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Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford stands on the field before an NFL football game against Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium in London. The Vikings have activated Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter this season on the roster before their first playoff game against New Orleans. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have activated quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter this season on the roster before their first playoff game.

The Vikings waived tight end Kyle Carter on Saturday to make room for Bradford, who last played at Chicago on Oct. 9 and returned to practice last week after recovering from a left knee injury. The Vikings host New Orleans on Sunday.

Bradford was stellar in the opening win against the Saints, but unable to play the following week. Case Keenum started the next three games. Bradford was back for the Bears game, but hobbled around in the first half before being pulled for Keenum.

Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Sloter give the Vikings four quarterbacks on the active roster.

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Saints WR Brandon Coleman to miss playoff game vs Vikings

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints receiver Brandon Coleman has been declared out of Sunday's divisional-round playoff game in Minnesota.

Coleman has not practiced this week because of a neck injury.

Coleman played in the wild-card round against Carolina, catching four passes for 44 yards last Sunday.

Coleman had 23 catches during the regular season for 364 yards and three touchdowns.

Two other players who are regulars on special teams — linebacker Michael Mauti and reserve quarterback Taysom Hill — are listed as questionable after illnesses kept them out of practice Thursday and Friday.

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