Vikings put Patrick Peterson on IR

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The Vikings have a bye this week and they won’t have cornerback Patrick Peterson in the lineup when they get back on the field in Week Eight.

The team announced that Peterson has been placed on injured reserve Monday. Peterson limped off the field after a pass intended for Panthers wideout DJ Moore fell incomplete and appeared to grab at his hamstring, but the Vikings said that he was cramping and did not announce a specific injury on Monday.

Peterson is in his first season with the Vikings and had 13 tackles and two passes defensed in the first six games of the season.

Bashaud Breeland, Mackensie Alexander, and Cameron Dantzler are likely to serve as the top corners in Minnesota with Peterson out of action.

The Vikings also announced that they have signed tackle Blake Brendel off the practice squad.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m. ET: Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer confirmed it is a hamstring injury at his Monday press conference and said he does not believe it is a season-ending injury.

7 responses to “Vikings put Patrick Peterson on IR

  1. Danzler might get it together and be an acceptable fill in but we need someone else besides Breeland. Maybe Boyd or someone in a trade? You don’t find starting corners available this time of year. We could easily overpay for a declining veteran who can’t help us. Be smart Rick.

  2. We could easily overpay for a declining veteran who can’t help us.


    You forgot the “again”.

  3. packerlies says:
    October 18, 2021 at 11:32 pm
    We could easily overpay for a declining veteran who can’t help us.


    You forgot the “again”.
    Exactly don’t pull a Randall Cobb signing.

  4. What goes up, must come down. A helmet tossed up wildly is a great idea ’til a cheerleader gets knocked out.

  5. Yeah, that Randall Cobb hasn’t contributed at all this year . . . and the Packers mortgaged their future to get him. Oh wait . . .

  6. Patrick Peterson has been very solid all year. Nice bounce back season for him, hopefully he gets healthy soon. In the meantime, Dantzler needed more playing time, most of us hoped it would be in place of Breeland however.

  7. If only we’d invested a lot of first round draft picks in the cornerback position, like Xavier Rhodes, Mike Hughes, Trae Waynes, Jeff Gladney…..

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