Vikings activate Bradford, Bridgewater will reportedly be No. 2

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2018

This is a weird story, but then again, the Vikings quarterback situation has been a weird thing all season long.

The Vikings activated Bradford from injured reserve on Saturday, adding him to their 53-man roster a day before their NFC divisional playoff game with the Saints.

Bradford hasn't played since Week 5 when he re-aggravated a knee injury suffered Week 1. Bradford was back for the Bears game, but hobbled around in the first half before being pulled for Keenum.

Zimmer did say that he believes Bradford is healthy enough to play should the Vikings need to rely on him in the postseason.


Minnesota waived tight end Kyle Carter to make room on the roster for Bradford.

Despite Bradford being removed from injured reserve, the Star Tribune is reporting that Teddy Bridgewater will still be the number two quarterback behind Case Keenum on Sunday.

For whatever it's worth, all the way back on September 11, Bradford threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-19 home win over the Saints in Week 1.

Bradford's activation does not guarantee he will be among the 46 active players Sunday, and it's unclear whether Bridgewater will continue to back up Keenum as he has been doing since Week 10 or whether the Vikings will turn to Bradford now that he is back on the active roster. Keeping Sloter around with this move is just another indication of how much the Vikings do not want the rookie getting scooped up by another team. The last time they dressed three QBs for a game was on November 7, 2013, while Leslie Frazier was still the head coach for a game against the Washington Redskins.

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