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Vikings promote practice squad QB amid concern over Bradford's knee

Vikings promote practice squad QB amid concern over Bradford's knee

The Vikings are not going to have it that easy this week. If Bradford is unable to play, he'll backup Case Keenum and will have a very realistic chance to appear in an National Football League regular-season game. Whoever is under center, it'll be vital to give them a clean pocket against Pittsburgh.

"It's definitely preached in our protection meetings", Easton said.

Easton said there's no better feeling than when an offensive lineman can throw his weight around. He played 43 of 60 offensive snaps and finished with 47 yards from scrimmage on just 13 touches.

"He has a way of finding a way to finish a play", Berger added. Forbath missed three extra points last season and another against the Saints. And he also had a great view of Easton's pancake block on Davison. But it should be fun to watch when they do lock horns.

PREDICTION: The Vikings' stout defense should be able to force Pittsburgh to be one-dimensional, and Bradford figures to hit some downfield plays vs. the Steelers' revamped secondary. They had seven sacks last week against Cleveland, including two by rookie TJ Watt.

"I think they're a tremendous defense".

17th regular-season meeting. One of the keys was their ability to block the edges and allow the numerous sweeps they ran to get to the corner and turn into chunk yardage. The Steelers were good enough to handle an improved Clevland Browns team.

The Steelers managed just two offensive touchdowns against Cleveland, though Heinz Field has a way of curing whatever seems to be bothering quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and company.

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Bradford and Barr both were hurt in last Monday's 29-19 win over New Orleans.

Can Thielen have another monster fantasy week against a much tougher defense? For a team in a strong division, that's a substantial issue for them.

Conversely, the Steelers have to slam Minnesota's rushing attack and force Sam Bradford, who's on a gimpy knee, to push the ball downfield.

"I'm concerned about all of our players", Zimmer told reporters. "We've seen it during OTAs". "I anticipate that he will, yes".

Bradford has had numerous injuries before so it wouldn't also be much of a surprise if the Vikings decide to put him on the shelf for at least Week 2. He declined to answer when asked if Bradford has undergone an MRI.

"I'm not going to talk about who has had MRIs or who hasn't had MRIs, lots of guys have MRIs".

To me, it is too risky, so if you have an unproductive wide receiver or running back on the bench, I would consider dropping one or the other and picking up another quality defensive/special teams unit.


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