Vikings might shut down Sam Bradford to make room for Teddy Bridgewater

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford underwent an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday in which Dr. James Andrews "cleaned up" his left knee but found no major damage, according to team sources.

That will give the Vikings more information before they need to make the expected roster move by Wednesday to restore Bridgewater to the roster.

After being activated from the team's reserve/PUP list, Bridgewater wasn't even limited in his first practice back.

Keenum, who started the season as Bradford's backup, took over as the starter after Bradford suffered a knee injury in Week 1. He saw Bradford on September 22 and determined then that no additional surgery was needed. Without him, the Vikings have three quarterbacks: Bridgewater, Case Keenum and rookie Kyle Sloter.

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Bridgewater was placed on the PUP list to start the season, and he returned to practice October 18, the first day he was eligible.

Bridgewater has hasn't played since suffering a torn left ACL in August 2016. Bridgewater is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Vikings play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday. He has battled knee injuries throughout his career and has played only two games this season for the Vikings, who sent first- and fourth-round draft picks to the Eagles to acquire him previous year.

The Vikings have a decision to make at quarterback. Bridgewater has the highest completion percentage (64.9) of any quarterback in his first two seasons in National Football League history.

  • Tabitha Byrd