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Sam Bradford | Quarterback

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
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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

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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

Coach Jeff Fisher said Sam Bradford (knee) is full-go for the start of training camp.

"Sam is in great shape," Fisher said. "He’s ready to go. We don’t have (reservations) — right now as we speak, as camp starts — he’s full-go. If we need to back him down here and there, we’ll back him down." Bradford tore his ACL in Week 7 and participated in spring practices. Fisher added the Rams may hold him out of the preseason opener as a precaution, but he will get some exhibition work. He's entering the summer as a back-end QB2.
Jul 25 - 9:51 AM

Sam Bradford (ACL) will be ready to participate in the Rams' minicamp this week.

Bradford is seven months removed from surgery to repair the left ACL he tore in Week 7 last season. He did not suffer any other ligament damage, so the rehab has been smooth. Bradford's knee won't be a real concern when Week 1 rolls around in three months, but his ability and durability will be. The Rams are giving the 2010 No. 1 overall pick one more chance to turn around a career that's seen him go 18-30-1 as a starter with a 79.3 passer rating. Bradford will earn an unruly $14.015 million this season and is on the books for $12.985 million in 2015.
Jun 4 - 9:42 AM

Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, coach Jeff Fisher insisted the Rams never shopped Sam Bradford in the run up to the draft.

Fisher claimed that the Rams not only made zero calls, but received zero. It strains belief, but Bradford's contract always made a deal a long-shot. Yahoo's Charles Robinson reported Friday that the Rams would have given Johnny Manziel stronger consideration had they received a "significant trade offer" for Bradford. That's more plausible than Fisher's claim that Bradford's St. Louis future was never in doubt.
May 12 - 2:24 PM

Yahoo investigative reporter Charles Robinson suggests the Rams would have given Johnny Manziel more serious consideration in the draft had they received a "significant trade offer" for Sam Bradford.

It's believed the Rams had some pre-draft discussions with the Vikings, but nothing came of it, likely due to Bradford's unwieldy contract. The Rams passed on Manziel (twice), and can now sell their interest as feigned, or a "smokescreen." As Robinson writes, "only (GM Les) Snead and coach Jeff Fisher will ever know their true intentions." Bradford is entering a make-or-break year.
May 9 - 2:44 PM

Sources tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Sam Bradford was informed of the Johnny Manziel smokescreen by the Rams before it happened.

The Rams aren't going to take a quarterback in Round 1, and probably won't in Round 2 either. They were just trying to drum up trade interest in the No. 2 overall pick by leaking Manziel interest, and they informed Bradford of the ploy so he didn't feel disrespected. The Post-Dispatch believes the Rams will take one of the top-two offensive tackles (Auburn's Greg Robinson or Texas A&M's Jake Matthews) if they get "stuck" with the second overall pick.
May 8 - 8:07 AM

Appearing on stage with Sam Bradford at a pre-draft party with season-ticket holders, Rams coach Jeff Fisher stated "He's our guy."

"He" is Bradford, of course. Although conspiracy theorists enjoy deeming all pre-draft team actions "smokescreens," our takeaway from this public declaration of commitment to Bradford seals the deal on the Johnny Manziel rumors. (St. Louis isn't taking him.) NFL Network's Mike Mayock, who remains plugged in even if his tape evaluations aren't quite as intensive as they once were, released a mock draft Wednesday that didn't have Manziel in the top-15 picks. ESPN's Todd McShay also spoke at length Wednesday about how he believes Manziel will drop out of the top ten. We'll (finally) get answers on this stuff tomorrow night.
May 7 - 8:34 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher endorsed Sam Bradford at the Rams' pre-draft presser.

"Sam is our starter," Fisher said. "That is why I took the job." Although an endorsement on the surface, Fisher's words are hardly unequivocal. In reality, all he's really saying is that Bradford is the Rams' starter right now. Fisher has set it up so he can insist Bradford was his man all along if the Rams pass on Johnny Manziel, but has hardly quashed the talk. GM Les Snead passed on a similar opportunity on Tuesday's NFL AM on NFL Network.
May 6 - 5:10 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman denies that he and the Rams have discussed a trade revolving around Sam Bradford.

"I have not had any specific talks with the Rams," Spielman said at his pre-draft presser Tuesday. We wouldn't expect him to say anything else. The Rams had been publicly adamant that Bradford is their starter, but GM Les Snead appeared on NFL AM Tuesday morning and completely danced around a question from Michelle Beisner when she asked him to set the record straight on Bradford. In two more days we'll have a much clearer picture of the Rams' plans.
May 6 - 3:34 PM

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

This is the Rams' second strong denial in three hours, albeit through backchannels. Smoke is billowing that the Rams are considering Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel at No. 2 overall, but it could just an effort to drum up trade interest. The Rams have insisted they are committed to Bradford, but it wouldn't be the most surprising thing in the world had they grown smitten with Johnny Football.
May 5 - 5:13 PM

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.
May 5 - 2:45 PM

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.
May 5 - 1:44 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Shaun Hill
3Austin Davis
4Garrett Gilbert
RB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
3Tre Mason
4Trey Watts
5Chase Reynolds
GLB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
3RB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Cory Harkey
2Kadeem Jones
WR11Kenny Britt
2Tavon Austin
3Stedman Bailey
4Justin Veltung
5T.J. Moe
WR21Brian Quick
2Chris Givens
3Austin Pettis
4Emory Blake
5Austin Franklin
WR31Tavon Austin
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Justice Cunningham
4Alex Bayer
5Brad Smelley
K1Greg Zuerlein