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After four games out, Winfield on track to return

Steve Breaston AP

The Vikings have played four straight games without one of their best defensive players.  Cornerback Antoine Winfield, who at 34 still can perform at a high level, has missed four straight games with a neck injury.

After the bye week, Winfield is back.

Listed as probable for Monday night’s game at Lambeau Field, Winfield fully participated in practice on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Also probable for the Vikings is tackle Phil Loadholt (illness).  Out are guard Anthony Herrera (knee) and cornerback Chris Cook, who is back with the team but not playing due to an arrest for domestic assault last month.

The 2-6 Vikings face the 8-0 Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday night.

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10 Responses to “After four games out, Winfield on track to return”
  1. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 12, 2011 4:16 PM

    Good to have him back. Hopefully he can help with all the missed tackles the linebackers and corners wiff on.

  2. jebdamone says: Nov 12, 2011 5:27 PM

    love to see one of my all-time favorite vikes back on the field.

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Nov 12, 2011 5:32 PM

    That neck injury is pretty mysterious. The Vikings called it a neck strain and Winfield kept saying it was more than a strain, but he wouldn’t give any more detail. I hope he’s completely healthy now. We’ll need him to pull off the upset!

  4. rugdog100 says: Nov 12, 2011 5:50 PM

    Mike,

    I don’t believe that Chris Cook is “back with the team, but not playing”. Actually, he’s been placed on the active roster, but is not practicing or going to meetings with the team. I’m not sure he’s even been to the Vikings facility since his arrest.

  5. burrito12 says: Nov 12, 2011 7:14 PM

    Back just in time to have Aaron Rodgers burn him on national TV.

  6. fwippel says: Nov 12, 2011 8:34 PM

    Nice to have Winfield back in the lineup. Just maybe, with a strong pass-rush, the Viking defense can slow Rodgers down enough to stay in the game, and the Viking offense can exploit that less than stellar Packer defense.

  7. jarrman46 says: Nov 12, 2011 9:31 PM

    I hope the Packers offense can exploit that less than stellar Viking defense.

  8. pappavike says: Nov 13, 2011 12:10 AM

    Last game was close, Stands to reason this contest will be too! But Maybe The vikes Tilt it there way! Just hope it’s a Good game!

  9. sterling7 says: Nov 13, 2011 6:04 AM

    My question is……….why is Chris Cook even on the active roster and being paid for not going to practice, not going to meetings and not playing in games? The Minnesota Vikings have the police report. Either Chris Cook is guilty or he is not. Based on everything I’ve read it’s no contest-he’s a loser. If you want a crack at that stadium in Arden Hills, hanging onto a loser like Chris Cook won’t help matters!

  10. dontrunfromme says: Nov 15, 2011 4:28 PM

    You will lose badly to the raiders

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