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Vikings QB Bradford testing iffy knee

Published Sep. 21, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford said Wednesday his left knee felt better than it did Sunday, when he was unable to play in the team's 26-9 loss to the Steelers, but it remained unclear whether he would be able to start Sunday against the Bucs.

Bradford said he planned to test the knee, hurt in the season-opening win against the Saints, in practice this week. "I would like to think that (my chances of playing) are good, but I think a lot of it just depends on how my knee responds," he said.

Bears: With mounting calls for a quarterback change from former Buc Mike Glennon to Mitch Trubisky, this year's No. 2 overall draft pick, coach John Fox said there won't be a change for Sunday against the Steelers.

Dolphins: Coach Adam Gase declined to give details about linebacker Lawrence Timmons' indefinite suspension, saying he prefers to keep them in-house. But he didn't rule out Timmons returning to the team. Timmons was suspended after he went AWOL on Saturday, the day before the season opener at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Mexico game: The NFL said it was assessing whether its Nov. 19 game between the Patriots and Raiders at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City can be played after Tuesday's destructive earthquake there.

Union election: DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players union in a special committee vote.