Early Tuesday, news broke of Kirk Cousins heading to the Vikings and Case Keenum signing with Denver. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the deal will be for one year and $20 million, with $15 guaranteed. He'll manage the offense, complete a high percentage of his passes (71.8 percent of them in his two seasons in Minnesota) and limit turnovers (just five interceptions in his past 17 games). Protecting against the possibility of Keenum being just a one-year wonder, the Broncos made a decision to give him just a two-year deal and don't regard him yet as their long-term starter.
The Heisman Trophy victor was drafted by St. Louis with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
The injury was to the same knee that the 30-year-old had twice torn his ACL. The Viking traded a first-round pick for Bradford prior to the 2016 season after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome knee injury. He didn't start another game the rest of the year.
Vikings free-agent defensive tackle Tom Johnson has suitors.
Peterson, a seven-time All-Pro running back, began last season with New Orleans but was dealt to the Cardinals after barely playing for the Saints. There is a team option for a second year, at $20 million. Bradford had a quick stretch in Minnesota where he looked like a stellar player. A $10 million bonus would make his cap hit in 2018 $15 million. The same could be done for defensive end Brian Robison, on the books for a base salary of $3.2 million. It might not be quite as dire as the one Bradford surprisingly thrived working behind in Minnesota two seasons ago, but it's not that far off. After last season, Robison was noncommittal about his future.