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Sam Bradford was gone, apparently, but now he’s back

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Is he going to be brought back to the active roster?

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We really haven’t seen much of Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Sam Bradford this season. There was his brilliant performance in the regular season opener against New Orleans, and his ill-fated attempt to come back from a knee injury against the Chicago Bears. The team placed him on injured reserve in early November (the move corresponded with Teddy Bridgewater being activated from the PUP list), and at that point, Bradford just sort of disappeared.

Until today, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.

Bradford had arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee the day before he was placed on IR, and has apparently been pretty scarce around the Vikings’ facilities during his rehabilitation process. I’m not totally sure where he’s been or what he’s been doing as far as rehab goes or anything like that.

With the timing of the Vikings placing Bradford on IR, he is eligible to return for the start of the postseason. The Vikings will then have a decision to make as far as placing him back on the active roster and on the quarterback depth chart with Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater. At that point, I’m not 100% sure what the team would do with Kyle Sloter, who they still apparently like as a developmental prospect and, as of today, is the only Vikings’ quarterback that’s under contract beyond this season.

Now that we’re approaching the end of the regular season and the start of the postseason for the Vikings, it’s going to be interesting to see how Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer handle the quarterback situation. Personally, I’m glad that I don’t have to make those decisions.