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Report: Bridgewater’s camp does not think his contract will toll

By Matthew Coller

As if the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback situation wasn’t confusing enough, the issue of Teddy Bridgewater’s contract potentially tolling to 2018 has not yet been clarified. One report suggests that the 25-year-old quarterback’s side thinks he will become an unrestricted free agnent.

ProFootball Talk’s Mike Florio is reporting a source says that Bridgewater’s camp does not believe his deal will toll.

Florio wrote:

“A chance remains that the final year of his contract will toll for one year, because he was on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the first six games of the regular season.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bridgewater’s camp doesn’t believe it will be an issue.”

The Collective Bargaining Agreement says that a player on the final year of their rookie deal will have their contract carry over to the following year if they are on the Physically Unable to Perform list through Week 6. Bridgewater fits that description, but he could argue that he was ready to play before then. Also, there have been some reports that a player must be inactive for the entire season in order for a contract to toll.

GM Rick Spielman recently said that the matter is in the league’s hands.

Florio added:

“Whatever the league does, the league needs to do it. If a grievance over the issue is going to be pursued, Bridgewater needs to have time to file and prosecute the effort so that it will be resolved before free agency begins. If Bridgewater doesn’t get clarity for a week or two after free agency opens, he may end up with a lesser deal than what he could have gotten.”

The Vikings will need an answer as they decide between bringing back Case Keenum on the franchise tag or chasing Washington free agent Kirk Cousins.

The post Report: Bridgewater’s camp does not think his contract will toll appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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