Vikings Activate Teddy Bridgewater, Place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

Vikings Activate Teddy Bridgewater, Place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

Vikings Activate Teddy Bridgewater, Place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

- The Minnesota Vikings officially activated quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster Wednesday and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserved.

Bridgewater has been out since August 28th, 2016 after suffering multiple injuries to his knee.

That will give the Vikings more information before they need to make the expected roster move by Wednesday to restore Bridgewater to the roster.

Head coach Mike Zimmer declared Case Keenum the Vikings starter for Sunday's game in Washington. "Hopefully we'll be able to get him back when he gets healthy".

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.

It's highly unlikely the Vikings will waive quarterback Kyle Sloter, a source said Monday, to create the roster spot for Bridgewater. "So we just keep going from there and see how this thing plays out".

While the Vikings are certainly thrilled to have Bridgewater back, there is one minor complication with his return - the Vikings are already playing well. Bridgewater was an injury replacement pick for the Pro Bowl that year.

Zimmer said Bridgewater, who has not played in a non-preseason game in 22 months, will dress for the game this week as Keenum's backup.

Bradford was the stopgap once Bridgewater went down last summer, starting 15 games and throwing for 3,877 yards while completing 71.6 percent of his passing attempts with 20 touchdowns against five interceptions. He started practicing with the team three weeks ago.

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