PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has returned to full participation in practice, a significant step forward in his recovery from a concussion.
Bridgewater was hurt as he slid in front of St. Louis cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, whose shoulder-first hit caused Bridgewater's head to hit hard against the turf early in the fourth quarter of the game last week. Bridgewater is expected to start Sunday at Oakland.
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Linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks were held out of practice Thursday for a second straight day, but coach Mike Zimmer said the team was "just being careful" and that he thinks they'll both play this weekend. Barr has been wearing a wrap on his left hand. Kendricks missed the previous game because of a rib injury.