Sam Bradford, Xavier Rhodes and Anthony Barr questionable for Sunday

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Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was limited in practice for the third straight day on Friday due to a left knee issue that sent him for an MRI earlier this week.

That MRI was negative, but the Vikings were concerned enough to limit Bradford in practice and they stopped short of guaranteeing that he’ll be playing against the Steelers this Sunday. Bradford is listed as questionable, although it seems more probable than not that he’ll be playing this weekend unless things take a turn for the worse for his knee between now and kickoff.

Bradford is joined in the questionable category by a pair of key defensive players. Linebacker Anthony Barr practiced on a limited basis Friday after missing two days with a hamstring injury while cornerback Xavier Rhodes was limited by a hip problem for the second straight day.

Cornerback Terence Newman was back to a full practice Friday after being limited on Thursday and Tramaine Brock practiced fully all week after missing the opener with a groin injury, so the Vikings should have him available whether Rhodes is good to go or not.

12 responses to “Sam Bradford, Xavier Rhodes and Anthony Barr questionable for Sunday

  1. Pretty sure all three of them will play, unless the Vike’s are afraid Bradford will get hurt against the Steelers.

  2. You really don’t want your top CB having a bad hip and trying to cover Antonio Brown. I think even most Vikes fan would agree with that.

  3. These injury reports are laughable. Some teams exaggerate their reports by listing every bump and bruise. Others list only players that are actually injured, not just sore. I guess I’m questionable for work every day too with knee, shoulder and elbow stiffness and soreness.

    Barr seems soft though…..

  4. Injuries are a part of the game. If a guy can’t go, his replacement has to step up. If he does a great job, that shows that you have good depth. If he does a terrible job but the team wins anyway because one of the regular stars has a great game, that does not show that you have good depth.

    Some people have a hard time understanding this very simple concept. You know who you are.

  5. Carl Gerbschmidt says:
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    Talking out of both sides of your face again? Packer injury… how are we going to replace Eddie Lacy or a DB that isn’t good enough to make another teams practice squad.

    When it’s the Vikings starting QB… “next man up”. Stay as classy as always GB fans.

  6. Will be a fun game to watch. Pittsburgh plays the Bengals and the same defense the Vikings run twice a year. But the Vikings defense is run by the architect of that defense and the Vikings have better defensive personnel. Will be a chess match and once again come down to whether the Vikings offense can score more than 20 points. Vikings win 23-20.

  7. That’s alright.
    They’ll all just load up on more HGH/steroids and be perfectly fine.

    I mean, I know I have no facts or smoking gun to back up my assertion, but if it’s one thing I’ve learned from the Barneys over the years, facts and truth are meaningless.
    Especially when it interferes with a good skewed narrative.

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