Minnesota Vikings activate QB Teddy Bridgewater

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Dr. James Andrews, who has performed several procedures on Bradford, cleaned up Bradford's knee and found no major structural damage.

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.

Wednesday is a milestone day for Bridgewater.

Bradford, who has missed six of the past seven games with a left knee injury, had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. When he returns to the roster, it will be initially as a backup to Case Keenum, who is 4-2 as a starter in relief of Bradford.

Bridgewater practiced with the team on October 18 for the first time since his injury. Bridgewater was rushed to a Level 1 trauma hospital out of fear that he could lose the lower part of his leg after dislocating his knee and tearing multiple ligaments, including the ACL.

Vikings game kicks off at noon Sunday on FOX.

In Sloter's case, it would have been hard for the Vikings to sneak him through the waiver wire and sign him to the practice squad before a quarterback-needy team scooped up the rookie's talents. The Vikings quarterback has come a long way since he suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL on August 30, 2016. He did start 15 games for Minnesota last season, after the Vikings sent a first-round draft pick to Philadelphia to acquire him in the days after Bridgewater's injury.

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