Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2018

The Minnesota Vikings have activated quarterback Sam Bradford prior to their Divisonal round matchup with the New Orleans Saints.

Bradford started two games, including the 2017 season opener, a 29-19 win over the Saints.

Bradford, who completed 27 of his 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings' season-opening win over New Orleans, twisted his left knee in the game, and missed the team's next three games before making a truncated return on October 9 against the Bears. Bradford was on injured reserve because of a knee injury. When asked to assess Bradford's progress, Zimmer said, "It's kind of hard to judge with five practices". He became eligible to practice before the Vikings' Week 17 game, but didn't until the following Tuesday.

The Star Tribune is reporting that Teddy Bridgewater will still be Case Keenum's backup QB.

To create a roster spot for Bradford, the Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter. "Forty reps in a practice, and he gets five and Bridgewater gets five". Bradford also started Minnesota's fifth game of the season against Chicago, but exited after completing just 5 of 11 passes for 36 yards while being sacked four times.

Keenum's completion percentage ranked second in the National Football League among qualifying passers behind Saints quarterback Drew Brees, whose 72.0 rate edged past Bradford's 2016 mark of 71.6 for a new National Football League record.

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