Sam Bradford headed back to the NFC West

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But Cousins is going to, in all likelihood, sign with the Vikings on a three-year deal worth a reported $84 million.

The 2008 Heisman Trophy victor who grew up in Oklahoma City threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 1 win over New Orleans, but suffered a hit that sidelined him for weeks, and a comeback was eventually cut short by knee surgery.

Sam Bradford will sign with the Arizona Cardinals when free agency officially opens, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

The Minnesota Vikings acquired Bradford in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a knee injury ahead of the 2016 season. He initially was injured in Week 1, missed Weeks 2-4 and saw his comeback in Week 5 end before halftime when he re-aggravated the injury.

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He's played in all 16 games just twice in his career - in 2010, when he was an NFL All-Rookie Team selection, and again in 2012. Although the Cardinals are committing a huge amount of money, Bradford's injury history and a short-term deal should signal that the team may look to add another quarterback through free agency or the upcoming draft.

"I think it's been really encouraging for me, mentally, to know that I can go back out there and do it", Bradford said after returning to practice in January. He did show much promise in the season opener putting up a almost flawless performance by completing 27-of-32 passes for three touchdowns while holding a 143.0 passer rating.

He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in early November, and was in uniform as the Vikings' backup quarterback in the postseason. He also has had 57 interceptions and 33 fumbles.

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