Sam Bradford's long-awaited return to the practice field has become a reality.
The Minnesota Vikings quarterback returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in November. Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters last week he anticipated Bradford practicing again after the regular season ended.
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring Tuesday:
- Pitssburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Antonio Brown (calf) is progressing well through is rehab. Tomlin added that if the Steelers, who have a first-round bye, had a game this weekend, then Brown would be characterized as questionable. This bodes well for Brown's prospects in the Divisional Round.
- Los Angeles Rams linebackerMark Barron (Achilles) was limited in practice Tuesday, while wideout Pharoh Cooper (shoulder) and safety Blake Countess (concussion) did not practice.
- Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said quarterback Deshaun Watson continues to make progress in his return from the surgically repaired torn ACL which derailed his rookie season. O'Brien said Watson is ahead of schedule in his ongoing rehabilitation and there's a chance he will be available to participate in organized team activities in some format.
- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said cornerback Richard Sherman, who is continuing to recover from a torn Achilles tendon, will undergo a surgical procedure to clean up bone spurs on his opposite leg.