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Minnesota Vikings get their backup quarterback

The Minnesota Vikings have signed a backup quarterback behind Sam Bradford.

The Minnesota Vikings have signed quarterback Case Keenum, as first reported by FOX 26 in Houston. ESPN reports it is a one-year contract worth $2 million plus incentives.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer indicated on Wednesday that the team was closing in on signing a backup quarterback.

“I think we’ll look to get some things done there,” he said. “I’m probably 100 percent sure on that one.”

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder started his career with the Houston Texans and started eight games as a rookie, completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

He split time in 2014 between the Texans and then-St. Louis Rams. In 2015, he started five games for the Rams, completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 828 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Last year with the Los Angeles Rams, Keenum started nine games, completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,201 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Sam Bradford will be the Vikings’ starter entering the 2017 season, and Teddy Bridgewater is continuing to work on his comeback from a devastating knee injury suffered on Aug. 30 and likely won’t be ready for the start of the season. Taylor Heinicke is expected to be the No. 3 quarterback behind Bradford and Keenum.


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