Minnesota Vikings Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Bridgewater (knee) was cleared by his doctor to progress in his rehab and begin moving side-to-side, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: Bridgewater, who didn't attend practice Wednesday in order to visit his doctor in Dallas, continues to recover ahead of schedule. There's still no timetable regarding a potential full return, but he was seen taking snaps and throwing during Tuesday's OTA session. Given the severe nature of the former first-rounder's injury, lateral movement could be a tough step in the rehab process, but Bridgewater is determined to get back on the field.
News: Murray (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's OTAs, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Murray, who underwent ankle surgery in March, is still in the recovery process as he may be held out until training camp. His absence will give Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon a head start on the competition for a starting role at running back, but having served as Oakland's workhorse for two years, Murray could still be the top candidate upon his return to the practice field given his experience.
News: Bridgewater has reached the point in rehabilitation where he's able to drop back to pass on his surgically repaired left knee.
Impact: Just when the 24-year-old quarterback might return to live action with the Minnesota Vikings remains largely unknown.
News: The Vikings posted a video of Bridgewater (knee) taking snaps during Tuesday's OTA.
Impact: After posting a video of himself going through agility drills earlier this month, Bridgewater continues to make tremendous progress as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last August. The team has yet to announce any sort of timetable for the former first-round selection, whose leg remains heavily braced during drills. However, the fact Bridgewater is back out on the field with his teammates less than a year later is a reassuring sign for all involved.