Zulgad: Not concerned about soreness in Sam Bradford's knee? You should be

Frederick Owens
September 17, 2017

In the Vikings win over the Saints, Bradford looked great as he completed 27 of his 32 total pass attempts in the contest for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

Bradford was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Monday in the opener against New Orleans.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Sam Bradford to start this week, despite reports the quarterback is dealing with a knee injury.

If Bradford were not able to play at any point against the Steelers, Wright said he has full confidence in backup Case Keenum.

The Vikings gave Sloter $20,000 per week to get him on the practice squad after the Broncos released him.

Except that Bradford experienced "swelling, pain and discomfort" during the week, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, who added that the team remained hopeful that Bradford would play but had concerns too.

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Bradford, 29, started all 16 games in his first season with the Rams after being the No. 1 overall pick by St. Louis in 2010.

The fact that knee is bothering Bradford again has to concern the Vikings, as does the fact that the irritation comes after he did not take any hits on Monday that stood out.

His left knee is the same knee in which Bradford suffered a torn ACL in both 2013 and 2014. However, it doesn't seem serious enough to keep him out of Sunday's game.

Ideally, the Vikings wouldn't feel any rush to bring back Bridgewater.

He's proving himself right in that regard, getting promoted to the active roster ahead of the Vikings' second game.

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