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09/01/15 - QB Teddy Bridgewater's 82.9 completion percentage isn't the only one that's ahead of the preseason team record of 71.7 set by Rich Gannon in 1992. Backup Shaun Hill (73.5) and undrafted rookie Taylor Heinkicke (73.2) also are on pace to break the record. Heinicke was 11 of 11 against the Cowboys on Saturday.
08/24/15 - QB Teddy Bridgewater is completing 78.6 percent of his passes this preseason. The team's preseason completion percentage record is 71.7 by Rich Gannon in 1992. Current backup Shaun Hill also is ahead of Gannon with a 73.1 percentage.
08/17/15 - QB Teddy Bridgewater and Shaun Hill operated Norv Turner's up-tempo offense with great speed and efficiency.
Together, they completed 15 of 17 passes – each with only one incompletion – for 190 yards and no interceptions. Hill also threw two touchdown passes in his first preseason action of the year.
But all of that took a secondary spot behind the news that the Vikings will be without their big veteran right tackle for the rest of the year.
08/03/15 - QB Teddy Bridgewater joked on reporting day that the sweatshirt he was wearing "hides all my (new) muscles." But the second-year pro does look sturdier, although that's not saying much.
"He was a little bit thin, I guess is the best way to say it," said head coach Mike Zimmer, referring to his then-208-pound QB.
The Vikings told Bridgewater to hit the gym hard to pack on some muscle but not exceed 215 pounds. Bridgewater does what he's told and he came back somewhere in between, he said.
"I was able to put on some weight. Most of it was muscle," he said. "I've been trying to make sure that I'm building myself up to withstand the hits I'm going to take all year and withstand the long season that's ahead."
Bridgewater said the extra muscle also has helped his throwing.
"It allows me to have more zip on the ball, but also that comes with technique," he said. "Sometimes I drop my elbow too low and the ball may sail on me. So some of it is muscle and strength. The other half is technique."
12/28/14 - QB Teddy Bridgewater finished 17-for-25 for 209 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. The lone pick came on a pass that was dropped by WR Cordarrelle Patterson and caught in midair by Bears CB Kyle Fuller. Bridgewater finishes his rookie season with a 6-6 record, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions to go along with 2,919 passing yards.