Sam Bradford: Return to practice “very encouraging”

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Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned to practice this week for the first time since being placed on injured reserve in early November, something he called “a lot of fun” while speaking to reporters on Wednesday.

The team has not said if Bradford will be added to the active roster before they begin playoff action in the divisional round, but Bradford said that’s not his immediate concern. Bradford had arthroscopic surgery on his oft-injured left knee when he went on I.R. and said thoughts about whether he’d be able to play again entered his mind.

Getting back on the practice field has helped him feel better about what the future holds.

“I’m focused on just trying to get myself back into a position where I can play football again,” Bradford said, via the Pioneer Press. “I’ve been focused on that for the past eight weeks, so these past two days have been extremely important for me and very encouraging for me in my rehab process.”

The next steps for Bradford, who is set for free agency in March along with fellow Vikings quarterbacks Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater, are unclear, but getting back on the field was an important step for any future playing opportunities in Minnesota or elsewhere.

16 responses to “Sam Bradford: Return to practice “very encouraging”

  1. td30 agreed but the fact Sam is back doesn’t mean that the Vikings are going to change a line up . I think the Vikings want Sam for a back up role if needed.

  2. Very fired up for the Vikings in the playoffs, but would not want to be the decision in maker for the free agent quarterback for 2018…case looks like the real deal.

  3. If Case Falters in the playoffs and it is the O-lines fault they will keep him in. if HE has a bad game, has over 1 pick, or get hurt, look for Bradfords return after Halftime.
    My Gut feeling is both Bridgewater AND Bradford will be gone next year.
    IF Teddy decides to take a steep pay cut and play for backup money I think he would resign faster than Bradford.
    Sam will play again next year, there are a hand full of desperate teams needing QB’s next season. Only back to back seasons like this will retire Sam.

  4. Man, I wish Bradford had Keenum’s legs. He’d be slicing up defenses left and right. Too bad his body can’t hold up.

  5. Zimmer STILL hasn’t said out loud: “Keenum is our guy. Kennum is our starter.”

    He’s looking a gift horse in the mouth, as though there’s something better out there.

    This will blow up in their face.

  6. Sam will be the #2 for the playoffs if he can move the way he did pre-injury. Teddy is not ready for that kind of fire. He has to clear the mental hurdle first. Would love to see Sam come off the bench and pick up where he left off week 1, maybe against that same team??

    Keenum and the O have not been inspiring as of late. Teams have started keeping him in the pocket and it’s preventing the big chunk plays he had earlier in the yr. He does not have the arm talent of Sam. I would be more surprised to see Keenum in the Super Bowl versus Keenum getting beat the first game. At some point, points will be needed to win, I don’t trust him. I hope I am really misreading his potential to win the biggest of games.

  7. Zimmer STILL hasn’t said out loud: “Keenum is our guy. Kennum is our starter.”

    He’s looking a gift horse in the mouth, as though there’s something better out there.

    This will blow up in their face.

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  8. This will be very interesting. Case has not finished strong and Coach Zimmer has not done him any favors by his unwillingness to name Case the starter. Even with Case’s lackluster finish to the season though, I think you’d have to be crazy to upset the apple cart at this point.

  9. Glad we got the bye this week. O-Line will be healing up and back strong. We may even see Remmers at Guard and Hill at RT with Sirles as a back up Guard. Just a rumor for now. SKOL!!

  10. Sammy Sleeves!!!!

    Hopefully the Vikings part ways with him after the season. Hes just not good enough. High percentage thrower, but its always a 3 yard pass. Hes afraid to take a chance down field. Its one of the things I like about Keenum, he has a little bit of gunslinger in him. Plus, Keenum is sturdier than Mr Glass.

  11. I would be more surprised to see Keenum in the Super Bowl versus Keenum getting beat the first game. At some point, points will be needed to win, I don’t trust him.

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    Vikings last 4 games: 24, 34, 16 (in 5 degree weather, no one scores in 5 degree weather), and 23 points. Average is about 24 points a game, top 10 in the league their defense gives up 16 a game. It would be nice if he put up 27-28 points a game, but that would put them in the top 5 in the league.

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