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Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three kicked off on Thursday with a Rams win and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Brent Grimes, Gerald McCoy questionable, Chris Baker doubtful, Kwon Alexander out for Bucs

The Buccaneers won’t have middle linebacker Kwon Alexander on Sunday, presenting an even bigger challenge in trying to stop Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. Alexander missed practice all week with a hamstring injury that limited him to 40 snaps last week. Rookie Kendell Beckwith moved from his strongside spot Sunday after Alexander left. Adarius Glanton [more]

Sam Bradford out again this week

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford got in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday, raising hopes that he’d be able to return to the lineup against the Buccaneers this week. Friday’s developments have doused those hopes. According to multiple reports from Minnesota, Bradford did not practice as the team wrapped up the week of preparation for Tampa. [more]

Gerald McCoy returns to practice

Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy returned to practice, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. It is not yet known whether McCoy’s injured right ankle will limit him Thursday, but Jenna Laine of ESPN tweeted that McCoy’s limp appears to be gone. McCoy missed Wednesday’s work as he rehabbed the ankle. He played [more]

Sam Bradford getting what he “needs” in practice

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford continues to be limited by a non-contact knee injury from 10 days ago. He’ll practice again on Thursday as the Vikings continue to be unsure regarding whether he’ll face the Buccaneers on Sunday. “He got what he needed yesterday and he’ll do the same today,” offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur told reporters [more]

Sam Bradford, Anthony Barr limited in Vikings practice

When Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford spoke to the media on Wednesday, he said he would be taking part in practice in hopes of making it back into the lineup against the Buccaneers this weekend. The Vikings submitted their injury report from the practice and Bradford is officially listed as a limited participant. That’s the same [more]

Sam Bradford: Knee just didn’t feel right last Sunday

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is taking part in practice on Wednesday in what will be the first step in determining whether he will be able to return to action after sitting out last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. Bradford sat out the game with a knee injury and told the media Wednesday that it was [more]

Sam Bradford “doing good,” remains day-to-day

When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer last addressed quarterback Sam Bradford‘s condition, he said Bradford was fine but that he had no idea when Bradford might return to action. Bradford is dealing with a knee injury that led to swelling and discomfort last week. Tests ruled out structural damage, leaving the Vikings to take the decision [more]

The Bucs have a strange weakness: Case Keenum

If Sam Bradford remains fine, but not the kind of fine that can actually play in football games, the Vikings may still be fine. In part, because backup quarterback Case Keenum kind of owns the Buccaneers. Via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Keenum could become the first quarterback to beat Jameis Winston three [more]

Report: Sam Bradford believed to have bone bruise

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer assured the world that quarterback Sam Bradford is “fine” after Sunday’s loss to the Steelers, which likely came as a surprise to those who watched Case Keenum start the game while Bradford was on the inactive list. Bradford spent last week practicing on a limited basis when he wasn’t getting an [more]

Sam Bradford is day-to-day, for however many days it takes

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer opted to be obtuse when asked about quarterback Sam Bradford after Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh. A source with knowledge of the situation was slightly more direct in assessing the situation, albeit not a whole lot more informative. Bradford, who missed the Week Two contest with a knee injury no one knew [more]

Mike Zimmer says Sam Bradford is “fine,” won’t say when he’ll play again

Sam Bradford didn’t start at quarterback for the Vikings on Sunday and the offense was toothless in a 26-9 loss to the Steelers. As you’d imagine, that made the condition of Bradford’s knee and the date when he might return to action popular topics for Zimmer after the game. Zimmer said that Bradford doesn’t require [more]

Steelers ride defense to a 2-0 start

The Steelers offense didn’t catch fire in the season opener against the Browns and it never totally combusted against the Vikings this Sunday either, but Pittsburgh is still 2-0. The Steelers held the Vikings to 14 first downs and 237 total yards in a 26-9 win at Heinz Field. The Steelers also held the Browns [more]

Botched fake punt, penalty on FG put Vikings down 14 points

The Vikings special teams had a couple of bad moments to open the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Steelers and Pittsburgh’s lead is up to 14 points as a result. Facing a fourth-and-4 from their own 36-yard-line at the end of their first possession of the quarter, the Vikings opted to try a [more]

Martavis Bryant scores first touchdown since reinstatement

Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant scored a touchdown in the team’s 18-16 win over the Bengals in the playoffs in January 2016, but that was the only one he scored that year. Bryant didn’t score in a 23-16 loss to the Broncos the next week, was suspended for the entire 2016 season and didn’t score [more]

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