EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings on Wednesday officially activated Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserve.
The activation of Bridgewater is a major milestone for the recovery process of the fourth-year quarterback.
Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL on Aug. 30, 2016. The injury forced him to miss all of his third pro season and prevented him from building on his first Pro Bowl campaign in which he led the Vikings to an 11-5 mark, completed 65.3 percent of his passes and threw for 3,231 yards and 14 touchdowns against nine interceptions.
The Vikings acquired Bradford via trade on Sept. 3, 2016, and he suited up in Purple for the first time against Green Bay in Week 2.
Bradford set an NFL record for completion percentage (71.6) in 2016 when he threw for a career-best 3,877 yards.
He opened the 2017 season ablaze, completing 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards with three touchdowns but aggravated an old knee injury in the Week 1 win. Bradford returned to the lineup in Week 5 at Chicago but re-aggravated the injury.
Case Keenum, who signed with the Vikings this offseason, stepped in and has helped the Vikings to a 6-2 mark at the season's midpoint. He was clutch in relief of Bradford against the Bears, completing 17 of 21 passes with a touchdown and a passer rating of 110.3 in a little more than a half of football.
Keenum and the Vikings have won three straight games since the victory at Soldier Field. He is 149-of-233 passing for 1,610 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions for a career-best passer rating of 88.8 this season.
Minnesota is scheduled to visit Washington on Sunday at FedExField.
Bridgewater will be available to the media on Thursday, November 9.