Minnesota Vikings activate Teddy Bridgewater, place Sam Bradford on IR

The Minnesota Vikings made the transaction to activate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the PUP list, but have placed Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve.

It was only a matter of time before the Minnesota Vikings made the announcement to activate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Physically Unable to Perform list and place him on the team’s active roster.

This is a great step toward getting the passer back on the field after suffering a devastating torn ACL and dislocated knee on August 30. 2016 that held him out for the entire 2016 season and the first 9 weeks of 2017.

The Vikings made their official announcement today on their official website regarding the Bridgewater activation by stating the following:

“The Vikings on Wednesday officially activated Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve.”

The decision to place Sam Bradford on Injured Reserve had to be a difficult one. It was only Week 5 of the 2017 season when Bradford felt well enough to attempt to start for Minnesota again, only to realize that he needed more time to recover after re-aggravating the injury.

Bradford’s season appears to be over with the Vikings, although according to the NFL rules, he would be eligible to return to the team after 8 weeks, meaning it would be during the playoffs when he could come off IR.

Minnesota will move forward with Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, and Kyle Sloter on the team’s 53 man roster this season. And while it’s great to get excited about the return of Bridgewater, he will likely serve as the team’s backup quarterback for the time being.

Congratulations to Teddy Bridgewater on returning to the active roster of the Minnesota Vikings. Fans are excited to have him back. Meanwhile, The Viking Age would like to wish a full and speedy recovery to Sam Bradford and wish him nothing but the best going forward.