Sam Bradford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report on Bradford, Foles untrue, NFL source says "The Eagles have not made a decision yet on whether they will use their franchise tag on quarterback Sam Bradford, according to a league source, despite an ESPN report Sunday that said the Eagles are not expected to use the tag on the quarterback. The ESPN report also said Eagles coach Doug..." February 08

  • Eagles not expected to tag Bradford; may have interest in Foles

    The Score "A familiar name could be on the Philadelphia Eagles' radar this offseason. The Eagles are not expected to use the franchise tag on quarterback Sam Bradford, and may have interest in re-acquiring Nick Foles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This news comes a little under a year after the..." February 07

  • Doug Pederson says Eagles are not rebuilding, remains noncommittal on Sam Bradford

    Bleeding Green Nation "New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson made an appearance on the Mike Missanelli show on 97.5 The Fanatic on Tuesday afternoon. He touched on a number of topics, but these two stood out the most. Eagles ready to win now Mike Missanelli: A lot was made at your initial press conference that you..." February 02

  • Howie Roseman: “We’ve got some time” to decide on Sam Bradford

    Pro Football Talk "Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich hasn’t been on the job too long, but he’s been around the NFL long enough to know that “you don’t assume anything” about how things will play out with your roster. Reich gave that answer to a question about whether he would be working with quarterback..." January 27

  • Jim Trotter Says Sam Bradford's Agent Asked Eagles For $25 Million a Year

    The Big Lead "Sam Bradford finished the 2015 NFL season with a quarterback rating of 86.4 and 19 touchdowns against 14 interceptions in 14 games. He was completely average in every way, which is why Philadelphia Eagles fans should be insanely happy former head coach Chip Kelly didn’t sign him to a contract..." January 20

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    Eagles Insider @EaglesInsider

    Chip on @SportsRadioWIP: We certainly want Bradford back and we'll do everything we can to get him back. No contract talks during season.

  • Chip Kelly: No negotiations with Sam Bradford until the season is over "After Saturday night’s 38-24 loss to Washington, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford was pretty clear that he wants to return to Philadelphia next season. “I’d like to be back here, but that’s not my choice,” Bradford said. “Obviously, we are not at the stage where we have been talking about that,..." December 28

  • Sam Bradford wants to stay with the Eagles

    Pro Football Talk "After the Eagles surprisingly sent Nick Foles to St. Louis for Sam Bradford, Bradford’s new team tried to re-sign the first overall pick in the 2010 draft. The result, which may have included a request from Bradford for a no-trade clause, went nowhere. As the 2015 regular-season comes to a..." December 27

  • Sam Bradford noncommittal about re-signing with Eagles "ULTIMATELY, IT'S up to the Eagles whether Sam Bradford plays here next season, the outcome Chip Kelly indicated he expects. They can franchise their quarterback for 2016, at $20 million or so, if it comes to that. They'd surely prefer that it not come to that, since a longer-term contract could be..." December 17

  • Chip Kelly wants Sam Bradford back with Eagles in 2016

    Sportsnaut "Chip Kelly wants Sam Bradford to quarterback the Philadelphia Eagles next year, and for many years to come. Despite the quarterback’s poor start, Kelly is convinced Bradford is the long-term answer at the most important position on the field. Many thought Kelly’s decision to acquire Bradford..." December 14

  • Eagles' Maxwell: I'd like to think Bradford is the NFL's best QB, not Brady

    Fox Sports "Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell has been thrown at by a lot of different quarterbacks throughout his career, so you would expect him to have a valuable opinion on passers around the NFL. The Eagles play the New England Patriots this Sunday in Week 13. Maxwell's response when asked if..." December 02

  • Sam Bradford recovering from shoulder injury, will have "big test" in Tuesday's practice "Tuesday will be an important practice for Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. Coach Chip Kelly said Monday that Bradford will practice on Tuesday and the Eagles will need to see how Bradford's shoulder responds. He missed the past two games, and his absence in Thursday’s loss was because of a..." November 30

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    Jamie Apody @JamieApody

    Pat Shurmur says Bradford has been cleared but they're not sure who will start Thursday. Today's a walk thru. Tomorrow they'll know more

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    Reuben Frank @RoobCSN

    Sam Bradford did participate in team drills and has been cleared through NFL concussion protocol.

