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Height/Weight: 6-4/224 | Birthdate: 11/8/1987 | Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Team: Philadelphia | College: Oklahoma | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 107.33
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Report: Eagles begin contract talks with Sam Bradford


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) The Eagles have begun preliminary contract negotiations with quarterback Sam Bradford, sources told the NFL Network.

While the two sides have met a few times, no significant progress has been made. Bradford is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract and he can become a free agent after the 2015 season if no deal is reached. 


Eagles' Sam Bradford says he'll do team drills in training camp


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford, who is still recovering from a torn ACL sustained last preseason with the Rams, remains hopeful he'll be ready for team drills by the time training camp starts. 

If Bradford is not ready, then that would signal a disaster as far as he's concerned. 

"I think if I'm not ready for 11-on-11 by training camp, then I think something has gone terribly wrong," Bradford said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. "That's the plan."

Bradford has been unable to operate in team drills during OTAs and minicamp. He has done some 7-on-7 work with reports indicating that Bradford has done fine when throwing the football. 

Bradford last took an NFL snap in 2013 when he tore his left ACL, the same one he tore again last preseason. 


Eagles' Sam Bradford has limited participation in practice


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford participated in 7-on-7 drills in Monday's OTA practice, but he didn't take part in any full-team drills. 

Bradford is returning from a season-ending knee injury. 

"It's nice to be out there with the guys, getting a feel for this offense and actually running the plays we're going to run," Bradford said, per Philly.com. "I think the past couple of weeks have gone really well. As far as percentage , I'm not sure, but the knee feels really good


Eagles QB Sam Bradford takes some first-team reps Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Eagles new quarterback Sam Bradford took some first-team reps Tuesday in 7-on-7 drills, per NFL Media. That represents a step forward in his recovery from an ACL injury sustained in 2014.

Bradford split reps with Mark Sanchez, who is also battling for the starting job.

The work in team competition was Bradford's first since arriving from St. Louis in an offseason trade.


Eagles coach Chip Kelly: 'Everybody's in competition' for QB spot


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez will actively compete for the top quarterback spot this season, per ESPN.com.

“Everybody’s in competition,” Kelly said, “and the best players play.”

Sanchez played in nine games for the Eagles last season, passing for 2,418 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Bradford missed all of last season due to an ACL tear.


Kelly: 'We've to plenty of time' to wait for Eagles QB Sam Bradford


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Chip Kelly has stated that Eagles presumed starting quarterback Sam Bradford must get back on the field and prove something before he is proclaimed as such.

It hasn't happened yet. He was limited in workouts this spring and has been absent from OTA drills, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Chief competitor Mark Sanchez has recieved the first-team reps instead.

Bradford is just nine months removed from a torn ACL, his second in two seasons. He was walking with what was described as a pronounced limp Thursday. Kelly stated that Bradford is on schedule with his rehab and could do some 7-on-7 work next week.

"We've got plenty of time," Kelly added.


Giants' Spagnuolo on Eagles' Bradford: He'll do great things


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo drafted Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford when Spagnuolo was the coach of the Rams in 2010 and he said Bradford will be successful in Philadelphia, reports 97.5 FM The Fanatic.

"I know he's going to do great things there in Philadelphia," he said. "He's a better athlete than most people think. Trust me when I tell you he's got all the skills, and I keep going back to the fierce competitor because I believe elite quarterbacks in this league have that."

Spagnuolo cited Bradford's ability to make all the throws and his passion for football for his confidence in Bradford.

"I think he's in a great system there," Spagnuolo said. "What Chip [Kelly] does and what he'll do with him. His arm is top notch. I still remember the workouts in Oklahoma, and he was outstanding."


Eagles QB Mark Sanchez expects to compete for starting job


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Despite the assumption of many that the Eagles traded for quarterback Sam Bradford to make him the automatic starter, fellow signal-caller Mark Sanchez doesn't perceive the situation the same way.

Sanchez believes there will be an open competition in camp, which is why he signed a two-year deal worth $9 million to return to Philadelphia.

