Rams QB Bradford sharp in preseason debut months after ACL surgery

The Rams veteran quarterback was able to move the chains and put the team on the board in his first start since tearing his ACL last October.

Sam Bradford was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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Returning from an offseason of rehabbing a torn left ACL, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford made his preseason debut Saturday afternoon at Edward Jones Dome against the Packers.

Notably taking his first in-game snap in exactly 300 days, Bradford piloted two drives, one in which was capped by a 11-yard strike in traffic to tight end Lance Kendricks for a score.

Bradford’s second series began when he stood tall in the pocket and rifled a pass for a 41-yard, catch-and-run completion to wide receiver Brian Quick.

Later in the drive, rookie offensive tackle Greg Robinson was outmuscled by a Julius Peppers’ bull rush move. Peppers drilled Bradford’s backside, but the fifth-year quarterback popped right up.

Sporting a clunky left knee brace, Bradford showed comfort operating in the pocket. He finished completing 9 of 12 passes for 101 yards.

While Bradford overthrew a streaking Kenny Britt in the first quarter, his performance was mostly sharp and is something to build on for next Saturday’s dress rehearsal game against the Browns.

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