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Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater to work out for Minnesota Vikings

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will work out for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, and NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reports that Bridgewater also will meet with Vikings officials Sunday and Monday.

Representatives from the Vikings held a private meeting with Bridgewater two days before his pro day workout. Minnesota, which needs a quarterback, has the No. 8 pick in the first round.

Bridgewater previously had worked out only for the Cleveland Browns, Rapoport reports. Cleveland owns the No. 4 pick.

Bridgewater met with Tampa Bay Buccaneers officials earlier in the week. The Bucs have the seventh pick, though Tampa Bay's need for a quarterback isn't as great as Cleveland's and Minnesota's.

Minnesota has Matt Cassel and 2011 first-round pick Christian Ponder on the roster, but neither is considered the long-term answer at quarterback.

Bridgewater spent much of the 2013 season considered to be the most pro-ready quarterback. But following a less-than-stellar pro day workout, Bridgewater seemingly has fallen on draft boards.

The differences of opinions on Bridgewater are reflected in the mock drafts on NFL Media analyst Charles Davis has Bridgewater going fourth, to Cleveland; Bridgewater is the first quarterback off the board in Davis' mock. Fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah also has Bridgewater going to Cleveland -- but at No. 26, with the Browns' second first-round pick; Bridgewater is the fourth quarterback selected in Jeremiah's mock. And analyst Mike Mayock has Bridgewater as his No. 3 quarterback, behind UCF's Blake Bortles and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel.

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