstring injury, and as evidenced by this news, emerged healthy enough to return to the field. Now that he's officially active, look for the Missouri product to assume his usual depth role on defense and be deployed on special teams.
Brothers (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Lions, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
Brothers has sat out the last three games due to lingering injuries. He appears to have a chance at suiting up Week 7, but it sounds like Brothers' availability could come down to a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 1:00 p.m. EST kickoff.
Brothers (hamstring) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Brothers has missed the last two games with lingering injuries, and, as evidenced by this news, will miss a third. The Vikings promoted Cameron Smith to their 53-man roster Saturday, so it will be up to him and Eric Wilson to provide the linebacker depth for Week 6.
Brothers (hamstring/wrist) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Brothers has missed two straight games due to lingering injuries, but he appears to be nearing a return to the field. If he's able to go, the 2016 fifth-round pick will play his usual role on special teams versus Philadelphia. Brothers' presence would also provide the Vikings with linebacker depth.
Brothers (wrist/hamstring) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Giants, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
Brothers will miss his second straight game as he recovers from these two injuries. Eric Kendricks plays nearly every defensive snap anyway, so Brothers' absence will mainly affect the special teams units.
Brothers has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears due to a wrist injury, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The specifics regarding Brothers' wrist injury are unclear at this time, but the Vikings will be without the reserve middle linebacker for Sunday's divisional matchup.
Brothers had three tackles in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
He played 18 snaps, all on special teams. He'll have a reserve linebacker role, but may not play on defense unless the linebacking corps has an injury or two.
Brothers was activated to the 53-man roster Friday after serving his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Brothers appeared in all 16 games with the Vikings last season during his second year in the league, but he served primarily on special teams with only nine defensive snaps. He's once again slated to provide depth at middle linebacker while Eric Kendricks continues to fill a starting role.
Brothers' four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs has ended, per the league's official transaction log.
Brothers was used in a limited role last season, averaging 19.2 defensive snaps per game. He'll be used in a similar spot in 2018 as Eric Kendricks logs a majority of the time at middle linebacker.
Brothers (suspension) exited Thursday's preseason game against the Titans after suffering a concussion, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Brothers played only 16 defensive snaps prior to leaving the game. The 25-year-old has some additional time to clear the concussion protocol since he's set to serve a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Brothers has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2018 season due to a violation of the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, Ben Goessling of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Brothers has largely been used as a special teams player over the last two seasons in Minnesota, so his absence shouldn't have too profound of an impact on the team to start the season. Brothers will be eligible to return to the active roster for Week 5's conference championship rematch with the Eagles.
Brothers didn't record a tackle and played just 18 snaps, all on special teams, in Monday's win over the Saints.
Brothers was competing for the starting weak-side linebacker role in the preseason, but Ben Gedeon won the role. Brothers will have a limited reserve and special teams role as a result.
Brothers (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Brothers is in the midst of a battle for snaps at weak-side linebacker with Emmanuel Lamur and Edmond Robinson, so he'll need to stay healthy.
Brothers (hamstring) was absent from Saturday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Brothers played in a special teams role during the 2016 season. Anthony Barr is a lock for strong-side linebacker, but Brothers was in the midst of a battle for snaps at the weak side with Emmanuel Lamur and Edmond Robinson. It'll be crucial to heal from this injury quickly if Brothers wants a shot at a starting position.
The Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 160th overall.
Brothers was one of the more highly regarded linebackers in the class heading into the Combine, but miserable pre-draft athletic testing pushed Brothers this far down the order. A bit undersized at 6-foot, 245 pounds, Brothers ran a 4.89-second 40-yard dash while logging problematic jumps -- 28.5 inches in the vertical and 110 in the broad jump. Still, he was quite productive at Missouri, posting 274 tackles over his last two seasons.
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