It appears that the Minnesota Vikings will be leaving their decision about whether or not to start quarterback Sam Bradford until the last minute.
Vikings believe Sam Bradford, listed as Q for Sunday, will be gametime decision, per source. They plan to work him out pregame, then decide.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2017
Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Vikings are going to put Bradford through the paces in their pre-game workouts at Heinz Field, and will then decide whether or not to put him in the starting lineup.
Bradford was limited in practice this past week with a knee injury. An MRI came back negative, but there was soreness and swelling in Bradford’s left knee. . .a knee that he’s already had two ACL repairs performed on in his career.
The team promoted quarterback Kyle Sloter from the practice squad to the active roster on Saturday afternoon, releasing safety Antone Exum in order to do so. If Bradford is not able to start on Sunday afternoon, then Case Keenum will get the start and Sloter will serve as his backup.
Teams are required to release their lists of inactive players ninety minutes prior to kickoff. It appears we’re not going to know until then whether or not the Vikings will have the services of their starting quarterback against what might be the best opponent they face this season.