Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph praises Teddy Bridgewater for attitude during rehab

Posted May 25, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater has reached the point in rehabilitation where he's able to drop back to pass on his surgically repaired left knee. No comments or context.

With practice open to reporters Wednesday, Bridgewater was absent, attending a regularly scheduled appointment with his doctor, Spielman said. "There was no, 'No.' We've known each other too long". He was able to have the house arrest sentence, which is set to expire June 17, transferred to Minnesota. That covered the Vikings in case Bridgewater's status was at all in doubt heading into the 2017 season. Police in Arizona said Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of.217 and a police video of his arrest backs up law enforcement's version that Floyd was asleep behind the wheel at a stoplight, where the arresting officer said he slept through two cycles of that stoplight. But Vikings' general manager Rick Spielman was clear on Wednesday that nothing is certain, including Bridgewater even playing again.

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Floyd is a proven playmaker with the size, speed and strength to be the red-zone baller Minnesota has conspicuously lacked this decade despite relentless attempts to fill the void through free agency and the draft. "That's why I chose the University of Notre Dame, to get away and kind of see different environments, different people", Floyd said. But he's facing a likely suspension from the National Football League for the drunken driving that would limit his impact.

Will you ever watch it? "I think I know a lot of guys on this team enough that they welcome me with excitement and joy".

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"When (the Vikings) said they wanted to sign me I was happy and I was jumping up and down to come home".

While offset clauses are allowed in rookie contracts, a source said there has been an accusation that the Vikings are "conflating offset language with prohibited terms". "I'm glad to be home".

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It's a lot more than "just" that for Floyd. But at 6-3, 220 pounds, he is Minnesota's best threat to out-muscle defensive backs downfield despite being behind the rookies in grasping offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's scheme. "But he's a fast learner. You can tell that he's a guy that can make plays".