4 Vikings players that could return to the field vs. the Packers in Week 11

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Patrick Peterson – CB

It’s been a month since the Vikings last had their top cornerback, Patrick Peterson, out on the field. Peterson’s last appearance was back during Minnesota’s Week 6 win over the Carolina Panthers. The veteran corner injured his hamstring during the victory and he’s been sidelined ever since.

However, the Vikings announced on Wednesday that they have designated Peterson for a return from injured reserve, and he is back on the practice field this week.

A hamstring injury is still something that Minnesota should be treating cautiously when it comes to their 31-year-old cornerback. Peterson reinjuring his hamstring would be devastating for a Vikings team that still has hopes of making the playoffs this season.

Minnesota could certainly use his help on Sunday though when they take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Inside U.S. Bank Stadium last season, Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns, so the Vikings having Peterson back in the lineup would help in preventing the reigning MVP from having another performance like that.