Vikings activate Bradford
The Minnesota Vikings 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 was unable to play the following week. Case Keenum started the next three games. Bradford was back for the Bears game, but he hobbled around in the first half before being pulled for Keenum.
Teddy Bridgewater and Kyle Sloter give the Vikings four QBs on the active roster.
Texans hire GM:
The Houston Texans hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of coach Bill O’Brien through 2022.
Gaine signed a five-year contract and O’Brien was extended for four years.
Gaine brings 19 years of NFL personnel experience to Houston. He spent the 2017 season as the Buffalo Bills’ vice president of player personnel. He also served as the Texans’ director of player personnel from 2015-16 and director of pro personnel in 2014.
Texans owner Bob McNair calls Gaine an “incredibly smart, hardworking individual that understands the importance of good communication.”
Houston finished 4-12 this season after consecutive AFC South titles. O’Brien’s 31 career victories in four years are tied for the most by a coach in franchise history.