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40 Kentrell Brothers LB

Minnesota Vikings

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Player Updates

October 20, 2019 11:52 AM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 18, 2019 01:44 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 13, 2019 02:16 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Won't go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 11, 2019 02:16 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Questionable for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 5, 2019 09:32 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Ruled out for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 27, 2019 02:40 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Out with wrist injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2019 07:40 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Three tackles on special teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 6, 2018 12:08 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Activated to 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2018 09:40 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Suspension served
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 31, 2018 07:04 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Sustains concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 20, 2018 06:24 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Suspended four games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2017 03:40 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Limited to special teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 13, 2017 01:28 AM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 5, 2017 08:48 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Suffering hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 30, 2016 07:37 PM
Vikings' Kentrell Brothers: Vikings select in fifth round
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/8/19ATL0000
29/15/19GB0000
39/22/19OAK0000
49/29/19CHI0000
510/6/19NYG0000
610/13/19PHI0000
710/20/19DET0000
810/24/19WAS0000
911/3/19KC0000
1011/10/19DAL0000
1111/17/19DEN0000
1312/2/19SEA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1412/8/19DET1:00 pm
1512/15/19@ LAC4:05 pm
1612/23/19GB8:15 pm
1712/29/19CHI1:00 pm
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Minnesota Vikings1099.000000.0000
2017Minnesota Vikings16139.040000.0000
2018Minnesota Vikings12107.031000.0000
2019Minnesota Vikings986.020000.0000
TOTAL474031.091000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/242
Birthdate:
2/8/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Guthrie, OK, USA
School:
Missouri
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: