The Minnesota Vikings activated quarterback Sam Bradford off injured reserve Saturday morning and moved him to the 53-man roster.
Bradford, who was positioned on IR on Nov. eight with a left knee damage, returned to follow final week and accomplished his fifth follow Friday.
Between Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, Bradford and Kyle Sloter, the Vikings now have 4 quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Tight finish Kyle Carter was waived Saturday to make room for Bradford.
Bradford has performed in a single full sport this season when he torched the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 for 346 passing yards and three touchdowns. In that sport, the quarterback sustained a noncontact knee damage that pressured him to overlook his subsequent three begins. Bradford returned in Chicago in Week 5 however was pulled earlier than halftime after aggravating his injured left knee.
Bradford’s activation doesn’t assure he will probably be among the many 46 energetic gamers Sunday, and it is unclear whether or not Bridgewater will proceed to again up Keenum as he has been doing since Week 10 or whether or not the Vikings will flip to Bradford now that he’s again on the energetic roster. Minnesota has by no means had three quarterbacks energetic throughout a sport since coach Mike Zimmer arrived in 2014.
Earlier this week, Zimmer stated he is aware of who his backup quarterback will probably be when the Vikings host the Saints within the divisional spherical however selected to not disclose his plan.
Zimmer did say that he believes Bradford is wholesome sufficient to play ought to the Vikings have to depend on him within the postseason.