Derek Carr looked nothing like the $125-million man the Raiders signed before the season. Instead, the high honor belonged to Redskins running back Chris Thompson in Washington’s 27-10 win Sunday at FedEx Field.
Bradford, seeking a second opinion, met on Friday with orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, who performed ACL repairs in 2013 and 2014 on the same knee, which has troubled Bradford since last week and caused him to miss Friday’s practice, team and league sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. On Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ruled Bradford out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Bradford reported Friday morning to the team’s medical personnel that he was feeling fairly pronounced pain in his knee, a day after there was optimism expressed by Zimmer that the quarterback was feeling better and had a chance of playing against Tampa Bay. Bradford also sat out the Vikings’ Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Vikings will again look to Case Keenum as their starting quarterback on Sunday. Keenum struggled against the Steelers last week, going 20-of-37 for 167 yards.
Earlier this week, Bradford described the injury as a noncontact one suffered during the Vikings’ Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints.
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