Sam Bradford again out at Vikings practice

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Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford missed practice again today, indicating that his knee injury will cause him to miss yet another game.

Although the Vikings haven’t said whether Bradford will play on Sunday against the Packers, it’s hard to believe he would play after missing the first two practices of this week.

Bradford started and played very well in Week One, but he suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss the next three games. He then returned for Week Five but couldn’t finish the game against the Bears as his knee continued to bother him.

The Vikings will presumably go with Case Keenum, who started the three games Bradford missed and relieved Bradford on Monday night, again on Sunday. Keenum has played fairly well this season, with four touchdown passes and no interceptions.

56 responses to “Sam Bradford again out at Vikings practice

  1. I don’t think any Viking fan expects Bradford to play again any time soon. After his lackluster performance on Monday night, he looks at least a few weeks away. I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t play another down this season, especially if Bridgewater gets activated.

  2. He has no cartilage left in his injured knee. Diggs was wide open long and he couldn’t step into the throw, it was just too painful for him. I can’t imagine him coming back.

  3. Bradford is done going forward after this year, no one is going to sign him as a franchise QB again next season because no one knows if he can get thru the games week in and week out. I am surprised he is sitting out being its just knee soreness with no strained ligaments and nothing torn, he needs to man up and get out there on the field given the Million’s of Dollars the Vikings are paying him, they aren’t paying him to be an emotional rah-rah cheerleader on the sidelines. I feel sorry for Vikings fans, first Cook and Now Bradford, and they definitely won’t have a QB either way next year as they didn’t pick-up Bridgewater’s option and he to becomes a free agent.

  4. Two major surgeries on the same knee are taking their toll. Based upon the way he looked the other night, after three weeks rest, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is done.

    Keenum can be relatively affective with a good supporting cast. Name him the starter and turn him loose with the offense. When Bridgewater comes back let Bradford go and ride out the year, for better or worse with those two.

  5. What am I missing here? He was out for 3 weeks, came back and played like he was just shot in the knee and a few days later we are surprised that he is not practicing? I agree with the above comment… why is this news?

  6. Not sure Vikings fans need updates on whether Sam practiced or not. He looked very hurt. It sure does seem like we won’t see him out there any time soon.

  7. The Vikings finally got a well officiated game on Monday against the Bears and won. That’s why I think we can beat the Packers this week without Bradford. Whenever the refs are fair we win. Whenever we lose to the Packers it’s usually because of bad officiating.

  8. Trades are always best assessed 3 years after the fact. You got to hand to it Philadelphia, they fleeced the Vikings big time for Bradrford, maybe not Herschel Walker big time but a close seecond.

  9. shooter28 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    Bradford is done going forward after this year, no one is going to sign him as a franchise QB again next season because no one knows if he can get thru the games week in and week out. I am surprised he is sitting out being its just knee soreness with no strained ligaments and nothing torn, he needs to man up and get out there on the field given the Million’s of Dollars the Vikings are paying him, they aren’t paying him to be an emotional rah-rah cheerleader on the sidelines. I feel sorry for Vikings fans, first Cook and Now Bradford, and they definitely won’t have a QB either way next year as they didn’t pick-up Bridgewater’s option and he to becomes a free agent.
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    They definitely won’t have a QB? Well, Bridgewater will NOT be a free agent if he doesn’t end up being activated. And, even if he did play and was successful, why wouldn’t the Vikings be able to sign him to a new contract? In addition, Kennum has not looked bad, a lot better than many others in the league. Are you saying that they couldn’t sign him either?

  10. I think his knee is done !! he has the heart but no longer has the tools …..Alla Dante Cullpepper , I am also afraid TB is done ….. If our defense quits on us again this year like last year, Give the kid a look (Kyle Sloter ) He looked good playing Denver He may be a steal if the coaches work with him now and get him ready !!! What could it hurt ?? never know what we may find …

  11. Viking fans can look for a huge game from Keenum. Something like 33-21-143-1-0.
    Maybe the Vikings offense will crack 200 yards for the game.

  12. you know what, injuries that negatively alters the rest of a person’s life is much bigger than any rivalry between teams. I watched Jim Otto at his induction into the hall of fame and he couldn’t climb the steps to the platform without help. I saw an interview with Earl Campbell that would make any feeling person moist in the eyes. I know they make a lot of money to take this risk, but when the bill comes due I wonder if it is worth it.

