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Sam Bradford | Quarterback

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 224
College: Oklahoma
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Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) is questionable for Thursday's Week 12 game against the Lions.
It looks like coach Chip Kelly will try to keep the Lions guessing as to who will start at quarterback. Bradford was recently cleared of his concussion and participated fully in Wednesday's practice, but it's anyone's guess if he'll start. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport thinks it's a "long shot" Bradford plays. Nov 25 - 12:58 PM

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Sam Bradford confirmed he's been cleared to return from his concussion, but is unsure if he'll start Thursday's game against the Lions.

The issue is Bradford's non-throwing shoulder. Bradford says there's a "chance" he plays Turkey Day, but the tea leaves suggest another Mark Sanchez start under center.
Nov 24 - 1:31 PM

Eagles OC Pat Shurmur confirmed Sam Bradford has been cleared from his concussion, but he said no decision has been made on the starting quarterback for Thanksgiving against the Lions.

Shurmur said the team should know more after Tuesday's walkthrough. Several Philly beat writers have said they would be surprised if Bradford starts, but faced with rolling out Mark Sanchez again on Thursday the Eagles may decide to risk it with Bradford. Bradford is hurt, has not been playing well all season and is facing a rejuvenated Lions defense. He will be nothing more than a back-end QB2 even if he plays.
Nov 24 - 11:17 AM

Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) was officially "limited" in Monday's practice.

In theory, it puts Bradford on track for Philadelphia's Thanksgiving game against the Lions, but it's far from a certainty. Bradford has reportedly passed through the NFL's concussion protocol, but likely needs medical clearance to return from his shoulder separation. With Mark Sanchez face-planting against the Bucs, the Eagles won't exercise any undue caution with Bradford if he's healthy enough to play.
Nov 23 - 2:49 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Sam Bradford (shoulder) was cleared by an independent neurologist and has completed the concussion protocol.

Bradford practiced Monday, but players can practice on a limited basis in the final stages of the protocol. Bradford also has a non-throwing shoulder injury, but it is expected he can play through the shoulder ailment. If this report is true, Bradford should play Thanksgiving against the Lions. He will be a QB2 against a suddenly tough Detroit defense.
Nov 23 - 12:39 PM

Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) returned to practice Monday.

We will not get a full report on his participation level until after practice, but Bradford had his helmet and was stretching with the team. Bradford reportedly has a separated non-throwing shoulder, but he could play through the injury as long as he is cleared from his concussion. Today's practice suggests he is close. Mark Sanchez did not play well in a spot start Week 11, but he would get the nod if Bradford is not cleared for Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 23 - 11:24 AM

Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) is out for Week 11 against the Buccaneers.

As expected. From the looks of it, we probably won't be seeing Bradford next week either. Veteran Mark Sanchez will fill in at quarterback. The last we heard Bradford was in the second stage of the league's five-step concussion protocol. He's also dealing with a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder.
Nov 20 - 12:49 PM

A source familiar with the situation tells there's "no way" Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) will be ready for the Eagles' Thanksgiving game against the Lions.

Bradford still hasn't passed the concussion protocol, and his shoulder still has more than a week of healing ahead of it. With 17 days to heal up for Philly's Week 13 trip to New England, Bradford's absence will likely be limited to two games.
Nov 19 - 3:18 PM

Sam Bradford has entered the second stage of the five-step concussion protocol.

That means he's been cleared for "light aerobic exercise." The next step would be weight training and then non-contact football activities. Even if Bradford makes it through the concussion protocol in relatively short order, the sprained AC joint in his left shoulder will still need time to heal. Mark Sanchez will start during Bradford's absence.
Nov 19 - 1:22 PM

Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) is not practicing again on Thursday.

Coach Chip Kelly said Bradford has yet to be cleared from his concussion, and ESPN's Ed Werder reported Wednesday he has a separated left (non-throwing) shoulder. Bradford is not playing this week, and he could miss multiple games. Mark Sanchez will start in his place.
Nov 19 - 11:54 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Sam Bradford's MRI revealed he suffered a separated left (non-throwing) shoulder Week 10 against the Dolphins.

Bradford is all sorts of banged up after getting buried into the turf Sunday afternoon. He's dealing with a significant shoulder issue, which he reportedly wants to play through, and a concussion that left him in la-la land. Doctors will decide Bradford's fate with the concussion, as he'll have to pass protocol. Mark Sanchez is in line to get the start Week 11 at home against the Bucs.
Nov 18 - 1:56 PM

Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday and remains in the league's protocol.

The concussion seems to be a bigger concern than the sprained AC joint in Bradford's non-throwing shoulder. The good news is Bradford was spotted at practice Tuesday off to the side, which indicates the concussion isn't too severe. Mark Sanchez still appears to be in line to make the Week 11 start.
Nov 18 - 11:14 AM

Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) is not practicing Tuesday.

Despite the missed practice, there is some good news. Bradford was on the field with the team, which means he has passed through at least the first step of the concussion protocol, and his arm was not in a sling. Bradford is still expected to miss this week, but he may only end up missing one game. Mark Sanchez will start if Bradford cannot play.
Nov 17 - 12:24 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports Sam Bradford's concussion could be a bigger concern than his sprained non-throwing shoulder.

A source told Bowen Bradford could play through the injury to his non-throwing shoulder as long as the Eagles manage the pain, but there is no way Bradford is playing without passing through the concussion protocol. 94WIP's Howard Eskin reported Bradford had trouble remembering the first half of Sunday's game when first questioned in the protocol, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Bradford could miss multiple weeks. Mark Sanchez will have some streaming consideration in a decent matchup against the Bucs.
Nov 17 - 8:50 AM's Ian Rapoport reports Sam Bradford (shoulder, concussion) is expected to miss Week 11, and quite possibly Week 12.

Bradford is hurt by the fact that the Eagles play on Thanksgiving in Week 12, giving him just 10 days to recover. His likely absence means Mark Sanchez will be under center against the Bucs on Sunday, and quite possibly Detroit on Turkey Day. Sanchez is a downgrade, but hardly a major one. The Eagles could easily come out of Bradford's absence 2-0. Sanchez had a good rapport with Jordan Matthews in 2014, which is good news for fantasy owners.
Nov 16 - 1:21 PM

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2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Jonathan Krause
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis