The Minnesota Vikings have officially listed quarterback Sam Bradford as questionable for Monday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Bradford has missed the team’s past three games due to a knee injury, but NFL Network’s Stacey Dales reports Bradford took a majority of the first-team reps during practice this week.
I’m told per sources Sam Bradford got the majority of first team reps with the Vikings offense this week. We will see if he plays v. Bears.
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) October 8, 2017
The Vikings eight-year veteran quarterback was limited during practice on Thursday and Friday but was a full participant in Saturday’s practice.
If Bradford is unable to suit up in Week 5, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will once again turn to backup quarterback Case Keenum.
Minnesota has gone 1-2 since Keenum took over in Week 2, and the undrafted quarterback out of Houston has thrown three touchdowns to no interceptions in three starts. All three of Keenum’s touchdown passes came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3, and with star rookie running back Dalvin Cook suffering a season-ending knee injury last week, Minnesota’s offense could use a spark with Bradford’s return.
While it’s unknown if Bradford will start on Monday Night Football, Vikings running back Latavius Murray is ready to fill the void left by Cook’s injury.
“I want to try and make more people miss, try and turn some of those shorter gains into longer gains,” Murray said, via Minnesota’s team website. “Whatever that may be, the reads or making a guy miss, just do whatever I can to extend the runs a little longer or turn them into explosive [plays].
“I think you get a feel for the game with the more carries you get during the game. I think that will definitely help. You kind of get in a rhythm. I’d be lying if I said that didn’t help.”