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Sam Bradford moved to 53-man roster; Kyle Carter waived

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The Vikings now have four quarterbacks and just two tight ends

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Yesterday, we talked briefly about the rumor that the Minnesota Vikings could move quarterback Sam Bradford to their 53-man roster in time for the postseason. Today, we got our answer.

The Vikings have, indeed, made the move to activate Bradford, waiving tight end Kyle Carter in order to make room for him.

The move means that the Vikings now have four quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. Case Keenum is, obviously, the starter, and the team has Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Sloter on the roster now as well. At this point, nobody knows who will serve as Keenum’s primary backup for tomorrow’s playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, but hopefully more word will trickle out on that soon.

The move also means that the Vikings have just two true tight ends on the roster in Kyle Rudolph and David Morgan. I’m assuming that C.J. Ham could assume more of a blocking role, and the team has been using offensive linemen as extra blockers in “heavy” sets recently. Hopefully going short at tight end won’t affect things too much.

Once again, the Minnesota Vikings have activated quarterback Sam Bradford in time for Sunday’s playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium.