Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins, the team’s top player in the preseason, will play against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Rollins, who signed with the Packers this offseason, is one of two players to make the trip to Minnesota.
He has a chance to get some playing time after the team said this week it plans to use six safeties on Sunday.
The Vikings have allowed a league-high 14.5 yards per pass attempt, including six TDs, in their past two games.
Rollins has played in eight games.
In the first two weeks of the preseason this season, Rollins recorded a career-high five interceptions.
He was named the preseason Offensive Player of the Week and the NFL Defensive Player of Week after recording five interceptions in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers and four interceptions in Weeks 5 and 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rollins’ two interceptions Sunday will be the most for a player in any of the past four seasons, according to Pro Football Focus.
Rollins was the Packers’ top cornerback in the early going, recording a career high 10 tackles for loss, including one sack, and a pair of forced fumbles.
He also registered two pass breakups, a pick and return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Rollins is the Packers second-leading tackler, according a Pro Football Weekly list of the NFL’s top 10 tacklers in 2017.
The Packers’ secondary has been criticized this season for its lack of playmaking.
They allowed the NFL-worst 493.5 rushing yards per game and a league worst 5.9 yards per carry.
With Rollins on the field, the Packers will have a better chance of breaking a scoreless tie than any team this season.
Rollins had three interceptions this season and was credited with two touchdowns on passes thrown by Russell Wilson.