Sam Bradford expects to be ready for training camp
As the Philadelphia Eagles convened for their first mini-camp practice on Monday, quarterback Sam Bradford was once again limited. Don't panic--this is all according to plan. Bradford is targeting a full return when the Eagles open up training camp on August 2nd, and anything short of that would be a major disappoint for himself and the team.
"Yeah, I think if I'm not ready for 11-on-11 by training camp, then I think something has gone terribly wrong," Bradford told reporters after Monday's practice, per Bleeding Green Nation. "So that's the plan right now. We're going to continue to work each week. Continue to plan throughout the summer and try to be ready for training camp."
Head coach Chip Kelly sure doesn't sound like a man who is planning on hosting an open competition for the starting quarterback spot. When asked if Bradford will be ready for training camp, Kelly said, "God, we hope so."
Bradford has suffered no setbacks in is recovery, and he is confident in the progress he has made so far.
"I just feel more comfortable dropping back," Bradford said. "I feel like when I first got out here I was about a half count slow. I feel like I've kind of worked myself back to as close to game speed as I can get it right now. I think, overall, I just feel more comfortable with my knee. I trust it more. It's not as sore. It feels better. Overall, I just feel better."
The Eagles are counting on big things from Bradford, but rushing him back from his second straight torn ACL injury would be unwise.
(h/t Bleeding Green Nation)
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