Vikings put Sam Bradford back on active roster

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Sam Bradford is ready to return for the Vikings, though it remains to be seen whether he’ll actually take the field.

Bradford was activated from injured reserve to the 53-player roster today. That means he could dress for tomorrow’s playoff game against the Saints.

It remains to be seen whether he will. The Vikings could make him inactive, but it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to put him on the active roster just to have him in street clothes during the game, so presumably he’ll be active and available.

Case Keenum will start, but the Vikings haven’t said whether Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater will be No. 2 on the depth chart. The Vikings have never dressed three quarterbacks for a game since Mike Zimmer became their coach, so it seems likely that Bridgwater will be inactive.

Going forward, the Vikings will have some interesting decisions to make in the offseason when Keenum, Bradford and Bridgewater all become unrestricted free agents. For now, it appears that the depth chart will be Keenum first, then Bradford, then Bridgewater.

44 responses to “Vikings put Sam Bradford back on active roster

  1. The Vikings have never dressed three quarterbacks for a game since Mike Zimmer became their coach, so it seems likely that Bridgwater will be inactive.
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    The Vikings will dress 3 QBs because both Bradford and Bridgewater will have the shortest leashes known to QBs should they ever see the field.

  2. Zimmer knows personally what a dirty, classless team Payton runs, he is making sure QB has tons of depth if the Aints get cheating and dirty like ’09. I’m sure he’ll let the Refs know about it as well.

  3. I’ll bet only one of these three is on the Week 1 roster next season. One takes the big bucks elsewhere, one gets traded, and one stays. Vikings are in good shape at the most important position.

  4. If footbal was more like other sports where everybody rotates, that would be scary based on how they’re both played in this offense. One has had injury history, isn’t as mobile, but has godly accuracy with a fast release, while the other is slightly less accurate with a tad slower release but has way more mobility. Both are at a high level in this offense, and have had minimal turnovers.

  5. If the Vikings don’t re-sign Keenum, they are fools. He should be their starter with Bridgewater or someone else as their back-up and Bradford should be cut.

  6. allight59 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    Zimmer knows personally what a dirty, classless team Payton runs, he is making sure QB has tons of depth if the Aints get cheating and dirty like ’09. I’m sure he’ll let the Refs know about it as well.

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    Geesh — game hasn’t even started and already the Vikings fans are crying and making excuses.

  7. corkspop says:
    January 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    I’ll bet only one of these three is on the Week 1 roster next season. One takes the big bucks elsewhere, one gets traded, and one stays. Vikings are in good shape at the most important position.
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    Since no QB is under contract for next year, it makes it significantly harder to trade one.
    Some might say impossible, but I’ll let you have your moment.

    Due to Spieldope’s lack of foresight at a team’s #1 position, the Barneys most likely will have to overpay for Case Keenum’s services to retain him, as he parlayed a decent season into gold.
    Supply and demand and all that.

    Most likely they’ll be able to keep Bridgewater on the cheap and hope for the best.
    Damaged goods that never really possessed a starter’s talent when healthy.
    But at least he’s a good guy everybody loves.
    Let’s see how many wins that translates to next season.

  8. Zimmer is being smart. He knows that Balsa Wood Bradford is better than Bridgewater by leaps and bounds, but he also knows they are both coming off injuries and Bridgewater’s was worse, so he has to activate all three of them.

  9. If I were Zimmer, I’d tell my team, one dirty shot by that dirty team, then take Brees out of the game. You pathetic little cheaters aren’t getting away with it twice. That little snake Sean Payton will be on notice very soon. That 09 SB should be stripped from those known cheaters. Gregg Williams and Sean Payton should be banned for life.

  10. Ok, so now that both Bridgewater AND Bradford are healthy but still on the bench , will vikings fans still claim that keenum is the backup? Of course they will.

  11. wafflestomp says:
    January 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Due to Spieldope’s lack of foresight at a team’s #1 position….

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    If “Spieldope” is as bad as you claim, how did they win 13 games?

    Oh, I heard you lost your QB this year, just like the Vikings did. How did Ted Thompson’s backup QB do?

    One other point. “Spieldope” was Pro Football Weekly’s NFL Executive of the Year for 2017. I’m sure many honors are coming Ted Thompson’s way, too, right?

  12. I’m still a bit shocked that the vikes didn’t sign one to an extension during the season with the plan of trading him for a nice draft slot…..then signing the one they want long term. Confused….but, maybe tricky Ricky has something up his sleave. Let’s hope

  13. If I were the Vikings, I’d invite Brett Farve to watch from the sidelines. Maybe have him sit on the bench between Barr and Griffen.

    JUst be sure that Brees sees Farve before the game begins.

    Call it the Vincenzo Pentangeli ploy.

