IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
2 weeks ago

The Vikings placed Bradford (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Though the arthroscopic procedure Bradford required on his left knee Tuesday wasn't expected to sideline him for more than a handful of weeks, the Vikings weren't comfortable playing the waiting game and will replace him on the 53-man roster with former starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is back to full health after suffering a devastating knee injury in training camp last year. Case Keenum has performed admirably while Bradford has missed all but two games this season due to recurring swelling in the knee and will remain the starter for Sunday's game against the Redskins, but Bridgewater is now next in line should Keenum falter or succumb to an injury of his own. Bradford is set to become a free agent this offseason and seems unlikely to be retained by the Vikings if the team is satisfied with Bridgewater's health heading into 2018.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
2 weeks ago

The Vikings are expected to place Bradford (knee) on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Bradford underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Minnesota will likely make the transaction official later Wednesday, when fellow quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is slated to get activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list in a corresponding transaction. Bradford's knee scope is only expected to keep him sidelined for a few weeks, but the Vikings determined the impending return of Bridgewater and the solid play of fill-in starter Case Keenum left their quarterback situation in good enough hands to justify shutting down the 2010 No. 1 overall pick. Bradford is hopeful that the procedure will clear up the inflammation that had been plaguing him since Week 1, but given the litany of health issues he's endured throughout his career, the veteran could be hard pressed to earn significant guaranteed money during the offseason, when he's set to become a free agent.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Bradford had surgery on his left knee Tuesday performed by Dr. James Andrews who "cleaned up" the knee in hopes of easing pain and discomfort, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Even if this was a minor procedure, it doesn't sound like Bradford is coming back any time soon and the Vikings may decide to put him on IR. With Case Keenum thriving in Bradford's stead as the Vikings' starting quarterback and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) set to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list this week to provide additional insurance at the position, Minnesota may not have much incentive to waste a roster spot on Bradford while his return timeline remains murky.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
2 weeks ago

Bradford will visit Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday for a second opinion on his injured left knee, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though the VIkings have indicated that Bradford is making progress since aggravating his left knee injury in a Week 5 start against the Bears, the team still doesn't have a definitive timetable for the quarterback's return. Bradford's visit with Dr. Andrews could perhaps be helpful toward determining when the veteran might be available again, but the Vikings have already begun discussing the possibility of placing Bradford on season-ending injured reserve, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. With Case Keenum thriving in Bradford's stead as the Vikings' starting quarterback and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) set to return from the Physically Unable to Perform list this week to provide additional insurance at the position, Minnesota may not have much incentive to waste a roster spot on Bradford while his return timeline remains murky.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
3 weeks ago

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday that Bradford is "getting healthier and has made some progress this week," but the team has yet to issue a definitive timetable for his return.

EDGE Analysis

Since sitting out the entire second half of the Vikings' Week 5 win over the Bears after enduring a setback with his surgically repaired left knee, Bradford has yet to resume practicing this week. While Spielman's comments seemingly paint a positive picture for the quarterback, Bradford will likely need to string together multiple practices in a row before the Vikings have a better feel for when he might be able to suit up again. With Case Keenum playing effectively as the interim starter and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) seemingly further along in his recovery from injury, it's possible that Bradford's services won't be needed by the time he's healthy again.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
1 month ago

Bradford (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford was unable to take part in any portion of practice this week, so he will sit out for the third week in a row. It's not clear how close he is to returning to action, but he will get extra time to rest prior to the Vikings' next game with the team on bye in Week 9. Case Keenum will be under center for the Vikings on Sunday.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
1 month ago1 Comment

Bradford (knee) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's somewhat encouraging that Bradford made the trip with the Vikings to London ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns, but since he's been on the sideline for the first two practices of the week, it's highly unlikely he'll be available for the Week 8 matchup. Case Keenum looks bound to pick up a third consecutive start with Bradford unavailable and Teddy Bridgewater (knee) trending toward a Week 10 return from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
1 month ago

Bradford (knee) wasn't present for the Vikings' practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford has missed the last two games after experiencing renewed swelling in his left knee, and his absence Wednesday suggests he's trending toward missing another contest Sunday against the Browns. It's unclear how much progress Bradford has made in his recovery to date, or if he'll even take the field again this season. Case Keenum is expected to continue serving as the Vikings' starting quarterback until at least Week 10, when Teddy Bridgewater (knee) could be ready to return from injury and challenge Keenum for the top spot on the depth chart.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
1 month ago

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ruled Bradford (knee) out for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford didn't practice all week and doesn't seem likely to return before the Vikings' bye in Week 9. Case Keenum will start against the Ravens.

IRSam Bradford
QB MIN (9)
1 month ago

Bradford (knee) did not take part in Friday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford was unable to get in any practice time this week, so it's likely he will miss a second game in a row. If that is indeed the case, Case Keenum would start at quarterback again in his place.