He remains on the physically unable to perform list, and the Vikings have until November 8 to decide whether to restore him to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. In fact, the people we spoke with this week up in Minnesota – despite hedging quite a bit on both quarterbacks – hinted that Bridgewater might be better conditioned to help the team than Bradford. “I think that I’ll have a job”.

“It could be just completing a pass down the field or making a sudden movement in the pocket”, Bridgewater said Thursday.

When Denver waived Sloter following the preseason, there was a bidding war to get him on a practice squad.

Obviously, it’s going to take some time easing him back into a full-time workload, which is something that isn’t going to happen in a few practice sessions.

Sloter is the only Minnesota quarterback under contract now for next season. But Bridgewater could enter the mix at some point.

Missing more than a year of a career that is limited in scope was hard, but Bridgewater says the ordeal was never about him: He wants others to learn from his experience.

If the Vikings are short at receiver Sunday against Baltimore at U.S. Bank Stadium, that could mean more work for Laquon Treadwell or Jarius Wright.

With Sam Bradford out with a knee injury, Keenum is in charge for the moment.

“That being said, we’re just going to go out there and hope those guys continue to compete at a high level when I’m in there and don’t take anything and don’t hold off”.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has announced that the fourth-year pro has finally been given the go signal to participate in practice by his surgeon, Dr. Dan Cooper, but he won’t come off the physically unable to perform (PUP) list just yet. Strong safety Andrew Sendejo (groin), who missed the game against Green Bay, was a limited participant. He said he is focusing first on practice. “If we’re not being smart and I’m not doing everything to get to the race, I won’t be able to run the race.” . He doesn’t deny there was talk from doctors then that he might never play again.