Around the NFL: Vikings’ Bradford may play Sunday


Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer continues to describe Bradford’s status as “day-to-day”.

Bradford and Keenum gave twin news conferences in the locker room, and both threw during individual drills in the open portion of Wednesday’s practice, as the Vikings sought to avoid making any pronouncements about Bradford’s health in advance of the Buccaneers game.

Bradford said he has a clear indication of what the injury diagnosis but wouldn’t divulge the nature or severity.

In his first two National Football League games, Cook has carried 34 times for 191 yards and a sparkling 5.6 average.

“I want to see that goose egg every time we’re out there”, said Heyward.

The Bucs got off to a fast start last weekend in their season opener, defeating the Bears 29-7 at home thanks to a dominant defensive performance and the offense putting on quite a spectacular show. Considering how tight-lipped the organization has been since Bradford missed Sunday’s game, it was essentially an outpouring of information, relatively speaking. “It wasn’t ready to go”. That would mean that Bradford will have to deal with pretty consistent pain in that knee for the rest of his career/life and it would most likely end up being the end of his career.

“We’re going to be a great team all the way around”, Dupree said. Bradford has been dealing with a knee issue that hasn’t improved enough heading into Week 3 in order to get him back on the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bradford was reportedly diagnosed with a bone bruise following an MRI, and told reporters the knee was “feeling better” earlier this week.

What to believe? All I believe is that when the Vikings signed Kyle Sloter and put him on the active roster on Saturday, that telegraphed that Bradford would not play. He has been solid in pass coverage and is quickly shedding blocks to get to ball carriers and bring them down. “He’s a very efficient quarterback”. That’s the most yards rushing by a Vikings player in his first two games, passing the 169 Adrian Peterson had in 2007.

When will we all learn if Bradford can play on Sunday against the Bucs?

The Vikings are a pretty disciplined team under Mike Zimmer. “All I know about is this week”, he said.

“I felt good”, Bell said. This year, they get a much more favorable matchup.

You’ve all seen the run by Cook that almost went for a touchdown, but I’ll show it to you here again.


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