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Vikings activate Sam Bradford off injured reserve

Vikings activate Sam Bradford off injured reserve

If the Minnesota Vikings top the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, they'll be one step closer to becoming the first team in National Football League history to host their own Super Bowl.

Bradford has played in one full game this season when he torched the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 for 346 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Less than 48 hours before their first NFC divisional round game since 2009, Minnesota revealed that they had removed Bradford from injured reserve and placed him back on the team's active roster. He returned to practice earlier this month and completed his fifth practice Friday. Since then, he's participated in five practices. "He's working in, but he's got a way to go still".

Bradford's activation does not guarantee he will be among the 46 active players Sunday, and it's unclear whether Bridgewater will continue to back up Keenum as he has been doing since Week 10 or whether the Vikings will turn to Bradford now that he is back on the active roster.

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Zimmer and the 2017 Vikings, of course, will never admit they are playing against history when they hit the field to take on the Saints Sunday.

That gives Minnesota four quarterbacks on its 53-man roster - Keenum, Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and rookie Kyle Sloter, who has yet to appear in a game.

If this is true, it's possible that Bradford could suit up as the team's third-string option against New Orleans, but Minnesota has not had three quarterbacks active for a single game since Leslie Frazier was the team's coach in 2013.

On Saturday, the Vikings announced they activated Sam Bradford from injured reserve and waived tight end Kyle Carter.


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