After not playing a full game since a season-opening win on Sept. 11, QB Sam Bradford will return to Minnesota Vikings practice this week. The Vikings have a first-round playoff bye, so they are only practicing on Tuesday and Wednesday before giving players an extended weekend off, but it will be Bradford’s first practice opportunity since going on injured reserve on Nov. 8. He played less than a half after making a start on Oct. 9, but his surgically repaired knee caused him to be pulled from that attempted comeback. “I just want to see where he’s at, how he’s moving, things like that,” head coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday. “I hear he’s moving good. I hear he’s throwing the ball good, but that’s all I do is hear. We’ll just go about it and see how it goes.” The Vikings will have a three-week window to decide if they want to take Bradford off injured reserve and place him on the 53-man roster, but how he looks in the next two weeks and the team’s advancement in the playoffs likely will determine their course of action.
Sam Bradford will return to practice this week
Scout | Jan 1