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Bradford in fold; Vikings not declaring starter for opener

Sam Bradford has begun his crash course in Minnesota's offense.

Whether he'll be able to learn enough in his first week for the Vikings to make him the quarterback in the season opener, well, that's undetermined. Coach Mike Zimmer, naturally, wasn't ready to declare a starter for Sunday. He didn't rule out Bradford, either, with the game at Tennessee six days away.

"We'll see how it goes," Zimmer said.

Bradford took part in second practice with the team Monday, two days after the trade with Philadelphia that was triggered by the massive injury to Teddy Bridgewater's left knee.

"Obviously it's a little bit of an adjustment trying to not only learn...