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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater got more work in the Vikings' Wednesday practice than he did on Tuesday, throwing a 40-yard pass downfield and hitting Kyle Rudolph on a pair of crossing routes. Bridgewater, who sat out last Thursday night with a sore shoulder, said he plans to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. On his 40-yard throw on Wednesday, Bridgewater overthrew Rudolph, but a referee working the practice called Captain Munnerlyn for pass interference.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater said he expects he'll play on Sunday. "I feel good. I feel very good," he said. Bridgewater sat out Thursday in Seattle with what sources told ESPN was a sore shoulder.

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Everyone still fears Adrian Peterson

Now 31 years old, the Vikings running back fell only one spot in our rankings this year, narrowly missing out on the top 10. Peterson finished 17 spots clear of the next running back. #NFLRank: 25-1

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Most overrated and underrated players from #NFLRank

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Cautious Vikes ease Bridgewater back into practice

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he'll be extra cautious with any player nagged by injuries: "I'm never going to put a player out on the field that can't protect himself, or is not healthy."

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer would not confirm ESPN's report that Teddy Bridgewater has a sore shoulder, but said if Bridgewater did have a sore shoulder, it wouldn't make sense to have played him in Seattle.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said he's made a decision about whether Adrian Peterson will play in the preseason, but won't reveal it publicly. He said he believes it doesn't help the Vikings from a competitive standpoint for the Chargers to know if Peterson is playing, in a preseason game.

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Bridgewater sticking with short passes in practice (0:11)
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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

In his return to Vikings practice on Tuesday, Teddy Bridgewater stuck mostly to short passes and throws over the middle. Bridgewater, who sat out last Thursday's game in Seattle with a sore shoulder, hadn't thrown passes on Saturday or Sunday. His longest throw in a team drill was about 15 yards, and it was intercepted by Harrison Smith.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater is practicing for the Vikings on Tuesday, after sitting out last Thursday's game against the Seahawks with a sore shoulder. Bridgewater, who didn't throw a pass on Saturday or Sunday, has mostly stuck to checkdowns and throws over the middle.

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Harrison Smith leaps up the top 100

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Anthony Barr cracks the top 100

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Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Mike Zimmer ended the Vikings' practice 40 minutes early on Sunday, truncating a session that ended with a shotgun snap over the head of recently-signed quarterback Brad Sorensen. With only two quarterbacks that could practice, the Vikings might have to shorten their planned script for practice, but Zimmer also let players know he wasn't happy about the tone of the practice, either. "He basically just told us we've got to come back and be better," wide receiver Jarius Wright said.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill, Matt Kalil, Xavier Rhodes, Scott Crichton, Matt Asiata and Anthony Harris were among those who did not practice on Sunday. Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Eric Kendricks (hamstring) were limited to individual work.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater did not throw a pass for a second consecutive practice on Sunday, and Shaun Hill also did not throw, as Joel Stave took the majority of the Vikings' first-team snaps.

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.031st
Rushing Yards138.24th
Points For22.816th
Points Against18.95th

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