  13. The Vikings finally got a well officiated game on Monday against the Bears and won. That’s why I think we can beat the Packers this week without Bradford. Whenever the refs are fair we win. Whenever we lose to the Packers it’s usually because of bad officiating.
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    Are you one of those fake trolls who is really a packer fan trying to make Viking fans look dumb? Because the Vikings win on Monday night was aided heavily by some terrible calls, including one against the bears d lineman that allowed the vikes to extend the final drive and chew up most of the clock. It was a spine crushing penalty. So I guess as long as they’re not against the vikes that’s fair to you?

  14. shooter28 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I am surprised he is sitting out being its just knee soreness with no strained ligaments and nothing torn, he needs to man up and get out there on the field given the Million’s of Dollars the Vikings are paying him, they aren’t paying him to be an emotional rah-rah cheerleader on the sidelines.
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    Uh, he did “man up” and got out on the field three days ago, and he was completely ineffective. He couldn’t step into throws so he was inaccurate. He couldn’t move so he got sacked four times, once without being touched. He was thinking about the knee so he took a safety when under normal circumstances he would have thrown the ball away. I have no interest in seeing him “man up” again.

  15. I don’t think anyone thought Bradford would play this week, given what happened in Chicago. I’d say he’ll be doubtful through the bye-week, particularly if Keenum plays well.

  16. djvh2 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Viking fans can look for a huge game from Keenum. Something like 33-21-143-1-0.
    Maybe the Vikings offense will crack 200 yards for the game.
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    Don’t look now but the Vikings are 9th in the NFL in total offense at 357.0 yards per game, while the vaunted Packers offense is 16th. Also, the Vikings are 7th in total defense while the Packers are 11th. The facts suggest that the Vikings will have no problem cracking 200 yards, but the Packers might have a little trouble.

    Also, Keenum is no Sam Bradford or Aaron Rodgers, but he’s averaging 256 yards in the 3.5 games he’s played. What makes you think he would do so much worse against that Packer defense?

  17. Will say if Teddy recovers from that horrible knee injury it will be nothing short of miraculous Cullpepper had a similar injury and never overcame it …. not to say Teddy can’t But ???

  18. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy in a game who looked less healthy than Bradford did. he clearly couldn’t play on that knee, couldn’t throw, couldn’t take a hit, etc.

    He needs to shut it down for a while, maybe forever.

  19. Kinda depressing knowing our best QB option is Keenum, but what the hell. As bleak as it may look, it’s not completely hopeless, as the rest of the team is pretty solid. Seeing as how more cheesers read the Viking articles than Vikings’ fans, may as well note for their benefit that if Rodgers goes down, it would be completely hopeless in Green Bay.

  20. Don’t look now but the Vikings are 9th in the NFL in total offense at 357.0 yards per game, while the vaunted Packers offense is 16th. Also, the Vikings are 7th in total defense while the Packers are 11th. The facts suggest that the Vikings will have no problem cracking 200 yards, but the Packers might have a little trouble.

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    Packers are scoring 27.4 PPG
    Vikings are scoring 19.8 PPG

    Let me guess… you’re one of those guys that constantly hopped up and down and said “Oh yeah? Well AP rushed for bla bla bla while your Packers were throttling my Vikings! So there!”
    Yeah, you really got us there.

  21. Really saddens me to see a talented player like Sam Bradford, struggle to get on the field. Ironically, his first game this season was probably his best as a professional and now a month later, he could be done.

  22. I think he is ok with watching…either as the #2 or on the IR. He is comfortable getting through this year and retiring.

  23. sdsmooth says:
    October 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm
    The Vikings finally got a well officiated game on Monday against the Bears and won. That’s why I think we can beat the Packers this week without Bradford. Whenever the refs are fair we win. Whenever we lose to the Packers it’s usually because of bad officiating.

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    I honestly enjoy the jabs between Vike and Packer fans as most are intelligent, and sometimes very clever ones. But anyone who really believes there is a conspiracy theory and the NFL has referees purposely helping the Packers is crazy. Let’s get one thing straight about NFL Refs. It’s all over the board. Good, then bad, then a make up call, then bad again. We all see things differently, but come on man….. I want to jab back but this theory is junk. Please go blog with your fellow “never landed on Moon”, “NBA draft lottery rigged”, and “MLB baseballs are juiced” guys.

