6'3'' / 290 lbs
Back with Vikings
Minnesota is re-signing Bullard on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Bullard played a depth role in his 12 appearances with the Vikings last season, recording 23tackles (17 solo). The 29-year-old looks set to handle a similar reserve gig for Minnesota in the 2023 campaign.
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Restored to active roster
The Vikings activated Bullard (biceps) from injured reserve Saturday.
Bullard has missed the past four games while on IR with a biceps injury. The 29-year-old was then designated to return to practice Thursday, and he's now set to play again at the earliest possible opportunity heading into Sunday's regular-season finale versus Chicago. With James Lynch still sitting out Week 18 due to a shoulder injury, Bullard should be first in line for additional reps behind starting defensive ends Dalvin Tomlinson and Harrison Phillips.
Back at practice Wednesday
Bullard (biceps) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.
Bullard has been on injured reserve since Dec. 10 while nursing a biceps injury, but the defensive end was back at practice Wednesday. The 29-year-old has compiled 23 tackles over 11 games this season, and, when healthy, he could step right back into a significant role on the defensive line with James Lynch (shoulder) banged up and uncertain for the postseason.