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Sam Bradford | Quarterback

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
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According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sam Bradford's surgically repaired left knee doesn't appear "remotely close" to full health.
It's our fourth Bradford post of the day. This is just reporter Jeff McLane's take, but he believes "the specter of (Mark) Sanchez under center (in Week 1) becomes more and more of a reality" every day that Bradford's rehab drags on. Neither Bradford nor coach Chip Kelly has attached a date to Bradford's return, though both are trying to project confidence that he'll be ready for training camp. McLane reports Bradford was "clearly favoring" his left leg in Thursday's practice. Bradford has the potential to be a fantasy bargain this season, but he needs to get his health in order over the next two months. May 28 - 10:15 PM

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Asked Thursday whether he'd be ready for Week 1, Sam Bradford (ACL) passed on making a guarantee.

"I think as long as we continue to progress and we don't have any setbacks, I feel very comfortable with where my knee is at right now," Bradford said. We can understand why Bradford wouldn't guarantee he'll be ready to go, but it's still mildly notable. His words came the same day the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that he's still walking with a "pronounced limp." Bradford "scaled back" his OTAs participation a few weeks ago, but participated in individual drills Thursday. Coach Chip Kelly believes he could be ready for 7-on-7s next week.
May 28 - 9:41 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Sam Bradford (ACL) was walking with a "pronounced limp" on Thursday.

Bradford and the Eagles have continued to insist that he's progressing on schedule, but this is a player whose health can never be taken for granted. Bradford will supposedly resume 7-on-7 work next week. Coach Chip Kelly has declined to put a timetable on Bradford's return to full health, but it's clear the team's expectation is that he'll be ready for training camp.
May 28 - 6:13 PM

Sam Bradford (ACL) is expected to resume 7-on-7 work next week.

Bradford's rehab has been a hot topic, but there's no reason to believe he'd had any complications. He'll be a full 12 months removed from his latest tear when training camp opens and should be a full go then. At the controls of Chip Kelly's extremely passer-friendly scheme and armed with a soft early-season schedule, Bradford is an excellent late-round QB target.
May 28 - 12:09 PM

The Eagles are holding Sam Bradford (ACL surgeries) out of team drills at OTAs.

He's being "limited" early in the offseason, as expected, while Mark Sanchez is running the first-team group. Coach Chip Kelly is expected to provide an update on Bradford's recovery on Thursday. During last month's draft, Kelly stated Bradford's rehab was "on schedule." Bradford threw during individual drills in early May, but was curiously absent from practices the following week.
May 27 - 8:27 PM

Former Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo remains confident in Sam Bradford.

It's notable because Bradford's poor play and injuries in St. Louis essentially cost Spags his job. "Trust me when I tell you he’s got all the skills," said the current Giants defensive coordinator. "I know he's going to do great things [in Philadelphia]." Michael Vick, Nick Foles and even Mark Sanchez were all statistically productive in Chip Kelly's scheme. If Bradford can find his peak form and sustain health, he's a great bet for top-12 fantasy QB status this season.
May 14 - 9:33 AM

Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed Sam Bradford will be with the team when the season begins.

NFL Network's Rich Eisen asked Kelly if it was safe to start selling Bradford jerseys. Kelly bristled somewhat at the question, saying, "It was safe the day after we traded for him." Bradford will need to stay healthy, but he has back-end QB1 upside in Kelly's offense.
May 2 - 1:58 PM

The Washington Post reports the Browns are "hopeful" they'll come away with either Sam Bradford or Marcus Mariota on Thursday.

The Browns seem considerably more likely to get Bradford than Mariota, but it's all dependent on how the Eagles' talks about the No. 2 pick go with the Titans. Owner Jimmy Haslam is desperate for a franchise quarterback, and could push GM Ray Farmer to make a move he otherwise wouldn't make.
Apr 30 - 6:59 PM

Appearing on Sirius NFL Radio, FOX Sports Ohio's Zach Jackson said he would "not rule out" the Browns trading for Sam Bradford.

