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 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 for 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.
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