Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

Bradford will serve as the Vikings' backup quarterback in Sunday's NFC championship game at Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

For the second week in a row, Bradford has usurped Teddy Bridgewater as the top reserve option to starter Case Keenum, who has handled most of the offensive snaps among Vikings QBs since Week 2.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

Bradford (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradford, who came off IR on Saturday, is thus slated to serve as Case Keenum's backup Sunday, while Teddy Bridgewater, who had worked as the team's No. 2 QB down the stretch,was made inactive by the Vikings.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

Bradford (knee), who was activated from injured reserve Saturday, is expected to serve as the top backup to starter Case Keenum during Sunday's divisional-round matchup with the Saints, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Keenum has played well enough in the starting role for the bulk of the season to prevent Bradford from reclaiming the top spot on the depth chart Sunday, and likely for the duration of the postseason, barring an injury to the former. It appears, however, that head coach Mike Zimmer views Bradford as a better insurance option at quarterback than Teddy Bridgewater, who has played just nine offensive snaps this season since returning from a severe knee injury that had sidelined him for about 14 months. If he's not pressed into postseason action, Bradford may have seen his last action with the Vikings, as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

The Vikings activated Bradford (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It seems likely that Bradford will suit up, but it remains to be seen where he will sit in the pecking order behind starter Case Keenum. His activation may indicate the Vikings feel more comfortable with him as the No. 2 quarterback, given that Teddy Bridewater has not played any meaningful snaps since the 2015 season.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

The Vikings plan to activate Bradford (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings haven't made an official move yet, but it appears Bradford will be on the active roster for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints. All signs still point to Case Keenum starting the contest, but the team may feel more comfortable with Bradford as the No. 2 over Teddy Bridgewater.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
8 months ago

Coach Mike Zimmer indicated that he hasn't made a decision on whether Bradford (knee) will suit up for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In order for Bradford, who practiced again Friday, to be in uniform for the contest, the Vikings would need to activate him off IR and make a move to clear space for him on the team's 53-man roster. Either way, Case Keenum will start Sunday's game, with Teddy Bridgewater also in Minnesota's backup QB mix.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
9 months ago

Bradford (knee) practiced for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports. "It's been a progression," Bradford said. "We put a lot of hard work in. ... I felt very confident going into these practices that it would feel good, and I think it responded well after yesterday, and I was able to go out there again today and practice."

EDGE Analysis

Opening his three-week window for a return from injured reserve, Bradford seemingly has passed the initial tests on his surgically-repaired left knee, which hasn't allowed him to play since Oct. 9. In three games before that fateful appearance and in the meantime, Case Keenum was 11-3 as a starter en route to a 13-3 regular-season record and the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. If activated in the coming weeks, Bradford wouldn't be anything more than an insurance policy behind Keenum and perhaps Teddy Bridgewater, but the move will also mean the Vikings are still in the thick of the playoff picture.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
9 months ago

Bradford (knee) was on the field Tuesday for the Vikings in their first practice of the postseason, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I just want to see where [Bradford is] at," Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. "How he's moving, things like that. I hear he's moving good. I hear he's throwing the ball good. But that's all I do is hear. We'll just go about it and see how it goes."

EDGE Analysis

Bradford's return to practice for the first time in over two months initiates a three-week window through which the Vikings will be able to evaluate the quarterback for a return from injured reserve. The 30-year-old hadn't played since Oct. 9 before he was moved to IR after requiring surgery Nov. 7 on his left knee, allowing Case Keenum to direct the offense for the remainder of the regular season. With Teddy Bridgewater having also returned from IR, it looks like Bradford will be more than an insurance option at quarterback during the postseason if he's in fact activated at some point in the next three weeks.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
9 months ago

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that he anticipates Bradford (knee) returning to practice next week, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After weeks of failing to show much improvement in his recovery from the left knee injury he sustained in the Vikings' season opener, Bradford underwent arthroscopic surgery Nov. 7 to address the matter and was promptly placed on injured reserve. The Vikings haven't missed a beat while Bradford has been sidelined, with Case Keenum leading the team to a 10-3 record as starter and helping Minnesota secure a first-round bye in the postseason. If Bradford does indeed return to practice next week and demonstrates that he's healthy enough to join to the active roster for the postseason, it seems rather unlikely that Zimmer would turn the keys of the offense back over to a potentially rusty Bradford, especially given how well Keenum has performed in his stead.

Sam Bradford
QB ARI (9)
10 months 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.