Mackensie Alexander could return to face the Bears this week

(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Mackensie Alexander
(Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Mackensie Alexander /

As they prepare for the Chicago Bears this week, the Minnesota Vikings saw their veteran cornerback return to practice on Wednesday after missing time with an elbow injury.

Before the 2019 season began for the Minnesota Vikings, cornerback was believed to be one of the deepest position groups on the team’s roster.

But over the past few months, the Vikings’ corner depth has become a bit of an issue. Mike Hughes missed Minnesota’s first two games of the year, Holton Hill is currently in the middle of serving an eight-game suspension, and Mackensie Alexander suffered a significant elbow injury during the team’s Week 1 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Well, after Hughes returned to the field last week, the Vikings could see their cornerback depth improve even more before their matchup against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

During Wednesday’s practice session, Alexander
was seen participating for the first time in two weeks. The veteran corner was also wearing a pretty decent sized brace around his injured right elbow.

Alexander’s injury likely isn’t completely healed, but it at least seems like he’s going to try and give it go this weekend against the Bears.

In addition to Alexander, linebacker Anthony Barr also returned to the practice field for Minnesota on Wednesday. Barr did not play in the Vikings’ Week 3 win over the Oakland Raiders due to a groin injury.

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This Sunday’s game against Chicago is an important one for Minnesota for many reasons. With Alexander and Barr practicing on Wednesday though, the Vikings have to feel good about their chances of leaving the field with a win this weekend.