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Kentrell Brothers’ suspension is officially over

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He can return to the team this week

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The special teams units for the Minnesota Vikings should soon be seeing the return of one of their top players.

After serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on Performance Enhancing Drugs, linebacker Kentrell Brothers is officially able to return to the Vikings’ roster. As of now, the team has a one-week exemption for him, and if they want to add him back to the 53-man roster prior to Sunday’s game in Philadelphia they’ll have to make a corresponding roster move.

A fifth-round pick of the Vikings in 2016 draft out of the University of Missouri, Brothers has been a key part of the Vikings’ special teams units since he’s been on the roster. While the Vikings’ special teams units haven’t been as awful as they looked in the preseason. . .with the exception of the original placekicker, of course. . .it never hurts to have a player like Brothers coming back to solidify things for the kick return and punt return units.

The Vikings have not given an indication as to who might get waived to make room for Brothers on the roster, but once they make that move we’ll have it for you here.