Vikings could place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

Vikings could place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

Vikings could place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve

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

Fantasy Impact Since Bradford underwent a knee scope on Tuesday, he will continue to be sidelined indefinitely.

The Vikings, who lead the NFC North at 6-2, chose 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. Bradford, who turned 30 on Wednesday, began experiencing pain in his surgically repaired knee during the September 11 opener against New Orleans, although he didn't come out of the game.

Bridgewater practiced with the team on October 18 for the first time since his injury. Bradford turned 30 today and made it through just one game this season.

Following Bridgewater's injury past year, the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford, who opened this season with a 346-yards, three-touchdown opening win game against the New Orleans Saints - a 29-19 Vikings victory.

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Bridgewater hasn't played since the 2016 preseason, when he dislocated his knee and required surgery.

Bradford has a 9-8 record as a starter in Minnesota and has thrown 23 touchdowns to five interceptions with a 71.8 completion percentage.

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

The Vikings play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Bridgewater is expected to serve as the backup, with quarterback Kyle Sloter also on the roster. His 3,231 passing yards that season earned him an invite to the Pro Bowl. Bridgewater has the highest completion percentage (64.9) of any quarterback in his first two seasons in National Football League history.

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