  14. “Spieldope” was Pro Football Weekly’s NFL Executive of the Year for 2017.
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    Cool! Finally something to put in your trophy case!!

  15. wafflestomp says:
    January 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Due to Spieldope’s lack of foresight at a team’s #1 position, the Barneys most likely will have to overpay for Case Keenum’s services

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    Speaking of overpaying for ones service, lets wait to see how much gb pays out to rodgers……a broken rodgers at that.

  16. bird2urmother says:
    January 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm
    Ok, so now that both Bridgewater AND Bradford are healthy but still on the bench , will vikings fans still claim that keenum is the backup? Of course they will.
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    Dude. Pay attention.
    Teddy Bridgewater goes down. Starter choice number 1 can’t play.
    Bradford comes via trade. Starter choice number 2.
    Keenum signed as a backup to Bradford in the offseason.
    Bradford is out after 1 game in 2017. Since starter number 1, TB still can’t play, enter starter number 3. Case Keenum.
    Keenum is the starter because they are winning.
    Would you, or any other poster, trade a first rounder for Keenum?

    Meanwhile in GB, the Gumby’s can’t win many games unless a great QB plays.

  17. Makes sense since they will be down by 30 after the first half as Brees carves them up and Keenum chokes and becomes a human turnover machine. Gotta have someone to turn to and Bridgewater’s limited performance this year hasn’t shown any signs of hope.

  18. “I’ll bet only one of these three is on the Week 1 roster next season. One takes the big bucks elsewhere, one gets traded, and one stays. Vikings are in good shape at the most important position.”

    How do you trade an unrestricted free agent?

  19. It’ll be an interesting off season in Minny. It could go as far as their SB winning QB leaves via free agency. Yes, first they need win it.
    I expect other teams will believe in all three, but other teams will question all three. Is he as good as we expected him to be before he got hurt? He’s good but, will he get hurt again? Is he the next Pete Mitchell or Nick Foles? Some will say yes, others will say no. But can a “win now” team feel confident with any as their high paid week 1 starter? Even Minny?

  20. Regardless who is under center next year Vikings will still win more games than the clowns in the east as long as we knock out Rodgers early in the season again.
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    Fixed that for you.

    Love that the vikings are going for their first playoff win of the decade and you guys are still talking Packers.

  21. Speaking of overpaying for ones service, lets wait to see how much gb pays out to rodgers……a broken rodgers at that.
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    This is the genius of the Viking fan. Somehow Rodgers will never be the same while TB, whose leg nearly fell off, is the starter of the future. Just admit it, you HOPE Rodgers is broken.

  22. sportsinsight574221627 says:
    January 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Makes sense since they will be down by 30 after the first half…

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    And here I thought that the Packers had the only delusional fan base. The Saints won’t come close to 30 points for the whole game, let alone the first half.

  23. If the Vikings don’t win this game, it will be right up there in the “biggest”, choke list.

  24. Bridgewater wasn’t playing good at all before the injury….somehow the media talking heads ALWAYS fail to discuss or even consider that.
    Bradford HAS to go no matter what.
    Sign Keenum or trade for Alex Smith as a “bridge” to Bridgewater whenever he gets healthy.

  25. It’s called bounty-proofing. And if the Saints try anything dirty, Brees will be sure to run into a Barr. Vikings win, book it….

  26. Vikings fans still crying about 09 wow, you don’t see Colts fans crying about losing to them in the Superbowl, and if the Vikings actually did get there, the Colts would’ve slaughtered them by 30 points so you should be thankful to have saved that embarrassment.

  27. Over the past few days, a few actually sane Viking fans showed up and it was sure nice talking football with them. Now we’re right back to the same old purples and their same old weird Packer obsession. What a shame. A downright, dirty rotten shame. And they still can’t make us love them.

  28. One other point. “Spieldope” was Pro Football Weekly’s NFL Executive of the Year for 2017. I’m sure many honors are coming Ted Thompson’s way, too, right?

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    Ted was “reassigned to another position”. He’s such a great GM that they didn’t want him to do it anymore.

  29. Edward Halverson says:
    January 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    If the Vikings don’t win this game, it will be right up there in the “biggest”, choke list.

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    Stella?

  30. pkrlvr says:
    January 13, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Speaking of overpaying for ones service, lets wait to see how much gb pays out to rodgers……a broken rodgers at that.
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    This is the genius of the Viking fan. Somehow Rodgers will never be the same while TB, whose leg nearly fell off, is the starter of the future. Just admit it, you HOPE Rodgers is broken.

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    Well thanks for calling me a genius. My hope is to let Bradford and Teddy walk. But your genius is showing thinking the pack should sign a broken QB to 30 million a year😂

  31. Would you, or any other poster, trade a first rounder for Keenum?
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    Nope Zonk, and I wouldn’t have traded one for Bradford either (not to mention the 4th).

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