Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Eagles interest in Bradford extension is nothing new

Bradford tests his knee at camp
PHILADELPHIA - In the nothing-has-really-changed department the Eagles have interest in extending quarterback Sam Bradford, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.

While painted as breaking news, Philadelphia's interest in locking up Bradford past 2015 has always been on the table but the logical conclusion for the Eagles is hardly one Bradford will embrace and that's the issue.

Of course the Birds would like to get their oft-injured starting QB under a deal that is salary-cap friendly for the franchise but Bradford, as the last big-money bonus baby under the old CBA, is used to big money and realizes if he has a good season in Chip Kelly's quarterback-friendly offense, he stands to make a monster payday after raking in just under $13 million this season.

If that scenario plays out, Bradford could command well over $15 million in '16 and those are numbers the Eagles would be crazy to touch at this point even though the University of Oklahoma product was ready for team drills at the start of training camp as advertised.

In fact Bradford has taken every first-team rep through the first two days of camp ahead of veteran Mark Sanchez with Monday's practice being key because it indicated Bradford bounced back from the first workout with little problem.

Bradford, though, remains fresh off the second ACL surgery of his career and has also had issues with a high-angle sprain while with the Rams.  He also underwent shoulder surgery in college with the Sooners.

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