"Absolutely," he told NFL.com. "That's the way I understand it. ... Just talking with coach (Chip) Kelly and knowing I'm comng with the opportunity to compete for the starting job. That was important to me."

Sanchez completed 64 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for the Eagles a year ago.


Kelly: Eagles trying to lock up QB Sam Bradford


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) The trade rumors involving Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford on draft day either proved to be false or potential deals simply fell through. Either way, Chip Kelly has announced the the team is discussing a contract extension with agent Tom Condon, according to NJ.com.

Kelly added that there was no truth to the rumors that the Eagles were seeking to unload Bradford to the highest bidder.

"We never discussed players," Kelly said.

Bradford is set to play out the final year of his rookie contract that will pay bim $12.9 million. Injuries have hampered his career. He missed all of last season after playing in just seven games in 2013.


Report: Sam Bradford included in Eagles' trade offer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Eagles have included quarterback Sam Bradford as part of their potential package to move up and presumably select quarterback Marcus Mariota, NFL.com reports.

The package, which would likely include multiple-first round picks and players, would likely be with the Titans for the No. 2 pick, which would then be used to reunite Mariota with Eagles coach Chip Kelly.

Bradford, who was acquired from the Rams earlier this season, has also been rumored to have drawn trade interest from the Browns. The Eagles have also appeared open to dealing talented, young players like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Boykin if it'll help them land the quarterback Kelly covets.


Report: Cowboys not interested in trading for Browns Johnny Manziel


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) If the Browns trade for Sam Bradford or select a quarterback near the top of the draft, it would likely mean that the team is ready to cut ties with Johnny Manziel

However, the Cowboys, who considered drafting Manziel in the first round last year, wouldn't pursue a trade for the troubled quarterback. 

ESPN's Ed Werder reported that the Cowboys aren't interested in trading for Manziel. The team will stick with Brandon Weeden as backup quarterback. 


Report: Browns could acquire Sam Bradford from Eagles before the draft


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) The Browns believe they have a good chance to trade for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford before the start of Thursday's NFL Draft, a source told Peter King of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.

Philadelphia acquired Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick back in March. Bradford missed all of last season due to his second torn ACL in as many years.

St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher confirmed to reporters after the deal that the Browns tried to trade for Bradford before the Rams and Eagles agreed to a trade.

Soon after the trade was completed, Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly dispelled the notion that he will trade up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, reiterating that Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are his quarterbacks for 2015.

"We didn't bring Sam in here to be a [trading] chip," Kelly said back in March.

The Eagles and the Titans are expected to deliberate at some point before the draft on Thursday. If Kelly sends Bradford to Cleveland, then all signs would point toward the Eagles making a run to acquire the No. 2 overall pick of the draft for Mariota.

A team has traded up for a quarterback in Round 1 in 11 of the past 12 drafts, per Chris Sprow of ESPN.


QB Sam Bradford's college coach talked him out of retiring last year


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/29/2015) After suffering his second season-ending injury in nine months last year, quarterback Sam Bradford contemplated retiring but his former quarterbacks coach from Oklahoma talked him out of it, according to Philly.com.

Bradford, who was aquired by the Eagles in a trade in March, missed the entire 2014 season with the Rams after tearing his left ACL during a preseason game.

Josh Heupel, a former college coach, talked with Bradford after the injury and persuaded him to stay in the NFL.

"When a player goes through a big letdown, it's natural to be down," said Heupel. "I just tried to reach out to him and say, 'Hey, I still see this in you as a person and a player. I think the best is yet to come for you. You've got to get yourself healthy and get yourself back on the field and get yourself in the right environment ...'"

Heupel, who coached Bradford during his 2008 Heisman Trophy-winning season, is currently the offensive coordinator at Utah State.


Chip Kelly says Sam Bradford worth the injury risk


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/26/2015) Quarterback Sam Bradford has played seven games over the past two seasons while getting his left ACL repaired twice. Eagles coach Chip Kelly, who traded for Bradford, said he is not overly concerned about the injury risk.

