Teddy Bridgewater is moving closer toward making his season debut for the Minnesota Vikings.
Bridgewater, who missed all of last season and the first eight games of 2017 because of a devastating knee injury, could potentially play in Week 10 for the Vikings, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
“The expectation now is Teddy Bridgewater is healthy enough to return to the team and on the field after the bye [week],” Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Kickoff. “If that happens, expect him to be activated off the [physically unable to perform] list and then compete for the starting job. This is a player they consider to be their franchise quarterback. I would not be surprised, based on what I know, that he’s under center soon.”
Kaepernick filed the grievance against the NFL earlier this month, claiming that team owners have colluded to prevent him from playing in the NFL since he opted out of his 49ers contract earlier this year.
As for Sam Bradford, there’s no timeline for his return from a knee injury that has sidelined him for a good portion of the season.
“It doesn’t sound like Sam Bradford will be ready soon,” Rapoport said. “They do have the bye week coming up, but Bradford did not practice this past week. Last I checked in, he was still dealing with some knee pain that kept him off the field for most of this season. There is, at this point, no timeline for his return.”
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