Report: Bridgewater could return in Week 10

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Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could return for the Week 10 game against the Washington Redskins, which follows Minnesota's bye week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rapoport added this is the earliest date for the young pivot's return and that the Vikings will proceed cautiously despite Bridgewater looking good in his first week of practice since suffering a devastating knee injury 14 months ago.

If Bridgewater is able to return in Week 10, the Vikings could be facing a dilemma regarding the starting quarterback position if Sam Bradford is also sufficiently healed from a lingering knee injury.