"Look at our starting receiver last year [Jeremy Maclin], who had 85 catches," Kelly said at the NFL owners meetings, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Look at the year he had coming off of two ACLs.

"Look at our center. Jason Kelce had an ACL right before I got there and had a sports hernia in the middle of last season, and still made the Pro Bowl. Our left tackle [Jason Peters], who is arguably a Hall of Famer, has had two Achilles' [injuries] and is playing at an outstanding level.

"I would say it's easier for a quarterback with a knee injury [to come back] than a shoulder injury, as we went through the history of it. We didn't bring Sam in to run the ball 75 times a game. I think it's a lot easier for a quarterback with an ACL than it is for a receiver with an ACL. The history in terms of sports science right now and what doctors are doing is unbelievable."


Rams' Fisher confirms Browns tried to trade for Sam Bradford


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Wednesday the Browns tried to trade for quarterback Sam Bradford in early March, and the compensation involved draft picks and not players, per Cleveland.com.

Fisher added the Browns did not offer the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft, which indicates they offered the No. 19 pick. Other compensation was also discussed before the Rams traded Bradford to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles and an exchange of draft picks.

"There were discussions (with the Browns) late in the process,'' Fisher said. "There were never really any concrete offers per se. The misconception is that it started at the combine. It didn't. I stood up at the combine and said that Sam was our quarterback. This came well after that, several days before we initiated the trade with Nick, but there was a pick involved. There were numerous things that were discussed, different options. The compensation looked different over a period of a couple of days. I'm not going to go onto what it was, but it didn't involve  a player."

Fisher added acquiring the No. 12 pick in the draft probably wouldn't have sealed the deal.

"At that point, you still don't have a veteran quarterback," Fisher said. "Again, Nick for us was the perfect fit for us, and I have talked with (Eagles coach) Chip (Kelly) and he thinks Sam is the perfect fit, so this was a good deal. But for us, we get a younger quarterback that's won a lot of games in this league, can make all of the throws and is somewhat durable. I know he's had shoulder issues, but most everybody has.''


Report: Browns offered first-rounder for Sam Bradford


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Rams coach Jeff Fisher both said that a team offered a first-round draft pick for quarterback Sam Bradford

Bradford was traded from the Rams to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles last week.

Neither coach identified the mystery team, but in an appearance on the Michael Kay Show, former NFL GM Charley Casserly said it was the Browns. 

"I'm looking at Cleveland," Casserly said. "The information I have is that they offered a one for Sam Bradford, ok, so clearly they're aggressive in trying to get a quarterback. They've got two one's. (They) can't be sold on what (they've) got. I think they'll be aggressive in the draft."


Fisher: Rams chose Nick Foles over first round pick


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Jeff Fisher said that the Rams wanted quarterback Nick Foles so badly, they turned down a first-round pick. 

Appearing on PFT Live, the Rams coach said that the team was offered a low first-round draft pick for quarterback Sam Bradford but turned it down, because the team wanted Foles. 

“There were some discussions, yes," Fisher said, "but from our standpoint, the first-round pick — obviously it’s attractive, but you still don’t have a quarterback. It’s a late pick and then would we move up and get into position to draft one? It didn’t make sense to us,”

Fisher said that, even if Bradford agreed to a pay cut, he likely wouldn't have returned to the Rams. 

The Rams traded Bradford to the Eagles for Foles on Tuesday afternoon. Chip Kelly, Bradford's new coach, said the Eagles were also offered a first-rounder for the quarterback. 


Eagles' Sam Bradford: I'll be ready for training camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford told reporters he's been throwing for a few weeks, and although he doesn't have a timetable, he confirmed he'll definitely be ready for training camp, per the team's official website.

Bradford, the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Rams in 2010, was shipped from St. Louis to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just after the start of free agency. He missed all of last season due to his second torn ACL in as many years. He revealed that his recovery from his second torn ACL was "harder mentally than physically."


