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Bradford Returns To Eagles Camp


It finally happened. Sam Bradford showed up to the NovaCare Complex on Monday morning, ending his much debated hold out. Fans are upset at the quarterback, who recently signed a 2-year, $35 million contract with the Eagles on March 1.

After he signed the lucrative deal, Bradford had no idea that the Eagles would be presented with the opportunity to move from their original spot (13th pick in the draft, to 8th) after dealing Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins.

And then, moving up to the second overall spot, where they would draft North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz after sending a package of picks to the Cleveland Browns, who would later draft Corey Coleman, a speedy receiver from Baylor.

Bradford said all of the right things after his return from hiatus. He wants to be there for his team. He no longer is demanding a trade. He’s ready to put business aside and play football.

The question now is, will the locker room buy it? Early reports stated that only one player had reached out to the former Rams top pick.

Many believed it was either wide receiver Jordan Matthews, or tight end Zach Ertz, who both spent time at Bradford’s Oklahoma property during the offseason, maining working out and bonding.

Later in the day, it was said that Bradford missed the quarterbacks meeting to meet with newly appointed General Manager Howie Roseman and first year coach Doug Pederson.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Does the former Oklahoma Sooner manage to get on friendly terms with his teammates who publicly supported the deal that brought him from Los Angeles to Philadelphia?

Does he convince the management that he indeed does not want to be moved and is willing to be the type of mentor that they hoped he would be for Wentz?

This will all likely come to light in the coming days and weeks. For now, he’s here. Check back again soon to see if that remains true.

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