Luckily for Tampa, after a solid week one performance, their team has stayed clear of serious injuries which typically pop up during most teams first contest. I thought he had a chance to play Sunday until we worked him out (before the game).
"You've got to be able to play quarterback", said Bradford. The Vikings secondary actually played Brown well last week, though they let Martavis Bryant torch them with 91 yards and a score on just three catches.
Bradford hurt his surgically repaired left knee in the opener against the Saints and had been limited in his previous five practices.
National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the injury report is a decades-old policy to ensure accurate information is provided to other teams and the public.
Chris Spielman, who also will serve as the analyst for Minnesota's October 1 game against Detroit at U.S. Bank Stadium, doesn't believe uncertainty over the starting quarterback affects the preparation of teammates. It was a non-contact injury, and the severity hasn't been confirmed by the team except that Bradford doesn't need surgery.
Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith said Wednesday his team has no choice but to prepare as if Bradford will play.
Cook will meet up Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who had the 19th pick in April's draft.
Winston and company will try to take advantage of the shorthanded Vikings as they attempt to go 2-0 on the season while Minnesota tries to avoid dropping two straight games. He said it a noncontact injury and that he experienced pain and swelling after the game. He made the initial roster this season, but New Orleans cut him before the Week 1 game against the Vikings.
Bradford's health history also includes 15 missed games as a collegian in 2009 due to a shoulder AC joint sprain, and a pedal ankle sprain/pull which caused him to miss 10 games for the Rams in 2011. Finally settled with the Vikings after a whirlwind 2016, Bradford is becoming just the leader this team needs.
Bradford joined the team on the field in a limited basis Wednesday and again on Thursday, when Zimmer sounded upbeat about his progress. He's not elusive and isn't a running threat.
No, you don't. But it's a great start for a team that finished 21st in total defense in 2015, coordinator Keith Butler's first season running that unit, and 12th previous year. He completed 60 percent of his passes and posted a passer rating of 76.5. Heyward missed the second half of last season with a torn pectoral muscle.
And I thought the Packers had an injury crisis!