Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

Cameron Jordan's father, Steve, played 13 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota's defense will be the real key here though as we can expect a limited effort from Michael Thomas with Xavier Rhodes shadowing him but New Orleans has so many game breakers that the Vikings defense will need to be sharp all over the field. But the teams have met two other times, both Vikings victories: In the 1987 season, the Vikings went to the Superdome and rolled 44-10 in the wild-card round, New Orleans' first playoff game. Bradford was back for the Bears game, but hobbled around in the first half before being pulled for Keenum. With the decision, the Vikings also waived tight end Kyle Carter.

The Star Tribune is reporting that Teddy Bridgewater will still be Case Keenum's backup QB. Bridgewater was activated off injured reserve on the same day that Bradford was placed on IR.

"It's kind of hard to get (Bradford) reps when you're getting your starter ready", Zimmer said.

However, a source close to the team has told The Viking Age that Bridgewater will actually be among the Vikings' inactives on Sunday.

Bradford was stellar in the opening win against the Saints, but unable to play the following week. Keeping Sloter around with this move is just another indication of how much the Vikings do not want the rookie getting scooped up by another team.