NFL notes: Vikings add Teddy Bridgewater to roster, put Sam Bradford on injured reserve

The Minnesota Vikings took quarterback Teddy Bridgewater off the physically unable to perform list. He's on the active roster for the first time in more than 14 months, when he suffered a severely injured left knee during practice.

To make room on the 53-man roster, quarterback Sam Bradford was placed on injured reserve amid continued trouble with his left knee.

Meanwhile, coach Mike Zimmer announced Case Keenum will make his seventh start of the season for the game at Washington on Sunday.

“Case has done great,” Zimmer said. “So we just keep going from there and see how this thing plays out.”

The Vikings (6-2) faced a deadline on Wednesday at the end of the three-week window that opened when Bridgewater resumed practice with the team. Bridgewater’s freak injury resulted in ligament tears and an ambulance ride to the emergency room to save his leg.

Bradford was placed on injured reserve after having arthroscopic surgery the day before on his left knee, which had ACL tears in 2013 and 2014.

Zimmer said “no one knows” when asked if Bradford will play again.

“When they went in there, they just cleaned it out,” Zimmer said. “It's not bone on bone. There's a lot of good things, but who knows? We didn't expect it would be this long.”

Bradford, who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, led Minnesota to a victory in the season opener over New Orleans by completing 84.3% of his passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

Veterans Day salute

The NFL players union unanimously passed a resolution calling on everyone in the league to honor a two-minute Veterans Day moment of silence this weekend.

President Barack Obama signed into law the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act in October 2016. The act calls on all Americans to observe a two-minute moment of silence every Nov. 11.


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