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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

No change to the Vikings injury report. Sam Bradford (knee) and Anthony Barr (hamstring) were limited again. Pat Elflein (ankle), Mackensie Alexander (wrist) and Xavier Rhodes (hip) all full participants for second day in a row.

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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what we saw from Sam Bradford during the open portion of today's practice. Appears to be moving around a bit more than we saw yesterday. All accounted for at practice.

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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Case Keenum's journey as a journeyman in the NFL has helped him be ready for anything that comes his way. He'll rely on that same mindset if he has to start again in place of Sam Bradford on Sunday.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings injury report has Sam Bradford (knee) and Anthony Barr (hamstring) as limited. Xavier Rhodes (hip) was back as a full participant after being limited last week. Pat Elflein (ankle) and Mackensie Alexander (wrist) are new to the injury report this week but were full participants on Wednesday.

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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Bradford going through his reps during the open portion of practice on Wednesday. He said he felt better today when we spoke with him before noon, says his body will tell him, coaching staff whether he's good to go for Sunday vs. Bucs.

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Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Bradford said he was trying to figure out if he could move, protect himself the way he needs to in a game during his pregame workout before Vikings played the Steelers. Was hopeful he was going to be able to do that after resting knee on Saturday. Said knee didn't feel right on Sunday.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradford says he's not sure he's ever dealt with this particular injury to his left knee, even after twice-tearing his ACL in the same knee and going through surgery/rehab process in 2013 and 2014. So it sounds like this is a new type of injury to the affected knee.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Bradford spoke about the left knee injury he sustained against the Saints, saying it was the result of non-contact. He felt it during the game, didn't think it was a major concern and as the game went on it got worse. He woke up last Tuesday morning and his knee "just didn't feel very good."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings have signed safety Jack Tocho to the practice squad. He was drafted by Minnesota in the 7th round and played in four preseason games where he notched six total tackles, three special teams tackles and a fumble recovery before being waived on Sept. 2. Tocho was originally a cornerback in college at N. C. State before he transitioned to safety with Minnesota.

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Power Rankings: Vikings slide a bit

Minnesota jumped five spots with an impressive Week 1 victory, but Sunday's loss and concern over Sam Bradford's health spoiled much of that progress.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said he does not believe the swelling in Sam Bradford's left knee is a result of the two surgeries he had to repair his torn ACL in 2013 and 2014. This is contrary to what he said postgame on Sunday. Zimmer believes the quarterback twisted his knee during his Week 1 performance against the Saints. He said Bradford felt something in his left knee once during the game but that it was not a cause for major concern at that moment.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer says Sam Bradford is feeling better today. Probably a day to day situation with his knee that they're going to monitor. Each day is different, Zimmer says, and he anticipates Bradford will practice when he's able to practice.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings back up QB Kyle Sloter says he can run "70 to 80 percent" of the playbook successfully should he need to come in and relieve Case Keenum in Week 3. Sloter did not find out he was backing up Keenum until yesterday morning when it was determined Sam Bradford was not ready to go following a light workout at Heinz Field.

ESPN Stats & Info

Zeke, Fitz, Diggs top fantasy duds

Ezekiel Elliott, Larry Fitzgerald and Stefon Diggs started in 100 percent of fantasy leagues on ESPN. And yet the trio combined for just 16.4 points on Sunday.

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Ranking the NFL's 1-1 teams: Vikings

Is the Vikings' offensive line substantively improved, or will the team's offseason spending spree go for naught? And can Sam Bradford stay healthy to take advantage if the group really is better?

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.512th
Rushing Yards110.0Tied-14th
Points For19.0Tied-18th
Points Against22.5Tied-20th

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