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    Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Rams could release Sam Bradford with no financial constraints

    Jason La Canfora
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    December 15, 2013 10:16 am ET

    The Rams could be facing a crucial dilemma this offseason with Sam Bradford, the first-overall pick in 2010, coming off another injury and the team now possibly ending up with two top 10 picks. That's including what may be the first-overall via the RGII trade they made with Washington in 2012 (St. Louis has the Redskins' top pick).

    Several NFL execs, when assessing that situation, believe it could lead to Bradford's departure, while team sources have indicated the organization remains very comfortable with Bradford and while ďall options would be on the tableĒ if St. Louis has the top pick, the likelihood of drafting a quarterback is more remote than most other scenarios. The dream scenario for the Rams would be other teams coveting that pick -- as the Skins did with St. Louis' second-overall selection in 2012 -- and then offering a bounty to trade down and pick up a bunch of selections, able to fill multiple holes.

    The Rams will do their due diligence on the college quarterbacks, of course, but drafting a quarterback when considering their other needs is not very likely, sources said. There could well be a tackle who makes sense if they keep the pick, but the team will explore options for trading it as well, and that approach has been favored by them with good results to this point.

    Even if the Rams don't get the first overall pick -- let's say it's second overall -- and it ends up there are two consensus best-of-breed quarterbacks, they could find themselves in a similar situation to where they were in 2012. There are no shortage of teams who will be drafting quarterbacks -- Houston, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Oakland, and Minnesota will be taking one high -- and only so many of them will end up picking before the Rams.

    However, it is also not lost on the organization that the Rams no longer owe Bradford any guaranteed money, having paid him $50 million already, and they owe him $14M for 2014 and $13M for 2015. And a quarterback taken with the first overall pick in 2014 would earn roughly that same $27M over the first five years of his deal. Still, dealing or cutting Bradford is very unlikely.

    Although it must be noted that the Rams have been publicly united in their support of Bradford.

    Last week the Rams restructured the deal of Chris Long to free up some cap room.


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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    It has begun.....

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    I think a restructuring is what will transpire.......But all options should be on the table ALWAYS
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    A Seinfeldian article about nothing.

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    It might not have financial constraints, but it will cost the Rams 7 million of dead money on the cap. However, it might be easier to convince Bradford into reconstructing if we isn't owed additional money. What do you think?

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    yea, i think a restructuring of his contract will happen, nothing more

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Move along, nothing to see here...
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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    I guess if you are paid to speculate on and/or attempt to create controversial football topics, then this article is within those guidelines. That's about it ..

    From my perspective, this whole releasing Bradford thing is ridiculous. It wasn't Sam's fault that the year he was drafted was the last year for break the bank paydays for rookies. Sam will restructure period.

    Of course maybe there are some who think it would be a great idea to simply release a quarterback the franchise has invested heavily in, not only financially, but through coaching, i.e. learning a playbook, and developing chemistry with his O-line, receivers etc.

    Which quarterback available in the 2014 draft would the Rams choose over Sam Bradford? Hmm? That's as far as I am going on this one.

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Winter is coming...
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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Last week the Rams restructured the deal of Chris Long to free up some cap room.
    Thats good news and good to hear they have already done that!

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    restructure, Bradford played well this year and probably would of been a top 10 QB if not for injury. No need to start over. Especially if trading down is once again an option.

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Quote Originally Posted by GolfnRAMFAN View Post
    Winter is coming...
    Beer is good

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Unlike Phil Connors guessing and hesitating what his chances of departure are from Punxsutawney after Groundhog Day ... I'd say Bradford's chances of leaving the Rams is 0.01 to 0.07%.

    Sure, one can speculate but I hope this "rumor" doesn't repeat itself every day, over and over and over!
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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    Did anyone who thinks that the Rams would consider waiving bradford actually watch him play this year before he got hurt? It never ceases to amaze me how people speculate without any basis in actual analysis of performance. If Sammy had our current running game, which there is every reason to believe he will have next year, the sky will remain the limit for him.

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    Re: Rams Could Release Sam Bradford With No Financial Constraints

    He starts with the premise, then says it is the most remote possibility.

    This is why i don't take him seriously. Fisher and Snead and Demoff are not BS kinds of guys, and they have insisted that they believ in Bradford as their QB now and in the future.

    I have been around those guys, and I know their history, and i will believe THEM and ignore all the ot her nonsense.
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