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Sam Bradford | Quarterback | #8

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAR
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ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirms Sam Bradford is expected to back up Case Keenum in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.
This was widely expected after the Vikings activated Bradford from injured reserve on Saturday. With Bradford finally healthy, Teddy Bridgewater will fall to third on Minnesota's QB depth chart and will likely be inactive against New Orleans. The Vikings have never dressed more than two quarterbacks during Mike Zimmer's tenure as head coach. Jan 14 - 10:20 AM

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Vikings activated Sam Bradford (knee) from injured reserve.

The Vikings waived TE Kyle Carter to make room for Bradford. He hasn't seen the field since re-aggravating his knee in Week 5 but will likely back up Case Keenum in the Divisional Round against the Saints. The Vikings have never dressed three quarterbacks in the Mike Zimmer era making it likely that Teddy Bridgewater is a healthy scratch.
Jan 13 - 12:30 PM

Updating an earlier report, Sam Bradford (I.R., knee) is expected to be active for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe was the first to report that Bradford would be active, though coach Mike Zimmer remained noncommittal when the subject was brought up on Friday. "I don’t know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven’t made any decisions yet," said Zimmer. "Every question that you ask, if there’s a possibility, and there’s always a possibility of everything." Bradford hasn't seen the field since aggravating his surgically-repaired knee in Week 5. As of now, it remains unclear if Bradford will back up Case Keenum on Sunday or if the Vikes will stand pat with Teddy Bridgewater as their No. 2.
Jan 12 - 3:10 PM

Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune expects Sam Bradford (I.R., knee) to be inactive for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Saints.

Bradford appears to be healthy after returning to practice last week, but Mike Zimmer has never dressed more than two quarterbacks during his Vikings tenure. The Vikings would also have to create a roster spot for Bradford, who is currently on injured reserve. Teddy Bridgewater will back up starter Case Keenum on Sunday.
Jan 12 - 1:53 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the team will "take our time and see how it goes" with Sam Bradford (knee, injured reserve).

Bradford returned to practice last week, opening up a three-week window for him to be activated, but it remains far from a certainty he returns to the active roster this season. Barring an injury, Case Keenum will be under center the rest of the way.
Jan 9 - 10:58 AM

Sam Bradford (knee, injured reserve) said he is "just happy to be on the field."

Bradford returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing a knee scope in early November. Bradford said the knee "feels really good" right now, but he remains cautious about his future. "I don't know what the future holds for it, I don't know how it's going to hold up," Bradford said. "I think all you can do is try to get it as strong as possible, try to continue to rehab it and continue to gain strength back in my leg and in my knee." Bradford is unlikely to play in the postseason unless something happens to Case Keenum, but proving his health would help his value as he heads into free agency.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 9:48 AM

Sam Bradford (knee, injured reserve) returned to practice Tuesday.

This is not a surprise as coach Mike Zimmer said it would happen last week. This practice opens up a 21-day window for the Vikings to activate Bradford from injured reserve. Even if that happens, Case Keenum will start the rest of the way barring injury.
Jan 2 - 11:21 AM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Sam Bradford (knee, injured reserve) is expected to practice next week.

Placed on injured reserve prior to Week 10, Bradford will be eligible to be activated following Week 17. It is not a given that happens, but it makes sense for the Vikings to give him a look in practice to see if he is a better backup option than Teddy Bridgewater. Once Bradford practices, Minnesota will have three weeks to activate him or leave him on injured reserve.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:41:00 AM

Vikings placed QB Sam Bradford on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

It clears a spot for Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to be activated from the PUP list on Wednesday. Case Keenum will remain the Vikings' starter Week 10 against the Redskins, and Kyle Sloter will likely be his backup while Bridgewater continues to work his way back. For Bradford, he heads into free agency coming off another serious knee issue, this one a bone bruise that never healed and required a scope on Tuesday. Bradford turned 30 today and made it through just one game this season. The Vikings will have an interesting decision to make after the year.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 11:04:00 AM

Sam Bradford underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.

Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Dr. James Andrews "cleaned up" Bradford's knee in an effort to relieve "pain and discomfort." The Vikings are still weighing whether to place Bradford on injured reserve. With Case Keenum handling himself reasonably well and Teddy Bridgewater now available to the team, the Vikings would likely be burning a late-season roster spot on Bradford, anyway.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 11:11:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Vikings are "discussing" putting Sam Bradford (knee) on injured reserve.

Teddy Bridgewater will be activated at some point this week, forcing the Vikings to open a roster spot. Bradford has tried every non-surgical treatment so far, but he is reportedly visiting Dr. James Andrews this week. With things seemingly not getting better, it would not be surprising if he opted for surgery. If the Vikings decide to keep Bradford on the active roster, they could waive third-string QB Kyle Sloter to make room for Bridgewater.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Carry on. It's going to be Case Keenum under center against the Browns.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 11:48:00 AM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer doesn't expect Sam Bradford (knee) to miss the rest of the season.

Bradford has missed four of the last fives games and is already ruled out for Sunday. He got Regenokine treatments for his knee this week, but remains without a timetable. The Vikings should continue to move Bradford slowly given his history of setbacks. With Teddy Bridgewater close to getting cleared, Bradford may be returning to a backup role when healthy.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 02:06:00 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) is out for Week 7 against the Ravens.

It's no surprise as Bradford has yet to resume practicing since aggravating his bruised knee against the Bears in Week 5. Case Keenum will draw another start for the Vikes, though it may not be long before Teddy Bridgewater (knee) gets a chance under center after returning to practice earlier this week.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 01:27:00 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

It might be better for us to wait until he actually does return to practice to blurb Bradford again. He's missed far more practices than he's participated in. Case Keenum is fully expected to start Week 7 against the Ravens.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 02:28:00 PM