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Sam Bradford | Quarterback | #8

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (1) / LAR
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 20 - 2:06 PM

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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.
Oct 20 - 1:27 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.
Oct 18 - 2:28 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) has spent the past week receiving Regenokine treatments in New York.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the treatments involve removing some of Bradford's blood, having it "spun down," and then re-injected into his knee over a period of 5-6 days. This procedure, which is done to combat inflammation, is becoming more common across the league (it's been used on several Seahawks players). There's no timetable for his return. With Teddy Bridgewater (knee) nearing activation, the Vikings could soon have a quarterback controversy on their hands.
Oct 15 - 8:39 AM

Sam Bradford (knee) is out for Week 6 against the Packers.

Case Keenum will get the start and is worth streaming consideration in a potential shootout at home, though the floor is extremely low. Bradford is again week to week after aggravating the bone bruise in his left knee last Monday.
Oct 13 - 12:19 PM

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

Bradford never looked comfortable playing on his injured knee Monday against the Bears and is unlikely to suit up for Week 6. Expect Case Keenum to make another start Sunday versus Green Bay.
Oct 12 - 2:19 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Bradford tried to gut it out Monday night against the Bears, but it was evident his left knee was still bothering him. Even if Bradford returns to practice this week, it will likely be Case Keenum under center Sunday versus the Packers.
Oct 11 - 4:06 PM

Sam Bradford underwent an MRI after leaving Monday's game with an aggravation of his knee injury, but the testing revealed "no new injury."

Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman said the issue is due to "wear and tear" from Bradford's previous knee operations. Although it's good to know Bradford isn't dealing with a new ailment, it's hard to see how the player who took the field on Monday will be ready to start against the Packers this week. We would expect to see Case Keenum under center.
Oct 10 - 4:05 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Sam Bradford "aggravated" his knee injury Monday night.

Bradford did not look comfortable from the start, but he did seem to get worse as the game progressed. "He aggravated his injury when he got tackled on one of the plays," Zimmer said. "He wanted to stay in there and fight but I didn't want to get him injured anymore." Bradford did not look anywhere close to ready for an NFL game on Monday night, suggesting Case Keenum will remain under center against the Packers. Teddy Bridgewater is eligible to return from the PUP list next week.
Source: ESPN
Oct 10 - 9:22 AM

Sam Bradford completed 5-of-11 passes for 36 yards before being pulled in the second quarter Week 5 against the Bears.

The Vikings went three-and-out on their first two series of the night, and Bradford took a safety on the third. Making his return from a three-week absence with a knee injury, Bradford looked nowhere close to 100 percent and was gimping around all over the field and not stepping into his throws. He missed high on a number of passes. Case Keenum came on late in the second quarter and completed all three of his passes before the break. He then started the second half. Consider Bradford week to week again with his bone bruise.
Oct 9 - 10:12 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) is active for Week 5 against the Bears.

As expected. He'll make the start after missing the past three weeks. Case Keenum will head back to the bench. Inactive for the Vikings are QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, WR Rodney Adams, OG Danny Isidora, S Jayron Kearse, OT Rashod Hill, and DE Tashawn Bower. Michael Floyd is active for his debut.
Oct 9 - 7:08 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects Sam Bradford (knee, questionable) to play Monday night against the Bears.

Zimmer reportedly told ESPN's broadcast crew as much during a production meeting Sunday night. It is not a surprise after Bradford got most of the first-team reps in practice this week. There is reason for caution coming off a three-game absence, but Bradford is worth a look in primetime DFS slates.
Oct 9 - 10:29 AM

NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports Sam Bradford (questionable, knee) got most of the Vikings' first-team reps at practice this week.

It looks like Bradford is finally game-ready after sitting out the past three weeks with a bone bruise on his surgically-repaired left knee. Case Keenum will revert to the bench upon Bradford's likely return Monday night against Chicago. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen didn't suffer too badly during his absence, though obviously having Bradford back will be a big upgrade for both players.
Oct 8 - 9:38 AM

Sam Bradford (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 5.

Bradford practiced all week, putting him on track to play Monday night. The Vikings averaged 250-plus pass yards in Case Keenum's three starts, so Bradford's return is more of an upgrade for Kyle Rudolph and Minnesota's red-zone offense. With Dalvin Cook sidelined, the Vikings should feature a pass-heavy gamescript, but Bradford could struggle in a shy-away matchup against an underrated secondary in his first game back.
Oct 7 - 2:14 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) practiced on Saturday.

Bradford has now practiced three days in a row, making it likely he plays Monday night. All receiving options receive a sizeable upgrade with Bradford playing, but Kyle Rudolph, who averages six more fantasy points and three more targets when Bradford plays, is likely to be the biggest beneficiary.
Oct 7 - 12:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Case Keenum
3Teddy Bridgewater
RB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Michael Floyd
3Jarius Wright
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Stacy Coley
4Rodney Adams
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Blake Bell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Rashod Hill
LG1Nick Easton
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Pat Elflein
RG1Joe Berger
2Danny Isidora
RT1Joe Berger
2Aviante Collins
K1Kai Forbath