Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has “no idea” how much he’s going to play in Sunday’s Hall of Fame game against the Steelers in Canton, Ohio.
“I’m excited to get back in that game mode. A week of game planning, it’s going to be exciting to get out there and compete,” Bridgewater said.
Bridgewater added that it’s going to be nice for some players to be in the Hall of Fame atmosphere for the first time, and that it won’t be the last for some, especially Adrian Peterson.
“It’s just going to be fun to get back out there and get back in rhythm,” Bridgewater said. “And to work on the field in game-like situations. It’s going to be fun to work some situations, third down, red zones, and who knows.”
Defensive coordinator George Edwards said after this morning’s walkthrough that he had no update on injured linebacker Anthony Barr, who is being held out with what appears to be a leg injury.
Edwards said head coach Mike Zimmer would have an update after the Vikings’ afternoon practice. Zimmer returned to the team today after spending some time with his ailing father.
“Our training staff, they’re on top of it,” Edwards said. “So, we’re just going through the process, normal process, to get him back out there as quickly as possible.”
Barr had knee surgery near the end of last season, and missed some team workouts earlier this year with an injury that Zimmer said was not related to the surgery.
Edwards said it’s Zimmer’s decision whether Barr on Sunday.
Center John Sullivan is back at practice after some time off while his wife gave birth to a baby boy.
The Vikings moved indoors today because of rain in Mankato.