Jackson says there's "nothing new" on Bradford-to-Cleveland, only what's already been reported. The Browns' interest in Bradford is currently one of the NFL's worst-kept secrets. Whether they execute a trade for him still remains to be seen. ESPN's Adam Schefter says the Browns won't be trading for Marcus Mariota.
Apr 30 - 2:31 PM

According to SI.com's Peter King, the Browns believe they have a "good chance" to acquire Sam Bradford from the Eagles.

The Browns have wanted Bradford all offseason, initially offering the Rams the No. 19 overall pick for him. St. Louis balked because it wanted a quarterback, and got one when Philadelphia sent them Nick Foles in the Bradford trade. Appearing on Mike & Mike Thursday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported "people around the league" still believe the Eagles are floating Bradford as a "trade chip," most likely in talks with quarterback-needy Cleveland.
Source: SI.com
Apr 30 - 11:07 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer hears the Browns would still like to acquire Sam Bradford, but notes it's "not likely to happen."

Bradford, entering a contract year, only wants to sign an extension with the Eagles. That makes a trade very difficult as the Browns aren't going to give up one of their first-round picks for a one-year rental. Furthermore, the Plain Dealer notes that Bradford's agent Tom Condon has had rocky dealings with the Browns -- he represented Tim Couch, Brady Quinn and Jordan Cameron. If Chip Kelly is going to get up for Marcus Mariota, he may have to explore other avenues.
Apr 28 - 11:47 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Eagles acquired Sam Bradford "to be their [quarterback]," not as "trade pawn."

Per Mortensen, Bradford, who has one year left on his deal, will not sign a contract extension with a team other than the Eagles to help facilitate a trade. He wants to play for coach Chip Kelly and OC Pat Shurmur, who coached him as a rookie. The rumors will swirl through Thursday night, but odds are the Eagles won't have enough ammo to get up to the No. 2 pick to select Marcus Mariota.
Apr 27 - 9:41 PM

NJ.com's Mark Eckel passes along a "rumor making its rounds in NFL personnel meetings" of the Eagles trading Sam Bradford to the Browns for the No. 19 overall pick in the draft.

The Browns already offered No. 19 to the Rams for Bradford, prior to his trade to Philadelphia. St. Louis didn't accept because it wanted a quarterback, and wound up acquiring Nick Foles. The Browns are "still said to have interest" in Bradford. Per Eckel, the rumor has the Eagles then sending Nos. 19 and 20 -- plus Mychal Kendricks and Fletcher Cox -- to the Titans in exchange for No. 2 overall, where Philly would select Marcus Mariota. Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reported Friday that Bradford currently believes the Eagles may be planning to trade him.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 24 - 2:25 PM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk the Eagles have engaged in "no meaningful talks" regarding Sam Bradford's contract.

Bradford, of course, is entering a contract year. At very least, it suggests the Eagles want to keep their options open at quarterback. ESPN's Adam Schefter and CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora have both recently stated they believe the Eagles remain in the hunt for Marcus Mariota. A source told PFT that Bradford would be unwilling to do an extension with a team other than Philadelphia, were he used as a trade chip. He is willing to sign long term with the Eagles.
Apr 22 - 10:36 PM

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sam Bradford contemplated quitting football after his 2014 ACL tear.

Fellow former Oklahoma QB Josh Huepel reportedly had to talk Bradford out of it. This isn't exactly breaking news, as Bradford previously admitted to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he "didn't want to come back" following his latest injury. Still, the mere fact that Bradford contemplated retirement so recently sends up a red flag, particularly to teams interested in Bradford if the Eagles try to flip him in a draft-day trade up for Marcus Mariota. Since his college days, 27-year-old Bradford has undergone right shoulder surgery and two left ACL reconstructions.
Mar 30 - 1:15 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
4Tim Tebow
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Matthew Tucker
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Seyi Ajirotutu
5G.J. Kinne
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Jeff Maehl
4Devante Davis
5Rasheed Bailey
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
4Eric Tomlinson
5Andrew Gleichert
K1Cody Parkey