Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 days ago
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who suffered his second torn ACL in as many seasons last year, is no longer wearing a knee brace and expects to play in the team's first exhibition game, according to the Philadelphia Enquirer. If Bradford is healthy, he is expected to start over Mark Sanchez this season.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to be ready to participate in 11-on-11 drills once training camp starts next week after recovering from a knee injury, according to NJ.com. Bradford, who was acquired from the St. Louis Rams earlier this offseason, is recovering from his second torn ACL in the last two years. "If I'm not ready for 11 on 11 by training camp, then something has gone horribly wrong," Bradford said. "That's the plan right now. We're going to keep plugging away and be ready when camp starts." The 27-year-old is expected to start this season, but will face competition in training camp from Mark Sanchez. Bradford has not played in a regular season game since Week 7 of the 2013 season, as he suffered his second ACL tear in training camp with St. Louis last August. Barring a setback, he appears on track to start Week 1.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 months ago
Bradford (knee) participated in competitive drills Tuesday for the first time this offseason, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports.
According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bradford participated in the 7-on-7 portion of practice but not in full-team drills. It still marks a significant step in Bradford's recovery from a torn ACL, especially in the wake of recent reports suggesting that he's no lock to be ready for Week 1. Assuming he's healthy by the end of training camp, Bradford is the favorite to start Week 1, although head coach Chip Kelly made it quite clear that Mark Sanchez will also get to compete for the job. The team has invested far more resources in Bradford, but Sanchez has already played under Kelly for a year.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 2 months ago
Bradford (knee) has been limited to start Eagles' OTA's, NFL.com reports.
Bradford's workload has been monitored thus far, but coach Chip Kelly said the quarterback is "on schedule" to throw 7-on-7 drills beginning next week. Of course, Philadelphia won't rush him along in his recovery from a second ACL tear, but the hope is that he won't be limited when the 2015 season opens.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 3 months ago
The Browns are still interested in acquiring Bradford (knee), but a trade is unlikely to happen because the quarterback wants to plays for Philadelphia, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The implication is that Bradford wouldn't be willing to sign an extension with the Browns, which makes the team unlikely to surrender a high draft pick in exchange for the 27-year-old former No. 1 overall draft pick. Bradford only has one season remaining on his rookie contract, and he seemingly likes the idea of finally playing for a team that's had some recent success.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 5 months ago
Bradford (knee) is expected to resume throwing by OTAs, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
Prior to Tuesday's trade to the Eagles, Bradford had been a fixture at the Rams' training facility on a regular basis as he works his knee back to full health following a second ACL tear. He's been cleared to resume running and should steadily increase his activities from here, potentially putting him on track to be ready for the start of 2015. Bradford currently tops the Eagles' quarterback depth chart, but with the NFL Draft still a few weeks away, his standing with the organization could certainly change before the summer ends.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 5 months ago
Bradford (knee) will be traded to the Eagles in exchange for fellow quarterback Nick Foles, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
With Foles headed the other way to St. Louis, Bradford becomes the clear favorite to start for the Eagles in Week 1. It now seems much less likely that the team will trade up to draft Marcus Mariota, though it still shouldn't be ruled out, as Bradford has just one year remaining on his contract. If Bradford does indeed start for the Eagles, he'll be in charge of a fast-paced offense with an excellent offensive line and questionable skill-position weapons. Of course, with much of the offseason still to come, Philadelphia still has time to replace LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin. This could provide a huge boost to Bradford's fantasy value, given that Mark Sanchez provided serviceable numbers as the Eagles' starting quarterback late last season. Sanchez was recently re-signed to a two-year contract, but he's highly unlikely to start over a healthy Bradford. Also worth keeping in mind is that Bradford is coming back from the second torn ACL of his career.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 6 months ago
The Rams are looking to restructure the final year of Bradford's (knee) contract, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
ACL woes in back-to-back campaigns have led to Bradford playing in just 25 of the Rams' past 32 games, with the QB due a base salary of $12.985 million in 2015. The report suggests a potential scenario in which the Rams reduce Bradford's base salary this coming season, while restructuring his deal in such a way that he could recoup much of the money by reaching incentives. In any event, Bradford's future with the Rams continues to hinge on a combo of the signal-caller re-proving his health and the clarification of his contract status.
Sam Bradford QB PHI 7 months ago
Bradford indicated that his rehab from the torn ACL that he sustained on Aug. 23 is going well at this stage, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I've been running for the past couple weeks," Bradford noted Tuesday. "Really seem to have kind of turned the corner in the past three or four weeks as far as what I'm doing in rehab now...There haven't been any setbacks."
Bradford thus figures to be ready to go by the time training camp rolls around in advance the 2015 season. At that time, the report suggests that he'll have to compete for the team's starting assignment. "There's going to be competition at the quarterback position, there's no doubt," according to coach Jeff Fisher. "With somebody that's not in the building right now. We're hopeful for that." Meanwhile, Bradford -- who is due $13 million in base salary in 2015 on the final year of his rookie deal -- is a candidate to have his deal tweaked, with Fisher suggesting on that front that he is "confident we'll sort some things out."
Sam Bradford QB PHI 11 months ago
Bradford (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bradford will miss the entire season after tearing his left ACL Saturday for the second time in 10 months. With Bradford slated for another surgery, Shaun Hill is expected to fill the Rams' starting quarterback position this season.