ESPN.com news services Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Mike Zimmer announced Friday. Bradford's left knee did not respond well to practice work this week, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. The quarterback practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday but was not present for the portion of practice open to the media Friday morning. Bradford, seeking a second opinion, met on Friday with orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, who performed the ACL repairs in 2013 and 2014 on the same left knee that has troubled Bradford since last week and caused him to miss Friday's practice, team and league sources told ESPN's Chris
Ben Roethlisberger came away from his pre-draft workout with Mitchell Trubisky — the two share the same agent — impressed, an opinion which the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers detailed on Wednesday. The feeling was mutual for Trubisky. “Yeah, Big Ben’s awesome,” Trubisky said. “It was really special and really a privilege to learn from him. … “I’ve really looked up to him ever since he came out because he’s an Ohio guy as well. He came from Miami, Ohio. And it’s unique he was able to have success early on in his career and that’s what you try to duplicate as a quarterback coming into this league, and just how he carries himself, how competitive he is. I just try to take those things and hopefully
In the wake of Donald Trump’s recent comments regarding Colin Kaepernick and other players who have chosen to peacefully protest during the pregame national anthem, NFL teams and players alike have responded with strong words of their own. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson is among them, taking to Twitter to deliver his thoughts on Trump’s comments (Warning: tweets contain profanity): Don’t be surprised if Jackson is among many players who make their feelings on the situation known prior to tomorrow’s kickoffs.