Bradford (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Saints, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. 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.
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. 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.
The Vikings activated Bradford (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. 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 Bridgewater has not played any meaningful snaps since the 2015 season.
The Vikings plan to activate Bradford (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. 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.
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. 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.
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