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"Extremely reliable sources" tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the Rams are not shopping Sam Bradford.

Sam Bradford QB STL 3 Months

Amid trade rumors and speculation they might draft Johnny Manziel, PFT's Mike Florio reports the Rams "insist privately" that they "remain committed" to Sam Bradford.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk the Rams are "doing extensive homework on numerous players, including Manziel," but Bradford "remains the starter." That of course, could change if the Rams drafted a new starter. Florio certainly isn't shooting down rumors of St. Louis moving on from Bradford, adding "we caught wind of rumors of talks between the Rams and Browns." We can only wait and see, and say we'll get answers on Thursday.

Sam Bradford QB STL 3 Months

Appearing on CBS Sports' 920 The Morning After show Monday, Jason La Canfora stated "people in the league" believe the Rams and Vikings have discussed a Sam Bradford trade.

"There are people in the league who believe there have been discussions with the Vikings," said La Canfora, who in mid-April penned a column hypothetically suggesting Bradford could be traded. "Rams people have denied any conversations whatsoever," La Canfora allowed, making it clear St. Louis would only entertain the Bradford-trade idea if they drafted a quarterback. Perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of a Bradford deal is his contract. Arguably the most overpaid player in football today, Bradford is owed a $14.015 million salary. His deal would almost certainly have to be restructured for a trade to be worked out.

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ESPN's Chris Mortensen said on SportsCenter that Sam Bradford "would likely go on the trade market" if the Rams drafted a quarterback in the first round.

The Rams have shown interest in quarterbacks -- they're working out Johnny Manziel on Friday, for instance -- although they aren't commonly sent QBs in mock drafts. We'd consider them a sleeper team to draft a quarterback at No. 13 overall, but ultimately see St. Louis as much more likely to select one on day two. Bradford has a whopping $14.015 million base salary, an obvious obstacle if the Rams tried to trade him. He is also coming off a torn ACL.

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Coach Jeff Fisher said Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) is "realistically way ahead of schedule."

Fisher insists that he isn't just wearing rose-colored glasses like so many other coaches do when discussing injuries. Bradford will be limited in this week's conditioning portion of OTAs before doing some throwing in June. He's expected to be a full go for training camp, roughly nine months after his tear.

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"Several" NFL front office executives told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora they believe Sam Bradford could "still fetch a strong return" if the Rams were to place him on the trade block.

La Canfora makes it crystal clear he isn't reporting the Rams are shopping Bradford, but it's an idea worth pondering. GMs around the league loved Bradford coming out of Oklahoma in 2010. "They love the kid, at least the ones I've talked to about him," one executive said. "He's still a pretty popular figure with them. And everyone knows he's a tremendous kid. If he was available I would expect there to be a lot of coaches in personnel meetings who would think they would be the guy to get him to fulfill his potential." Bradford's career to this point has been a disappointment, but he is still only 26 with a lot of theoretical talent. Owed $14.015 million in 2014, Bradford's contract remains a major stumbling block.

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Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) is expected to resume throwing in late May or early June.

Bradford has remained on track in his rehab. It would be a big boost if he could participate in throwing drills during the Rams' June minicamp. Bradford is tentatively on pace to be full go for training camp.

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Rams GM Les Snead insists Sam Bradford remains the team's quarterback, and that extension talks are "ongoing and active."

The Rams are doubling down on votes of confidence after CBS' Jason La Canfora reported Monday that the team had "absolutely no intention" of extending its quarterback. La Canfora later pulled a 180, presumably after Snead or someone in the Rams' front office reached out. Despite owning the No. 2 pick in May's draft, the Rams are going to great lengths to appear full steam ahead on their attempted franchise quarterback.

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Coach Jeff Fisher reiterated that Sam Bradford is "our quarterback."

"He's our quarterback, and we've said that," Fisher said. "We talk about extensions with all our players under contract. Whether or not we do so with him, I don't know where all this came from, but Sam's our quarterback. He's going to be under center." This all comes on the heels of a CBS Sports report Monday that originally stated the Rams had "absolutely no intention" of extending Bradford before the report was changed to say the Rams are "open to an extension." Now just because Fisher keeps insisting Bradford will be the starter in 2014 doesn't mean we have to take that at face value. Fisher has turned on his words in the past. The Rams would be wise to look long and hard at this year's quarterback draft prospects. Bradford is arguably the most overpaid player in the league.

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Rams have "absolutely no intention" of extending Sam Bradford's contract.

There was a report in September that the Rams were willing to extend Bradford's deal. The former No. 1 overall pick has two years and $27 million left on his rookie deal, which includes no more guaranteed money. He's scheduled to count a whopping $17.6 million against the cap in 2014. The Rams could clear $10.42 million by releasing him. St. Louis is already up against the cap and has many holes to fill. Coach Jeff Fisher has stated numerous times that Bradford will be back for at least another season, and those that cover the Rams consider it an extreme long shot that the team uses the No. 2 overall pick on a quarterback. Coming back from a torn ACL, it's put up or shut up time for Bradford.