The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings will both release their inactive list in toughly 90 minutes from now. At that time, we’ll know for sure if Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will be able to play on Sunday.
Bradford, who ended the week listed as questionable with a knee injury, is currently considered a game-time decision, according to multiple Sunday morning reports.
While Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said a few days ago that he expects Bradford to play against the Steelers, it still didn’t prevent the team from signing a quarterback off their practice squad on Saturday.
In short, that promotion of Kyle Sloter to the Vikings 53-man roster on Saturday is evidence that there is some level of concern about Bradford’s availability on Sunday. Should Bradford wind up being on the Vikings list of seven inactive players, Case Keenum would get the start in his place.
In a related note, linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Xavier Rhodes are both expected to play Sunday against the Steelers after ending the week listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.