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    I was just watching Adam Schefter's interview on NFL Live and Sam Bradford has moved his workout with the Rams to The 16/4. As far As I can tell, that's Thursday your time.

    I know there's not much weight to be placed in Schefter's opinion, but I can't find a source for this anywhere. I can only assume it's true at this point. If so, I can only see it as a good thing. It gives the Rams more time to work with Bradford in terms of negotiating a contract, or, if the workout reveals something the Rams haven't anticipated, it gives us time to pursue other options.

    Any takers?

  • #2
    Bradford's Pro Day with Rams changed...

    Per Mort on Twitter

    Just to break it up, Bradford has 2-day visit starting tomorrow w/ Rams. Private workout moved from next Monday to this Friday. #ESPNDraft about 18 hours ago via TweetDeck

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    I think that's interesting. I'm not going to insinuate that the Rams want more time to hopefully get him signed before the draft but...

    Yeah.
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    • #3
      Re: Bradford Moves His Workout To Tuesday

      Chances are likely they won't let him leave town without a contract signed.
      I believe!:ram:

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        No need to rush Sam Bradford extension
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        By Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com

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      • MauiRam
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        "This is it," Bradford said at the end of his workout at the University of Oklahoma's indoor training facility.

        Bradford said he'll hang out in Norman most of this weekend, checking out the Sooners' spring football game today. Then it's off to New York for pre-draft interviews and marketing appearances leading up to Thursday.

        "Mentally it's kind of been a roller coaster, and it's been a bit wearing," Bradford said. "There's been a lot of different stages I've gone through. When it first happened with the injury, it was just the whole uncertainty of if I'm ever going to be able to throw again."

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