Quarterback Sam Bradford moved with a little more bounce in his step during the 15 opening minutes of Thursday’s practice before reporters were booted.
Bradford, who has been officially listed as limited in five practices since injuring his left knee against the Saints on Sept. 11, was limited again Thursday, but he at least showed more movement with his swollen knee.
“We’ve limited him,” head coach Mike Zimmer said, adding he feels better about Bradford’s chances to play Sunday against the Buccaneers than he did the day before.
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All Vikings were present and accounted for again Thursday, including linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has limited him in both practices this week after he played 73 snaps in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Three injured Vikings were able to practice in full again on Thursday: center Pat Elflein (ankle), cornerback Mackensie Alexander (wrist) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (hip).
For the Bucs: DT Gerald McCoy (ankle) returned to practice Thursday and was limited. CB Brent Grimes (shoulder) was also limited. Not practicing Thursday for Tampa Bay were LB Kwon Alexander (hamstring), DT Chris Baker (illness) and DE Jacquies Smith (illness).