EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minnesota Vikings officially activated quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to the 53-man roster Wednesday and placed Sam Bradford on injured reserved.
The Vikings announced Wednesday they had moved Bridgewater off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, making him eligible to play in any of the team's remaining games.
The quarterback missed all of the 2016 season after tearing his ACL and dislocating his knee during a non-contact drill in a preseason practice last year. He was placed on the PUP list at the beginning of this season.
Bridgewater practiced with the team on Oct. 18 for the first time since his injury. He told reporters he felt "confident" in his knee after that first practice and said "definitely believe[s]" he will play this season.
Following Bridgewater’s injury last year, the Vikings traded for Sam Bradford, who opened this season with a 346-yards, three-touchdown opening win game against the New Orleans Saints -- a 29-19 Vikings victory. But, he aggravated an old knee injury in the 29-19 Vikings victory.
Bradford returned to the lineup in Week 5, but re-aggravated his injury during the game. He was officially placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Backup quarterback Case Keenum is has stepped up as the Vikings starter, leading the team to three straight victories since their win over the Bears at Soldier Field in Week 5.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Bridgewater will dress on Sunday, but Keenum will get the start -- his seventh of the season.
The Vikings play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday.