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Sam Bradford returning to Vikings practice this week

Sam Bradford

The Minnesota Vikings are all in on riding quarterback Case Keenum in the playoffs, but their original signal-caller at the start of this season is set to return to practice. According to Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Sam Bradford has been given the go to join Minnesota’s practices this week.

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, who has been on injured reserve the past two months with a knee injury, will return to practice Tuesday.

Bradford played in just two games this season before being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 8 due to an ailing knee. Once Bradford gets his first taste of practice in months, the Vikings have three weeks to decide if they are going to lift Bradford from the injured reserve or keep him there.

Since Bradford was put on IR, the Vikings have relied on the arm of Keenum under center. Keenum has done an admirable job filling in for Bradford, as evidenced by Minnesota’s 13-3 record. In 15 games played this season, Keenum has registered 3,547 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and seven interceptions to help the Vikings’ offense flourish. The Vikings are 10th in the league in scoring offense with 23.9 points per game.

While the Vikings are yet to decide on Bradford’s status, Teddy Bridgewater remains the team’s top backup for Keenum, with Kyle Sloter operating as the third-string quarterback.

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