Sam Bradford Activated Ahead of Vikings' Playoff Game vs. Saints


In Week 1 of the 2017 season, Bradford played perhaps the best game of his career as the Vikings beat the visiting Saints 29-19.

The Minnesota Vikings announced they activated quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve Saturday ahead of Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford drops back to pass the ball in a game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 11, 2017.

To clear a roster spot, the Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter.

Bradford, who completed 27 of his 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings' season-opening win over New Orleans, twisted his left knee in the game, and missed the team's next three games before making a truncated return on October 9 against the Bears.

Bradford underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee before being placed on injured reserve November 8.

That game was arguably the best of Bradford's career, as he completed 84.4 percent of his passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions.

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The Boston Globe reported Bradford will suit up for the first time since Week 5, but when asked about the report during his news conference on Friday, Zimmer said, "I don't know how the Boston Globe would know because I haven't made any decisions yet".

After practice on Friday, Zimmer refuted a report that Bradford might be activated.

Despite Bradford being removed from injured reserve, the Star Tribune is reporting that Teddy Bridgewater will still be the number two quarterback behind Case Keenum on Sunday.

"It's kind of hard to get (Bradford) reps when you're getting your starter ready", Zimmer said.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe tweeted Friday the "Vikings plan to dress" Bradford, who hasn't been active since Week 5 against the Chicago Bears.

At least there's no argument about Keenum being Minnesota's starter anymore, right?

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