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Published: Wed, August 24, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Bridgewater Doesn't Throw In Practice, Zimmer Not Concerned

Bridgewater Doesn't Throw In Practice, Zimmer Not Concerned

- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was back at practice Tuesday ahead of the team's preseason home opener Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium against the San Diego Chargers.

After refusing to go into detail last week on why Bridgewater was held out of the Seahawks game, Zimmer on Tuesday explained his thinking.

Bridgewater, to everyone's surprise, didn't play against Seattle and he didn't throw in practice on Saturday or Sunday.

Zimmer said he would care about Peterson's status in the preseason if he were facing the Vikings "because I think it's important".

"I told you guys when I first got here I would try and be as transparent and honest as I can and I will be", Zimmer said, via Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater resumed throwing in practice Tuesday, for the first time since he missed last Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. "But there are certain things I'm not going to tell you". If (Bridgewater) had an issue with his shoulder, then I'm going to make sure that I err on the side of caution. Even though Bridgewater hasn't thrown in practice at all yet this week.

The Vikings also signed veteran free-agent Brad Sorsensen on Saturday but his limited knowledge of the offense meant he didn't know numerous plays the team wanted to run. He also spent time on Tennesse's practice squad in 2014 and briefly joined the San Diego's active roster in December past year.

A Vikings spokesman said during the game that it was a "coach's decision" and that Zimmer would address it after the game. Former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave took over from there, completing six passes on 14 attempts for 67 yards.

"If they knew Adrian Peterson was playing in the backfield, I think they would probably be having a lot of run blitzes and eight-man boxes and stacking the line of scrimmage", Zimmer said.

Albeit a position of far less significance, tight ends are in ample supply for the Vikings.

Sorensen became the first-ever National Football League draft pick from Southern Utah when the Chargers selected him in the seventh round in 2013.

"Rhett's worked extremely hard". And he had an opportunity to get the ball down the field.

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