Teddy Bridgewater Activated from IR; Sam Bradford Placed on IR After Surgery

Report Vikings to activate Bridgewater mulling over sending Bradford to IR

But then he was hurt dropping back during a routine non-contract drill two weeks before the start of last season, leading to the arduous, lengthy rehab and prompting general manager Rick Spielman to trade first and fourth-round draft picks to Philadelphia for Bradford. He spent a whole bunch of his own money trying everything to get back and it just didn't work out.

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.

The Vikings faced a deadline on Wednesday at the end of the three-week window that opened when Bridgewater resumed practice with the team.

Multiple reports have indicated that Case Keenum will likely start this week against Washington.

Minnesota activated Teddy Bridgewater to its 53-man active roster today, the team announced on Friday, and also placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve, which will end his season.

However, an injury to Bradford's knee put him on the shelf for about a month.

The Vikings' 2014 first-round pick tore his ACL and dislocated the left knee during a late August practice past year.




Bradford, who missed six of the past seven games with a left knee injury, had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday.

Bridgewater, still just 24 years old, was considered the franchise quarterback before his injury, but replacing Keenum with someone who has not played in nearly two years is a hard proposition, particularly for a team that is playing so well. Nothing else was working.

Bradford becomes a free agent after the season.

"It was just lingering", Zimmer said of the decision for Bradford to have surgery.

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