When he returns to the roster, it will be initially as a backup to Case Keenum, who is 4-2 as a starter in relief of Bradford. He spent a whole bunch of his own money, trying everything, and it just didn't work out. Bradford acquired in the wake of Bridgewater's training-camp injury in 2016.
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who is one game shy of the team record for consecutive games with a sack, did not practice Wednesday.
Kyle Sloter remains the Vikings #3-quarterback. However, now into the second half of the regular season, the Vikings could elect to place him on the injured reserve list, officially ending his season.
However, an injury to Bradford's knee put him on the shelf for about a month. He played only one half of one game since then, on October 9 at Chicago when he hobbled around and took four sacks before Keenum came back in to lead the Vikings to a victory.
ESPN reported that Bradford visited Dr. James Andrews in Florida on Tuesday to have his ailing left knee reevaluated. "We thought it was going to be a one-week deal, then it was two, then it was three, and then it was eight".
Zimmer said the procedure was not major, and Bradford's knee is "not bone on bone". Bridgewater is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the season. Nothing else was working. "He's moved well, thrown the ball well, good accuracy".
All 22 will have more on Bridgewater soon.
"He's done excellent", Zimmer said of Bridgewater's practice performance. Keenum is expected to start Sunday against the NFC West-leading Rams, a game that could go a long way in determining whether he keeps the starting job for the stretch run.