Vikings send Sam Bradford to IR and activate Teddy Bridgewater

Sheri Evans
November 9, 2017

With Teddy Bridgewater returning to the active roster Wednesday, I fully expect the team to shut Bradford down.

One of the biggest roster moves in the National Football League was made on Wednesday when the Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and sent Sam Bradford to injured reserve.

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

The team had a Wednesday deadline to decide Bridgewater's status for the rest of the 2017 season after he spent the first six weeks sidelined on the physically unable to perform list before being medically cleared to return to practice on October 18.

Now, Minnesota will have to choose whether to stick with Case Keenum, who has led the Vikings to an NFC North-leading 6-2 record, or make a midseason switch to Bridgewater.

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"It was just lingering", Zimmer said of the decision for Bradford to have surgery. "So hopefully we'll be able to get him back when he gets healthy". "We're just trying to get him to where everybody feels comfortable with it".

Wide receiver Jarius Wright said the only person he's ever seen as determined as Bridgewater was former teammate Adrian Peterson, who returned from ACL surgery in nine months to start the 2012 opener.

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.

All 22 will have more on Bridgewater soon.

Bradford set an National Football League record for completion percentage (71.6) in 2016 when he threw for a career-best 3,877 yards.

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