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Months later, Bradford still slowed by ankle sprain

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08:01 AM ET 05.25 | Unfortunately, for Sam Bradford, who's learning yet another offense, one carryover from last year is the residue from a badly sprained ankle. [Last season, he] missed six games and finished rehab in March, but soreness lingers. "It's getting there," he said. "It seems to feel better every week. There's less soreness, more things I can do. I think it's definitely on the right track." Bradford's willingness to absorb the offense and stay a step ahead on a still-sore leg has provided an ideal example for the Rams' rookie wide receivers learning their first pro offense. "He makes everything a lot easier for us," said Chris Givens, the Rams' fourth-round pick out of Wake Forest.

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May 25, 2012  08:05 AM ET
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I like this kid........Good leadership................

Did you put on Sugar's clothes this morning by mistake?

May 25, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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I like this kid........Good leadership................

I do too... Get him some weapons and he will be bad ****!

May 25, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Bradford seems like a good kid. I tell you, I got a high ankle sprain this past December out jogging and I still feel it on occasion.

May 25, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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I like this kid........Good leadership................

Porcelain QB though.

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May 25, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Porcelain QB though.

that happens when you don't have much of an o-line and take a beating all season.

May 25, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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that happens when you don't have much of an o-line and take a beating all season.

True, but there were concerns when he was at Oklahoma as well.

May 25, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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True, but there were concerns when he was at Oklahoma as well.

Just his last year there when he suffered a shoulder injury.

May 25, 2012  09:11 AM ET

A 25 year old QB in the body of a 40 year old.

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May 25, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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Tribute to her mom who passed away..........

Sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting us know.

May 25, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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A 25 year old QB in the body of a 40 year old.

He goes for cougars?

May 25, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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I like this kid........Good leadership................

Yup, good leader and cool under pressure. Just needs to get back to 100% health.

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May 25, 2012  09:40 AM ET

I would like to see what he could accomplish if he stays healthy

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May 25, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have both come back from worse injuries than this. Still, they've got to get around SF in the NFC West. Nobody is going to the playoffs with a 7-9 record this year.

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May 25, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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The only reason I say they should've traded Bradford instead is because he was injury prone in college and he's been a little injury prone in the NFL... plus his salary is killing the team as young as he is... it just made more sense to draft RGIII.

All other considerations aside, yeah, I think RG3 has a lot more upside than Sam Bradford.

But, what would they do with Bradford? As you said, his salary is killing the team. They might have found a buyer, but look what happened to Matt Flynn. The Packers could have franchised him and looked for a trade, but I'm sure they talked with other teams about it and nobody was interested. They had to just let him go. It wouldn't surprise me if the Rams checked around and found they couldn't get much for Bradford. Big dollars, coming off an injury, yeah, too many question marks.

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