Vikings make it official, activate Teddy Bridgewater, put Sam Bradford on IR

Report Vikings to activate Bridgewater mulling over sending Bradford to IR

The Vikings then had three weeks to decide whether to restore Bridgewater to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.

The Vikings activated the long-absent quarterback Wednesday morning, while moving his replacement, Sam Bradford, to injured reserve.

Bradford, who has missed six of the past seven games with a left knee injury, had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.

Mortensen says Andrews had previously shared that Bradford's knee is structurally sound, and nothing he saw during Tuesday's procedure would indicate anything different.

The team says Bridgewater will dress this Sunday, but Case Keenum will get the start. Bradford sought out other options and received unsuccessful Regenokine treatments in October in hopes of reducing the pain and inflammation.




Bridgewater has been out since August 28th, 2016 after suffering multiple injuries to his knee. Bradford returned briefly in Week 5, attempting just 11 passes in the Vikings' win over the Chicago Bears before ceding the job to Keenum.

Bradford, who was acquired via trade from the Eagles after Bridgewater's injury, started the season opener but suffered a non-contact injury shortly thereafter.

It's highly unlikely the Vikings will waive quarterback Kyle Sloter, a source said Monday, to create the roster spot for Bridgewater.

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

He threw for more yards than any Vikings quarterback over their first two seasons.

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