Teddy Bridgewater Activated from IR; Sam Bradford Placed on IR After Surgery

Posted November 09, 2017

ESPN reported that Bradford visited Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Tuesday to have his ailing left knee reevaluated. 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.

With Teddy Bridgewater returning to the active roster Wednesday, I fully expect the team to shut Bradford down.

On Wednesday, the Vikings announced they're putting Bradford on injured reserve, a day after the quarterback underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee that's been bothering him all this time.

Keenum, who started the season as Bradford's backup, took over as the starter after Bradford suffered a knee injury in Week 1.

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. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start the season, before being cleared to return to practice on October 16. Case Keenum is set to make his seventh start of the season this week, but Bridgewater could work his way into a game before long. Bradford turned 30 today and made it through just one game this season.

Bradford came over from the Eagles a year ago in a trade after Bridgewater's injury.

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 quarterback has come a long way since he suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL on August 30, 2016.

In Sloter's case, it would have been hard for the Vikings to sneak him through the waiver wire and sign him to the practice squad before a quarterback-needy team scooped up the rookie's talents.