Teddy Bridgewater practiced ‘all good’ on Thursday for Minnesota Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater isn’t completely cleared in the concussion protocol but continues to practice with the Minnesota Vikings, who have more injury questions on defense.

Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t completely passed all stages of the NFL’s concussion protocol, but Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer sounded encouraged that his starting quarterback would be in the lineup on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

“He practiced all good today,” Zimmer said.

On Wednesday, Bridgewater was limited in practice. On Thursday, he was a full particpant.

Bridgewater suffered a concussion when St. Louis Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner hit Bridgewater with an elbow to the helmet as the quarterback was sliding after gaining a first down. Bridgewater appeared to be knocked unconscious and was knocked out of the game. Joyner was fined $23,152 for the hit to a defenseless player, according to ESPN.

Zimmer was equally encouraging on linebackers Eric Kendricks (ribs) and Anthony Barr (hand), despite neither of them practicing on Thursday. Barr had his left hand in a cast on Thursday as he watched the start of practice and Kendricks was relegated to running on the side without his helmet (he had his helmet on Wednesday but didn’t practice then either).

“They should be good. We’re just being careful with them,” Zimmer said.

If either or both of them can’t play, the duties would likely fall to rookie Edmond Robinson and Brandon Watts, who was called up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Oct. 27.

The Vikings also signed eight-year veteran linebacker Jason Trusnik on Tuesday, who has been working primarily at middle linebacker in his first few days with the team.

“A lot of the same system he had in Miami. The defensive coordinator there was an assistant of mine so he knows a lot of the stuff,” Zimmer said of Trusnik. “Some of the terminology is different, but he said he feels good about it.”

CB Terence Newman (concussion) was a full participant after being limited on Wednesday. CB @Marcus Sherels (shoulder) remained limited, as were DT Sharrif Floyd (knee/ankle), DT Linval Joseph and DE Justin Trattou (foot). WR Cordarrelle Patterson (shoulder) was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday.

The Vikings will be facing the eighth-ranked offense with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 11-Nov 12-Nov
Anthony Barr 55 LB Hand Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Eric Kendricks 54 LB Ribs Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Marcus Sherels 35 CB Shoulder Limited Part. Limited Part.
Teddy Bridgewater 5 QB Concussion Limited Part. Full Part.
Terrance Newman 23 CB Concussion Limited Part. Full Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee/Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
Linval Joseph 98 DT Foot Limited Part. Limited Part.
Justin Trattou 94 DE Foot Limited Part. Limited Part.
Brian Robison 96 DE Ankle Full Part. Full Part.
Cordarrelle Patterson 84 WR Shoulder -------------- Limited Part.

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Player # Pos. Injury 11-Nov 12-Nov
Neiron Bell 58 LB Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Amari Cooper 89 WR Quadricep Did Not Part. Full Part.
Rodney Hudson 61 C Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Latavius Murray 28 RB Concussion Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Charles Woodson 24 S Shoulder Did Not Part. Full Part.
TJ Carrie 38 CB Hip Full Part. Full Part.
Clive Walford 88 TE Quadricep Full Part. Full Part.

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