Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Vikings place Sam Bradford on IR to make room for Teddy Bridgewater

4 bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings' second half of the season Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater, move Sam Bradford to IR
Damon Campbell | 09 November, 2017, 01:22

The Vikings acquired Bradford via trade on September 3, 2016, and he suited up in Purple for the first time against Green Bay in Week 2.

Bradford injured his knee in the Vikings second game of the season in September. He played only one half of one game since then, on October 9 at Chicago when he hobbled around and took four sacks before Keenum came back in to lead the Vikings to a victory.

But given the play of Case Keenum and the potential rust on Bridgewater's game, the Vikings are only a few poorly timed losses away from having to make some uncomfortable decisions.

Placing Bradford on injured reserve now ensures his regular season has come to an end, though that doesn't necessarily mean it will be the last time he plays this season.

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Bridgewater will serve as the backup, with quarterback Kyle Sloter also on the roster. He has not practiced since and has reportedly seen several specialists. He saw Bradford on September 22 and determined then that no additional surgery was needed.

The Vikings activated Bridgewater (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday. Bridgewater is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the season. Zimmer said Bridgewater at times has been rusty.

"He's done excellent", Zimmer said of Bridgewater's practice performance. In the meantime, there is likely to be plenty of controversy about the position, even if receiver Adam Thielen says the Vikings are in a good spot.

He's listed with a foot injury and there was no word from the team about whether Griffen's at any risk of missing Sunday's game against Washington.

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