Sam Bradford isn't getting his way. Not yet anyway.
This probably means the asking price is just way too high, which jives with a similar report from a few days ago (see story).
It makes sense that the Eagles aren't inclined to trade Bradford. Vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said he considers Bradford the team's starting quarterback, and the team still wants that.
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The Eagles invested a ton in the quarterback position this offseason and don't want the No. 2 overall pick to play this season. At the same time, the Eagles added plenty of talent in free agency and can make a run at the weak NFC East this season with Bradford and Chase Daniel as his backup.
Bradford, who signed a two-year, $35 million deal earlier this offseason, this week stopped showing up to the Eagles' offseason workout program. The team's voluntary OTAs begin on May 17. The first mandatory days come from June 7-9 at a minicamp. Those are the first days the Eagles can fine Bradford for his absence.
If the Eagles aren't going to trade Bradford, the real questions becomes: Can the team and Bradford move past this and work together this season? Or has too much damage already been done?