Sam Bradford expected to practice Thursday

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said earlier this week that quarterback Sam Bradford‘s knee is feeling better, but that the team still didn’t know when he might return to action.

That question may not be answered for a little while, but Zimmer did have some encouraging news to share about Bradford when he met with the media on Thursday. Zimmer said that he expects Bradford will participate in practice with the team.

Bradford didn’t practice at all last week and last took part in a practice on a limited basis on the Thursday before the team’s Week Three game against the Buccaneers. Bradford went to see Dr. James Andrews the next day for confirmation that he’s dealing with a bone bruise.

The Vikings have gone 1-2 with Bradford out of the lineup and are getting ready to face the Bears on Monday night.

27 responses to “Sam Bradford expected to practice Thursday

  1. This is great news for my Vikings! About time we get some good news. Now if we can just get the refs to stop blowing these games for us we might have a chance. It seems like we always lose games because of the refs. When will this stop? When the refs are fair we almost always win.

  2. I’d give him another week to rest and start Case vs. the Bears. If Case struggles, Bradford can take over at the half. Truth be told, Vikes will win the next four and take control of the North.

  3. Good, hopefully he can play Monday night.

    Disclaimer: I am not predicting a super bowl appearance and not calling for sam to be a first ballot holl of famer. Anyone who interprets as such is delusional and reaching.

  4. Good, hopefully he can play Monday night.

    Disclaimer: I am not predicting a super bowl appearance and not calling for sam to be a first ballot hall of famer. Anyone who interprets as such is delusional and reaching.

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  5. By “participate in practice,” does he mean he’ll be throwing passes to wide receivers during the warm-up period but then sitting out when they’re actually preparing for the Bears? I saw enough of that before Week 2 and Week 3. Let me know when he can actually go through a full practice, and until then, just rest him.

  6. They could start Joe Montana in his prime and they would still struggle to beat the Bears in Chicago. Maybe let’s just rest him another week and get him ready for the Packers.

  7. Hope he can play, and play effectively. Keenum may throw a good ball, but he has been less effective reading the defenses.

    And sdsmooth, everyone knows you’re a cheeser. Give it a rest.

  8. Hopefully, the Vikings will break the double-digit point barrier this week. If they can get to 20 points, they’ll win. If they play like they usually play in Chicago, they’ll lose.

  9. Though I never take divisional road games lightly, if the Vikings aren’t able to knock off the Bears debuting a rookie QB, the season may be lost for them.

  10. Vikings season is over now. They will win a few games, but no major run threat means more pressure on Bradford and fewer of the deep balls.

    Just another frustrating year as a fan of the purple.

  11. It would be a tough decision for me. Bradford is clearly their best option… IF he can play and not risk more serious/longer term injury. I’d also have to consider the fact that the grass at Soldier Field has historically been tough on players’ legs. By nature, i think I’d lean towards being cautious. But…

    …it’s a division game, against an opponent that’s going to give the Vikings their best shot, in a stadium in which the Vikings have struggled of late. Adding in that both teams are 0-1 in the division, I’d want all hands on deck in the effort to stay out of 0-2, even though there’s plenty of time to make it up.

    My decision is… I’m glad I’m not the guy that has to make this decision.

  12. The truly funny aspect of this matchup, is the fact it truly is a battle for last place in the division.
    After a week long buildup of listening to the Barney fans hoot and holler about the Packers playing for last, despite the fact they were tied for 1st, this is, in fact, entertaining.

  13. sdsmooth says:
    October 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm
    This is great news for my Vikings! About time we get some good news. Now if we can just get the refs to stop blowing these games for us we might have a chance. It seems like we always lose games because of the refs. When will this stop? When the refs are fair we almost always win.
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    You should protest the league to just get rid of the Refs completely and let the players self regulate like we did as kids in the back yard. It’s a travesty what they are doing the Vikings. Everyone see’s it. We support you.

  14. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    They could start Joe Montana in his prime and they would still struggle to beat the Bears in Chicago. Maybe let’s just rest him another week and get him ready for the Packers.
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    I know the Vikings struggle in Chicago every year, but if they can’t win this game, they aren’t going to beat the Packers the following Sunday, with or without Bradford. This is a must win for the Vikings….lose this game and Spielman and Zimmer’s seats start getting very warm. If you want to make the postseason, this is the type of game you have to win.

  15. fwippel says:

    October 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm
    They could start Joe Montana in his prime and they would still struggle to beat the Bears in Chicago. Maybe let’s just rest him another week and get him ready for the Packers.
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    I know the Vikings struggle in Chicago every year, but if they can’t win this game, they aren’t going to beat the Packers the following Sunday, with or without Bradford. This is a must win for the Vikings….lose this game and Spielman and Zimmer’s seats start getting very warm. If you want to make the postseason, this is the type of game you have to win.
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    Completely disagree. Minny has a solid roster and a very good defense. Injuries at the QB position have derailed this team and now Cook being out certainly hurts when you have to put the backup in. There are quite a few surprising results every Sunday this season…my guess is the Packers, Lions, and the Vikings will all be vying for a spot come the last couple weeks, unless Bradford is out indefinitely. Take it from a Bear fan, Spielman is NOT even close to the hot seat, as he has assembled a roster that has talent. This is a QB driven league and injuries have certainly hurt your squad with regards to the QB position.

  16. Nothing more annoying that people posting as fan of one team when they are actually a fan of another team.

  17. Except of course the fact that the Vikings have More Division Championships than the Packers.
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    You can have ALL the Division Championships you want.

    We’ll keep winning WORLD Championships….

  18. Nothing more annoying that people posting as fan of one team when they are actually a fan of another team.
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    There is, actually.

    Patriots fans.

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