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