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Vikings make QB moves, send Bradford to IR, activate Bridgewater

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 12: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings drops back to pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Vikings defeated the Bengals 17-16. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

  • On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings confirmed quarterback Sam Bradford will be heading to injured reserve. The team will activate Teddy Bridgewater to take his place. Bridgewater hasn’t played since sustaining a severe knee injury in training camp of 2016.
  • Week 1, Bradford started the season on fire putting up what currently stands as the fourth-highest quarterback game grade on the season with a 90.1 grade. Unfortunately for him and the Vikings, it was the last full game he would play this season after sustaining a knee injury. Bradford attempted to come back Week 5 but didn’t look like himself. He produced a 33.0 game grade on 26 snaps before being removed after suffering a setback.
  • For now, the Vikings will move forward with Case Keenum as the starter and Bridgewater as his backup. So far this season, Keenum has been a middle of the pack quarterback and currently ranks 16th in the weekly PFF quarterback rankings. In 2015, Bridgewater’s last season healthy, he produced the 15th-highest quarterback grade at 82.1 overall.

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