Coach Mike Zimmer dominated Bradford out for the workforce’s house recreation towards the Detroit Lions (2-1) on Sunday after Bradford missed one other apply Thursday.
“He is feeling higher, he is simply not able to play,” Zimmer stated.
Bradford has been out since injuring the knee on a non-contact play within the season opener Sept. eleven.
“Each day” was how Zimmer described Bradford’s standing Thursday. “I do not know what each day is. Each day.”
In Bradford’s absence, Case Keenum will make his third straight begin for the Vikings. He handed for 369 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions within the Vikings’ 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Zimmer re-iterated Thursday that Bradford won’t want surgical procedure.
The longer Bradford stays injured, the larger probability of an eventual quarterback competitors with he and Teddy Bridgewater, who has been out for thirteen months as a result of a extreme knee damage.
Bridgewater is eligible to be activated from the bodily unable to carry out record after the Vikings’ Week 6 recreation towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Oct. 15, and Bridgewater reportedly will probably be wholesome sufficient to play then.
Reiff’s previous staff
Sunday’s recreation towards the Lions will mark the primary time new Vikings left deal with Riley Reiff goes up towards the group he spent the primary 5 seasons of his NFL profession with, enjoying in seventy seven video games with Detroit.
However rematches towards former groups are regular enterprise within the NFL, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur stated, downplaying the matchup.
“That occurs each week,” Shurmur stated. “Belief me, I am certainly one of them. We have all moved round sufficient the place we have got perception on each place we have been. However issues change, individuals change. I feel what’s necessary is we as coaches and gamers have gotten to assault and actually recreation plan for what we see on movie. Clearly, you will get some perception on personalities and what not. I personally do not assume an excessive amount of into that. If there is a code phrase (you keep in mind), perhaps (it could actually assist). They are going to change it as a result of they know he is right here. I do not look into that an excessive amount of.”
Hunter’s robust activity
After recording 12.5 sacks in a shocking sophomore season final yr, Danielle Hunter stays with no sack after three video games with the Vikings this season.
However after final season and with a brand new beginning position at defensive finish, he is been drawing extra double groups, defensive coordinator George Edwards stated.
“I feel together with his success that he had final yr, much more individuals are conscious of who he’s and do sure issues safety-sensible, whether or not it is…