  • Bradford cleared, back at practice "Quarterback Sam Bradford returned to practice Monday morning after completing concussion protocol and being cleared by an independent neurologist. He participated in individual passing drills at the beginning of practice, and there was no indication that his sprained left shoulder was giving..." November 23

  • 'No way' Bradford plays against Bucs or Lions, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles are going to be without quarterback Sam Bradford for at least the next two games. According to a person familiar with the situation, there is "no way" Bradford suits up for the team's game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or the Thanksgiving day matchup with the Detroit Lions...." November 19

  • Eagles' Sam Bradford has separated shoulder, concussion

    CBS Sports "The first-year Eagles quarterback is in the NFL's concussion protocol, and his status for this week's game against the Buccaneers is unknown. Werder reports that the team wants to see how Bradford progresses in the coming days before any final determinations on his playing status. The Eagles..." November 19

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Eagles QB Sam Bradford MRI confirmed separated left shoulder. He wants to to play, see how he feels late in week. Also has concussion.

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    Tim McManus @Tim_McManus

    Bradford, Mathews still haven't cleared concussion protocol per Chip

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Based on initial tests, #Eagles QB Sam Bradford expected to miss this Sunday & potentially Thursday, I’m told. Expect Mark Sanchez to start.

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    Reuben Frank @RoobCSN

    Sam Bradford is hurt. Left shoulder. Here comes Sanchez.

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    Les Bowen @LesBowen

    OK, hearing now Grade II AC joint for Bradford. Nonthrowing shoulder, so might not be out long, depending on concussion.

  • Sam Bradford leaves game with undisclosed injury "Sam Bradford was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Dolphins after taking a big hit to the chest and shoulder area. Bradford immediately motioned to leave the game, and then walked to the locker room while in clear pain. He appeared to be holding his left (not-throwing) shoulder gingerly...." November 15

  • Eagles have simplified the playbook to accommodate Sam Bradford in recent weeks

    Newark Star-Ledger "As it turns out, it isn't necessarily a coincidence that Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford has had his best two games of the season the past two weeks. As Bradford pointed out following Wednesday's practice, the coaching staff has simplified the playbook in recent weeks, tailoring the game plans..." November 12

  • Sam Bradford’s staying healthy, cutting into Eagles’ return on trade

    Pro Football Talk "Sam Bradford did enough to help the Eagles win last night. And he’s done enough over the course of the season to keep them from getting any more compensation for him. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Bradford’s participation in all 549 Eagles snaps this year means the Rams don’t have to..." November 09

  • Bradford: Reported extension offer 'must have gotten lost in the mail'

    CBS Sports "It's been reported that Sam Bradford turned down a four-year contract extension from the Eagles. According to Howard Eskin of 94WIP, a CBS Sports Radio station, that extension was worth about $18 million a year. But on Wednesday, Bradford refuted that report, saying that contract offer had to..." November 04

  • NFL fines Damontre Moore $20,000 for late hit on Sam Bradford

    Pro Football Talk "One of the dumbest penalties of the NFL season was committed on Monday night by Giants defensive end Damontre Moore, who hit Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford long after Bradford had thrown an incomplete pass on third down. The penalty was incredibly costly for the Giants, as the Eagles marched down..." October 23

  • Eagles' Chip Kelly has 'full confidence' in struggling Sam Bradford

    CBS Sports "Sam Bradford ranked 22nd in QB efficiency heading into Week 6 and that will almost certainly change for the worse after throwing three interceptions against the Giants on Monday night. The good news is that the Eagles cruised to victory, even if Bradford continued to struggle. He's completing..." October 20

  • Chip Kelly annoyed by reporter who asks why Mark Sanchez isn't starting

    CBS Sports "Sam Bradford might not be off to a hot start with the Eagles, but that doesn't mean Chip Kelly's ready to bench him for Mark Sanchez, something the Eagles coach made clear on Wednesday. During a conference call with New York media, Kelly was asked three straight times about Sanchez's status for..." September 24

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    Eagles Insider @EaglesInsider

    Kelly: I'm confident in Sam Bradford

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    Les Bowen @LesBowen

    I believe Sam Bradford suffered a sprained ankle last night, though he was walking normally afterward. Interesting given short recovery week

  • Sam Bradford: 'I'm fine' after precautionary X-rays "Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford said that he took precautionary X-rays following the Eagles' 26-24 season-opening loss to the Falcons here at the Georgia Dome on Monday night. Bradford did not specify what part of his body the X-rays were on, nor did he seem at all concerned. "Don't worry..." September 15

  • Eagles, Bradford not talking extension, per report

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles have handed out two contract extensions over the past day to players in the final year of their contract. It doesn't sound like quarterback Sam Bradford will be next. According to a report from Ed Werder of ESPN, the Eagles and Bradford are no longer talking about a contract..." September 09

  • Bradford, Eagles’ season hanging by a tiny thread

    Courier-Post "The Eagles’ season rests on a ligament about 1 1/2inches long and as wide as a pencil. It is Sam Bradford’s anterior cruciate ligament, which connects his upper leg bone to his lower leg bone. The ligament has already snapped twice, and has kept Bradford from playing in a regular-season game..." September 09