Chip Kelly: Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez are my QBs for 2015


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Eagles coach Chip Kelly dispelled the notion that he will trade up for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, reiterating that Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez are his quarterbacks for 2015, per the team's official website.

Kelly also revealed that "here has been no talk with Bradford about a contract extension at this time."

Bradford was shipped from St. Louis to Philadelphia on Tuesday, just after the start of free agency. He missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the preseason, and he's scheduled to make $13 million in 2015 -- the final year of his contract.

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Eagles acquire Sam Bradford from Rams for Nick Foles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) The Eagles announced Tuesday that the team has acquired quarterback Sam Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick from the Rams in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick.

Bradford has dealt with major knee injuries in back-to-back seasons, missing all of 2014 and playing just seven games in 2013. He has completed 58.6 percent of his career passes while racking up 59 touchdowns and 38 interceptions. The Eagles have not approached the quarterback about a new contract, CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports, leaving Bradford on track to reach free agency in 2016.

Foles shined in his first season in Chip Kelly's offense in 2013, recording a 27:2 TD:INT ratio and completing 64 percent of his passes. He regressed last season, completing 59.8 percent of his passes while throwing for 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games.


Report: Rams close to trading Sam Bradford for Nick Foles


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/10/2015) The Rams are close to trading quarterback Sam Bradford to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The deal involves an exchange of 2015 draft picks, plus conditional picks in 2016, according to beat writer Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It does not involve a swap of first-round picks, Thomas added.

Bradford has played just seven games over the past two seasons due to devastating knee injuries. He's scheduled to make $13 million in 2015.

Foles was so-so in eight games last season after a breakout 2013 in which he threw 27 touchdowns against two interceptions. He's scheduled to earn $1.5 million in 2015.


Rams QB coach is a big fan of Sam Bradford


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke is perfectly happy with starting quarterback Sam Bradford, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Love him. Love him," Weinke said when asked about Bradford. Weinke, who has evaluated quarterbacks for a couple of seasons now, said Bradford had one of the best pro days he's ever seen. "A few years ago when Andrew Luck came out they said who would you compare him to? And I said the closest I would see is Sam Bradford."

As part of Weinke's interview process with the team, he met with Bradford for roughly three-and-a-half hours. It wasn't really a formal meeting, though, it was more so the two could get to know eachother. 

Bradford has reportedly been granted permission to seek a trade, but it doesn't appear Rams' ownership wants to part with the 27-year-old quarterback. 


Reports conflict on Bills' interest in Sam Bradford


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Citing multiple league sources, Yahoo Sports reported that the Bills are pursuing a trade for Rams quarterback Sam Bradford

Bills beat writer Vic Carucci, of the Buffalo News, disputed the report, saying "a source in the know" said the Bills are not pursuing Bradford. 

Bradford missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the preseason, the second-straight season he's suffered that injury. 


Rams' Jeff Fisher downplays possible trade rumors for QB Sam Bradford


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) The Rams have reportedly been looking into possible trade options for quarterback Sam Bradford. However, coach Jeff Fisher said Friday he does not believe a deal will be made, according to Cleveland.com.

"I was surprised to hear that," said Fisher. "That's inaccurate. No, I mean. We talked about what our plans are for him."

Fisher also said Bradford is their guy heading into the 2015 season. 

"They know that we've been without our first round pick and starting quarterback," Fisher said of the Rams' faithful. "When we've had him, he's 5-2-1 in our division. And we weren't very good when we got here, so we're counting on him. I'm betting on him and if that doesn't happen, then we'll win games with somebody else."


Report: Browns interested in trading for Rams QB Bradford


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) With the Browns' quarterback situation in flux at the moment, there is considerable interest within the organization in acquiring a starting-caliber option this offseason.

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Browns are interested in trading for Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. The goal would be to acquire Bradford by only having to give up a second- or third-round pick.

However, the report also states that Bradford has let the Rams know he would not like to be traded.

The Browns are also reportedly interested in quarterback Josh McCown, who was recently cut by the Buccaneers.