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Vikings Activate Patrick Peterson Off Reserve/COVID-19 List


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings most experienced cornerback is in line to play Thursday night.

Minnesota announced Tuesday that it has activated Patrick Peterson off the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The cornerback was put on the list last week and missed Sunday's game against the Lions.

Peterson, a 2021 free-agent addition who signed a one-year deal this past offseason, has played 512 defensive snaps in 2021, which accounts for 61 percent of Minnesota's total defensive snaps. He missed three games with a hamstring injury earlier this season.

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According to coaches' stats, the 11-year veteran has recorded 21 total tackles with two tackles for loss and two passes defensed.

Peterson's potential return could help the Vikings secondary on a short week. Bashuad Breeland and Cameron Dantzler played all 72 defensive snaps in Week 13 against the Lions.