Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
After breaking several bones in his left foot against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings have placed Matt Cassel on injured reserve Wednesday morning. Per ESPN:

The move means that [Teddy] Bridgewater -- who filled in for Cassel on Sunday and will make his first NFL start this week against the Atlanta Falcons -- likely will have the job for the rest of the season.

The Vikings named Cassel their starting quarterback at the beginning of the season and had planned not to have a "quick hook" with him, as coach Mike Zimmer had put it. But their plan to bring Bridgewater along slowly is now gone, and they'll turn things over to the rookie, who can claim the job for good by the time Cassel is healthy again.
In relief of Cassel last week, Bridgewater completed 12 of 20 passes for 150 yards and running six times for 27 yards. The Vikings lost to the Saints 20-9.
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