Vikings make it official, activate Teddy Bridgewater, put Sam Bradford on IR

Minnesota activated Teddy Bridgewater to its 53-man active roster today, the team announced on Friday, and also placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve, which will end his season.

Multiple reports have indicated that Case Keenum will likely start this week against Washington. Bridgewater, who hasn't played since suffering a torn ACL in August 2016, was elevated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on the last day the Vikings could do so.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Tuesday that Bradford had his left knee scoped by Dr. James Andrews with the hope of "easing pain and discomfort" the quarterback has experienced.

Bradford, who has missed six of the past seven games with a left knee injury, had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. He saw Bradford on September 22 and determined then that no additional surgery was needed. He was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start the season, before being cleared to return to practice on October 16. He'll earn $18 million in 2017 from the Vikings with a $14 million base salary and a $4 million roster bonus.

While Sloter has yet to play a down in 2017, sources confirmed the Vikings did not want to risk losing him by releasing him to the waivers market.

The quarterback missed all of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee during a non-contact drill in a preseason practice past year.

The Vikings' quarterback conundrum appears to be resolved for now. His 3,231 passing yards that season earned him an invite to the Pro Bowl. Bridgewater has the highest completion percentage (64.9) of any quarterback in his first two seasons in National Football League history.

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