Bennett comes off PUP list

Updated: October 31, 2003, 4:18 PM ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Pro Bowl running back Michael Bennett was activated by the Minnesota Vikings on Friday and is expected to make his season debut against Green Bay this weekend.

Bennett had been on the physically unable to perform list. He broke a bone in his left foot while running on a treadmill in March and had a second operation in July. He began running again this month and rejoined the team for practice last week.

Bennett ran for 1,296 yards last year.

Kickoff specialist Jose Cortez was waived Tuesday, clearing a roster spot for Bennett.

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