  • Suggs' hit on Bradford deemed legal by NFL VP of Officiating

    Sportsnaut "Dean Blandino, the NFL’s VP of officiating, confirmed Terrell Suggs’ assertion that his hit on Sam Bradford in Week 2 was completely legal. Suggs received a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty on the play and incurred the wrath of many who believed it was a dirty play, including..." August 24

  • Sam Bradford thinks Terrell Suggs targeted his knees

    Sporting News "Sam Bradford had some words about Terrell Suggs in the aftermath of the Eagles' preseason game Saturday. The Eagles quarterback accused Suggs of purposefully targeting his knees on a read option. Bradford had already handed the ball off well before Suggs tackled him, drawing a penalty flag from..." August 23

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    Jeff McLane @Jeff_McLane

    Re: Chip holding Bradford back. Understandable, but not ideal. #Eagles feel they can do because I hear they've been ecstatic about his play.

  • Sam Bradford 'all for it' if Pope Francis wants to bless his knees

    CSN Philly "By now every Eagles fan has heard about the quasi ridiculous petition for Pope Francis to bless the knees of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. Now, Bradford himself is aware of the online petition as well. He thinks it's a swell idea. Speaking to reporters after today's..." August 12

  • Sam Bradford wants to play in Eagles preseason opener

    Courier-Post "Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford said he would be “a little bit” disappointed if he didn’t play in the preseason opener Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. But he said he’d also understand if Eagles coach Chip Kelly decided to hold him out rather than risk an injury. Bradford hasn’t played in..." August 12

  • Eagles fans start petition to have Pope bless Bradford’s knees

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Eagles fans are excited about the prospect of Sam Bradford slinging the ball around in Chip Kelly’s offense. Of course, Bradford needs to remain healthy for the plan to work. Fans are hoping the Pope can help with that. A petition has been started on urging Pope..." August 11

  • Chip Kelly: Sam Bradford trade like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees signings

    SI "Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has been no stranger to controversy this offseason when it comes to how he evaluates his players. Kelly has jettisoned talented stars such as LeSean McCoy and Brandon Boykin out of Philadelphia. Kelly's latest comments, however, may be his most confusing..." August 04

  • Eagles hope to reach short-term extension with Bradford

    ESPN "The Philadelphia Eagles have interest in tying starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the franchise beyond the upcoming season and have begun discussing a contract extension, according to sources. It is not expected the negotiations would result in a long-term contract but more likely an..." August 04

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    Eliot Shorr-Parks @EliotShorrParks

    Chip says barring a setback, Bradford will play in the preseason games #Eagles

  • Eagles' Sam Bradford on track to start preseason opener

    The Score "Barring any complications, it looks as though Sam Bradford will be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback when they take on the Indianapolis Colts in two weeks. Head coach Chip Kelly said Sunday that Bradford has been completely cleared for practice and is on track to start the preseason..." August 02

  • Chip Kelly believes history is on Sam Bradford's, Eagles' side

    CSN Philly "Where we see a quarterback who hasn’t played a meaningful game since October of 2013, Chip Kelly sees a former No. 1 pick with unlimited upside. Where we see a quarterback who’s coming off two torn ACLs, Chip Kelly sees a quarterback who’s no different than every other QB that’s gotten..." July 27

  • Sam Bradford should be ready for Eagles' training camp, per source

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the biggest questions surrounding the Eagles is the health of quarterback Sam Bradford, who is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last August. The injury, his second ACL tear in as many seasons, kept him out of full-team drills during OTAs earlier this summer. When training camp..." July 23

  • Eagles' Sam Bradford plans to play out final year of deal, test free agency

    The Score "Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford plans to play out the final year of his contract in 2015 without signing an extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. After giving up a second-round pick and Nick Foles for Bradford, it stands to reason that the Eagles would try and extend..." July 21

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Was asked about Sam Bradford’s contract on @NFLTotalAccess: I’m told he plans to play it out this year on the final year of his deal.

  • NFL executive: Only Chip Kelly can make Sam Bradford a success

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Eagles decided to trade quarterback Nick Foles and a second-round pick to St. Louis for quarterback Sam Bradford heads shook and eyebrows were raised around the league. Some of those heads are still shaking. "I understand they gave up on Foles,'' the executive said. "But I don't..." July 06

  • Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford says he'll be ready for training camp

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sam Bradford laughed when he heard that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was kind of praying for the quarterback's return. Told that Kelly said "God, we hope so,'' when asked if Bradford would be ready for the start of training camp in August, Bradford said not to worry. "If I'm not ready for 11..." June 17