Vikings HC Mike Zimmer told reporters on Thursday that QB Sam Bradford will not play in their Week 4 game against the Lions.
“He’s feeling better, he’s just not ready to play,” Zimmer said of Bradford, per Chad Graff.
This means that the Vikings will go with Case Keenum as their starter for the third straight game.
A report from last weekend said that Bradford is considered week to week following a second opinion on his knee. The good news is that tests confirmed that there was no structural damage to his knee and that Bradford is dealing with a bone bruise.
Bradford, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2010. He spent four years with the Rams before he was traded to the Eagles in 2015. After Teddy Bridgewater sustained a serious knee injury last year, the Eagles traded him to the Vikings for draft compensation.
Bradford is currently in the final year of his two-year, $36 million contract that included $36 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $13 million for the 2017 season.
This season, Bradford has appeared in one game and thrown for 346 yards while completing 84.4 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
We’ll have more regarding Bradford as the news is available.