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Sam Bradford | Quarterback

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
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NFL Network's Albert Breer reports Rams brass wants Sam Bradford back with the team in 2015.
We've been getting the same sense lately, especially with the Rams winning games and pushing themselves further down the draft board and out of range to select an elite quarterback prospect like Marcus Mariota. Bradford has one year left on his deal and is set to count $16.6 million against the 2015 cap. But the Rams will want to re-work that, and Bradford will likely be open to a restructure after blowing out his ACL in back-to-back seasons. Both coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have come out recently and thrown support behind Bradford. Dec 11 - 11:24 AM

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Sam Bradford underwent successful knee surgery on Tuesday.

Dr. James Andrews once again performed the ACL reconstruction for Bradford. We're noting this mainly for bookkeeping purposes. Bradford will be ready in plenty of time for training camp next summer, though it's uncertain which team he will be playing for. The Rams are looking like they'll likely be picking near the top of the 2015 draft. They need to move on from Bradford.
Sep 10 - 4:11 PM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch admits Sam Bradford's (knee) future with the Rams is "uncertain."

You have to feel bad for Bradford. He spoke with the media for the first time since re-tearing his ACL, and was visibly holding back tears while describing how devastated he was when he learned he was done for the season. Bradford admitted it's going to "eat me up for a while." Bradford is due a $13 million base salary in the final year of his rookie contract in 2015 and will have missed 41 of a possible 93 games since being taken No. 1 overall in 2010. Ultimately, we'd be shocked if Bradford was back with the Rams barring a mammoth pay cut.
Sep 5 - 10:07 AM

Rams placed QB Sam Bradford on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

As NFL.com's Albert Breer points out, it means Bradford will have missed 41 of a possible 93 games since his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Oklahoma. In five NFL seasons, he's appeared in more than 10 games just twice. Bradford is due $12.985 million next season, but is highly unlikely to be back in St. Louis at that number. Still only 27 (in November), Bradford has time to turn his career around, but it's looking like a major missed opportunity.
Aug 26 - 4:05 PM

Sam Bradford is done for the season after re-tearing his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against the Browns.

Bradford's to-date career performance suggests this isn't quite the crippling blow to St. Louis' offense it may be perceived as, but it certainly hurts. Bradford will enter 2015 having missed 31 of 80 possible games in his career, and coming off back-to-back left ACL tears with a roughly $13 million base salary. The Rams will turn to longtime NFL backup Shaun Hill, whose 6.7 career YPA and 61.9 completion rate are both superior to Bradford's marks, but who hasn't made a start since 2010. Keep in mind Bradford is still only 26 years old; he turns 27 in November. If the Rams are forced to cut him next offseason -- they currently have the least salary cap space in football -- he'd be a worthwhile flier for a quarterback-needy team. This year, the Rams are going to pound the ball with Zac Stacy and to a lesser extent Benny Cunningham.
Aug 24 - 3:41 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams have "real concern" Sam Bradford re-tore his left ACL in Saturday's preseason game.

Initial tests suggested the ligament was intact, but there is now "real concern that it is not," Schefter reports. Schefter and colleague Chris Mortensen are tight with Jeff Fisher, so we'd take anything they say about the Rams quite seriously. If Bradford is indeed lost for the year, the Rams would turn to Shaun Hill as their starting quarterback and continue to ride the run game.
Aug 24 - 2:15 PM

Sam Bradford told teammate Brian Quick he was "ok" after departing Saturday's preseason game with a left knee injury.

"I was a little nervous about it, but everything is all right," Quick assured. "Sam told me that he is ok." Quick should hardly be considered gospel on the matter of his quarterback's knee, but it's another encouraging sign that Bradford has avoided serious injury. Coach Jeff Fisher speculated it was a mere hyperextension before saying he was "very optimistic" Bradford would make a quick return. A Sunday MRI will provide final word.
Aug 24 - 12:46 AM

Rams coach Jeff Fisher is "very optimistic" for a "quick return" from Sam Bradford (knee).

However, Fisher allowed that he was mostly guessing. Bradford is undergoing an MRI on Sunday. Looking for positives, Bradford walked off the field and to the locker room under his own power. His reaction was concerning, however, while his injury history is well documented. Anything from a Week 1 start to long-term absence is possible.
Aug 23 - 11:31 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Rams "truly don't seem to have a feel" for how serious Sam Bradford's knee injury is, and are waiting with "held breath" for his MRI.

The team should have the results by Sunday afternoon. For what it's worth, coach Jeff Fisher told the Rams' sideline reporter that Bradford was in "good spirits." We should know his 2014 status by this time tomorrow.
Aug 23 - 10:03 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports "initial tests" revealed no damage to Sam Bradford's left ACL, and that the team believes it has "dodged a bullet."

However, Schefter's colleague Chris Mortensen calls the tests "inconclusive," and reports he'll undergo an MRI. The Rams are not out of the woods yet with their oft-injured "franchise" quarterback. The Rams pulled backup Shaun Hill from Saturday's game after only one series, suggesting they are worried about Bradford's status.
Aug 23 - 9:13 PM

Sam Bradford was forced from Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury, and will not return.

That's the same knee Bradford had surgically repaired last fall. Bradford crumpled in pain after taking a nothing "hit" from Browns DE Armonty Bryant. He writhed around for a few moments before heading to the sideline under his own power. He departed for the locker room after a short examination. It did not have the looks of a serious injury, but Bradford's reaction and injury history are worrisome. He was 4-of-9 for 77 yards before departing, showing a promising connection with Brian Quick.
Aug 23 - 8:27 PM

Sam Bradford completed 9-of-12 passes for 101 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' second preseason game against the Packers on Saturday.

It was Bradford's first action since tearing his ACL 300 days ago in Carolina. He looked shaky on the opening drive, opting for simple check-downs and missing a wide-open Kenny Britt down the right sideline for what would have been a 30-plus yard gain. Bradford settled down on the second series, leading the Rams on an eight-play, 76-yard touchdown drive. He drilled a 41-yard strike to Brian Quick before finding Lance Kendricks for an 11-yard score on a perfect throw. Bradford has high-end QB2 upside but captains a run-heavy offense.
Aug 16 - 5:11 PM

Sam Bradford will play at least one quarter in Saturday's preseason game against the Packers.

Bradford sat out the Rams' preseason opener. His action against the Packers will be his first live reps since tearing his ACL last October. Bradford has drawn mostly positive reviews for his work in camp, but few players have more to prove on the regular-season field. Thanks to the old CBA, Bradford is making an astounding $14.015 million this season.
Aug 14 - 7:03 PM

Sam Bradford (knee) is expected to sit out the Rams' preseason opener on Friday.

It's just a precaution for a player coming off a torn ACL, but mildly interesting after CBS' Jason La Canfora reported Bradford still doesn't look 100 percent. Bradford should take the field for the Rams' second exhibition tilt on August 16.
Aug 5 - 9:28 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora believes that Sam Bradford (knee) still doesn't look fully healthy.

"You can tell [he's] still moving gingerly at times," LaCanfora tweeted from Rams practice. Bradford was a full-go for the start of training camp and hasn't missed any time. St. Louis is considering holding him out of the preseason opener as a precaution. Bradford's Week 1 status isn't in doubt.
Aug 1 - 6:28 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Shaun Hill
2Austin Davis
RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
3Zac Stacy
4Trey Watts
5Chase Reynolds
GLB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
3RB1Benny Cunningham
2Tre Mason
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Kenny Britt
2Stedman Bailey
WR21Tavon Austin
2Chris Givens
WR31Stedman Bailey
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Justice Cunningham
K1Greg Zuerlein