April 23, 2014

Woodson is cleared the playoff game against Vikings

Veteran Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles Woodson has been cleared to play this Saturday night against the Minnesota Vikings.  It

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

would be his first return to the field since breaking his collarbone on Oct. 21 against the St. Louis Rams.

Woodson lined up at safety with the number 1 defense in practice on Tuesday.

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy is glad to have Woodson back :14

The Packers are hoping Woodson will help the Packers defense against Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.  Peterson has tallied 409 yards rushing in two games against the Packers this season.

AUDIO: Tramon Williams on Woodson’s return :13

What remains to be seen is what Woodson’s return to action will mean for some of the other young defensive players, starting with rookie corner Casey Hayward.

Woodson will also be looking to force Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder into a turnover or two.  Ponder didn’t turn the ball over at all in the Vikings 37-34 win over the Packers last week.