    You won’t be missed. To the rest of the common sense Viking fans…. bring it. Can’t wait for the weekend.

  24. purpleguy says:
    October 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Kinda depressing knowing our best QB option is Keenum, but what the hell. As bleak as it may look, it’s not completely hopeless, as the rest of the team is pretty solid. Seeing as how more cheesers read the Viking articles than Vikings’ fans, may as well note for their benefit that if Rodgers goes down, it would be completely hopeless in Green Bay.

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    That’s an interesting story. Let’s look at the actual facts, shall we?

    Aaron Rodgers has missed significant time to injury only once. In 2013, he missed a full half-season due to a broken clavicle after a hard but clean hit from Chicago’s Shea McLellin.

    So, how “completely hopeless in Green Bay” was it? The Packers still won the division and your Vikings still finished dead last.

  25. This is hilarious. Packer fans have gone on and on for years about how “the NFL ranks defenses by yards allowed, not points,” including many times just last week as they crowed that the Packers and Bears had better defenses than the Vikings. Now that the rankings have changed, it’s all “points are all that matters.” Of course points are what matters, but the gentleman commented that the Vikings would be lucky to gain 200 yards, so I pointed out that the yardage shouldn’t be a problem.

  26. The excuses for Viking fans are beginning to trickle in. Lose this game they are 3 games out at approximately the 1/3 mark solidifying another season of becoming a bandwagon fan of whoever the Packers will be facing in the playoffs. Like your old hillbilly sai just embrace the suck.

  27. Playing ‘fairly well’ won’t cut it against Rodgers. Keenum has to play one of his best games or it’ll be all Rodgers all the time. Again.

  28. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    October 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    Bet the Packers with the points, lock of the week.

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    Then you should put the wheels back on the house, drive it to Vegas with everything you own, bet it’s total $2000 value on the Packer and the spread. Double your net worth in 3 hours.

  29. “Lose this game they are 3 games out at approximately the 1/3 mark solidifying another season of becoming a bandwagon fan of whoever the Packers will be facing in the playoffs” You mean whoever the Packers will lose to in the playoffs?

  30. pzebich says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:51 am
    “Lose this game they are 3 games out at approximately the 1/3 mark solidifying another season of becoming a bandwagon fan of whoever the Packers will be facing in the playoffs” You mean whoever the Packers will lose to in the playoffs?
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    Let’s be honest, there is only one team the Pack doesn’t match up well against in the playoffs. The only NFC team I have any real worry about is the Falcons. Anyone else and a healthy Packer team wins 70% of the time realistically.

  31. truthbetold109 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 10:50 am
    pzebich says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:51 am
    “Lose this game they are 3 games out at approximately the 1/3 mark solidifying another season of becoming a bandwagon fan of whoever the Packers will be facing in the playoffs” You mean whoever the Packers will lose to in the playoffs?
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    Let’s be honest, there is only one team the Pack doesn’t match up well against in the playoffs. The only NFC team I have any real worry about is the Falcons. Anyone else and a healthy Packer team wins 70% of the time realistically.

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    I’d be worried about the Eagles, Panthers, even the Cowboys despite recent Victory.

  32. truthbetold109 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 10:50 am
    pzebich says:
    October 13, 2017 at 7:51 am
    “Lose this game they are 3 games out at approximately the 1/3 mark solidifying another season of becoming a bandwagon fan of whoever the Packers will be facing in the playoffs” You mean whoever the Packers will lose to in the playoffs?
    ____________________

    Let’s be honest, there is only one team the Pack doesn’t match up well against in the playoffs. The only NFC team I have any real worry about is the Falcons. Anyone else and a healthy Packer team wins 70% of the time realistically.

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    Let’s be realistic here, Rodgers will get you to the playoffs but have you seen your defense? One and done. That’s being realistic.

  33. shiftyshellshocked says:
    October 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm
    The Packers didn’t beat the Cowboys the Cowboys beat themselves.

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    Here I FIFY:

    The Vikings didn’t beat the Bears the Bears beat themselves.

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