Chase Ford Promoted

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday morning that quarterback Matt Cassel and offensive lineman Brandon Fusco have been placed on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Cassel was hurt scrambling during the first half of the Vikings’ 20-9 loss to the Saints on Sunday. He suffered broken bones in his foot. It means rookie Teddy Bridgewater, barring injury, will be the team’s quarterback the rest of the season.

The Vikings also activated tight end Chase Ford and offensive lineman Austin Wentworth from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Ford will take the place of Kyle Rudolph, who will miss extended time with an abdominal injury.

The Vikings filled the two practice squad openings by signing quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and tight end Ryan Otten.

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