Minnesota Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater

Beth Cruz
November 9, 2017

Minnesota activated Teddy Bridgewater to its 53-man active roster today, the team announced on Friday, and also placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve, which will end his season.

Bridgewater suffered a serious knee injury during a practice, in August 2016, that put him on the sidelines.

Bridgewater was placed on the PUP list to start the season, and he returned to practice October 18, the first day he was eligible.

Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer didn't rule out Bradford returning in the playoffs.

Zimmer said "no one knows" when asked if Bradford will play again. 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. "Hopefully we'll be able to get him back when he gets healthy". It's unclear if he will get a chance to play this season, since the Vikings are 4-2 with Keenum as the starter.

Enter Bridgewater, the 2014 first-round draft pick who was on track to take over as the franchise quarterback after passing for 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions while helping the Vikings win the NFC North in 2015.

"I know he's going to be great when he gets his opportunity", Wright said.

Whenever Bridgewater becomes more comfortable, he could reclaim his old starting job.

Bridgewater was a full participant in practice Wednesday and declined comment afterward.

Griffen stretched with the team at the start of practice Wednesday, wearing a stocking cap rather than a helmet.

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