Vikings Activate Kentrell Brothers, Waive Bryan Witzmann

The linebacker is done serving his 4-game suspension.

The Minnesota Vikings on Friday activated linebacker Kentrell Brothers to the 53-man roster. In a corresponding roster move the team waived offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann.

Brothers, 25, served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performing enhancing drugs. The Vikings had a roster exemption on Brothers which allowed him to practice this week.

The special teams standout was docked $148,235 (the cost of four game checks) for missing the first quarter of the season. Brothers is in the third year of his four-year rookie contract.

The Vikings have struggled on special teams without their 2016 fifth-round pick. Brothers is likely not the end-all for the unit’s struggles, but he’s a valuable asset with veteran experience that could give the punt and kick coverage teams a boost. He has 25 total tackles in 28 career games.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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