The Vikings are reportedly considering putting Sam Bradford on injured reserve, which would end his season.
The eighth-year quarterback has not played since aggravating a knee injury in Week 5, and with Teddy Bridgewater set to return to the active roster, Bradford could go on the IR. Bridgewater has been sidelined since tearing his ACL in August 2016, but returned to practice three weeks ago.
ESPN reported Bradford had his left knee “cleaned up” Tuesday to hopefully ease his pain. But with Bridgewater expected to return to the roster Wednesday, joining Case Keenum, who has gone 4-2 as the starter the past six games, Bradford might be the odd man out.
Keenum will reportedly remain the starter for the NFC North-leading Vikings, who will play at Washington on Sunday.
Bradford came over from the Eagles last year in a trade after Bridgewater’s injury. In 17 games in a Vikings uniform Bradford has 4,259 yards, with 23 touchdowns and five interceptions. He turns 30 on Nov. 8, and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. A trip to the IR could hurt his value in the offseason market.