The Minnesota Vikings announced that they’ve placed QB Teddy Bridgewater on injured reserve Wednesday and signed QB Brad Sorensen to a contract.
- The Vikings placed DT Scott Crichton and S Antone Exum, Jr. on injured reserve after clearing waivers.
- DL B.J. DuBose was also added to their injured reserve list.
This move officially ends Bridgewater’s 2016 season. It comes as no surprise, considering the devastating knee injury he sustained during Tuesday’s practice. He’s facing a long recovery from a dislocated knee and an ACL tear, but we wish him the best with his rehab.
Bridgewater, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $6,849,502 rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,042,682 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Bridgewater appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings and threw for 3,231 yards while completing 65.3 percent of his passes to go along with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Sorensen, 28, is a former seventh-round pick of the Chargers back in 2013. He was waived at the start of the 2014 season and later signed by the Titans to their practice squad.
However, Sorensen lasted less than a week in Tennessee before later returning to the Chargers at the end of the 2014 season. After spending some time with the Chargers, Sorensen signed a contract with the Vikings a few weeks ago.
The Vikings then made Sorensen one of their roster cuts as they trimmed down to 75 players, making this the second time he is signing with the team in the past month.
Sorensen has yet to appear in an NFL game.