Sam Bradford reportedly has knee scoped, could go on IR

Hope Soto
November 9, 2017

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

With news that Bradford on Tuesday sought the expertise of Dr. James Andrews - which he already saw for his troublesome left knee in late September - it is obvious his knee issues are not behind him despite a month of rest since his last attempt to play and the use of special injections.

The Vikings, who lead the NFC North at 6-2, made a decision to shut down Bradford for the rest of the 2017 regular season but if they make the playoffs and the veteran is healthy, the team could elect to activate him off IR.

The team says Bridgewater will dress this Sunday, but Case Keenum will get the start.

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If this does indeed end up happening, Bradford's time with the Vikings organization is likely over. He spent the first six weeks on the physically unable to perform list, was medically cleared to return to practice on October 18, and the Vikings then had a three-week window to determine if Bridgewater was ready to play this season. He turns 30 on November 8, and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

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

Bridgewater, whom the Vikings selected in the first round of the 2015 draft, has not played since the 2015 playoffs. His 3,231 passing yards that season earned him an invite to the Pro Bowl. Bradford acquired in the wake of Bridgewater's training-camp injury in 2016.

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