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Teddy Bridgewater didn’t play due to sore shoulder

Teddy Bridgewater, Geno Atkins

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is pressured by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)


Pressed for an explanation regarding the failure of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to play Thursday night in Seattle, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it was his decision. Technically, that’s accurate.

He made the decision, according to Ben Goessling of, because Bridgewater has a sore shoulder. The decision came late, not long before kickoff.

Per the report, Bridgewater would have played if it had been a regular-season game.

The Vikings didn’t disclose the sore shoulder because teams have no obligation to report injuries during the preseason. The first official injury report is due prior to the first regular-season game. For the Vikings, that comes on Wednesday, September 7.