Today, a Minnesota Vikings' secondary that has played fairly well through the first two games of the season got another boost.
The team has announced that they have reinstated cornerback Jabari Price from the suspended list. The team did not have to release anybody in a corresponding move in order to make room for Price, as they still had the roster spot open from placing center John Sullivan on IR-return before the season opener.
Price had been suspended for the first two games of the season following a drunk driving incident after the 2014 regular season finale. He plead to a misdemeanor charge, and the league handed down the two-game suspension.
Through the first two games of the season, the Vikings currently sit at #16 in the NFL in pass defense in terms of yardage, allowing 225 yards/game. They have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for a composite QB rating of 80.7, which is the seventh-best mark in the NFL.
It's unclear how Price is going to fit into the cornerback rotation at this point. Xavier Rhodes and Terence Newman are the starters on the outside, and Captain Munnerlyn had a pretty fine game as the slot corner this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions. It could be that Price's role will be more as a special teamer than anything else, but we'll find out more about that as we go forward.