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The saddest chapter so far in the Sam Bradford saga

He's a "competitor," but he doesn't want to compete for the starting job with the Eagles.

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Sam Bradford "does not view himself as [...] a stop-gap kind of quarterback." Oh really? Then why did he sign the two-year deal he did with the Eagles? Bradford's agent Tom Condon went on the radio last night and dished on his client's desire to get out of Philly. It was NOT a good look.

Besides the usual bluster about being a "competitor," Condon revealed that Bradford was also upset when the Eagles signed Chase Daniel. The six-year NFL veteran, who has approached average only twice, came off looking like a spoiled kid upset about something that may happen a year from now, or when he gets injured again. Condon gave Eagles fans every reason to dislike Bradford, so Philly may not have a choice but to ship him out of town.

The Broncos reportedly asked about Bradford, but found the Eagles' asking price too high. Teams could be more open to a trade during the draft later this week, especially if they miss out on one of the few decent quarterbacks available after the first and second picks. Or, Bradford could take the spring and summer to nurse his pride and return in time for camp and what will surely be his last shot as a starter.


If there's one thing the NFL really needs, it's a prolonged court battle with one its biggest stars. The Second Circuit Court reinstated Tom Brady's four-game suspension. It didn't have anything to do with the air in footballs and everything to do with Roger Goodell's power under the CBA.

This is what Patriots fans are probably thinking right now.

Brady hasn't yet said specifically what he'll do, but he made it clear that he's not going to take this lying down.

If there's a silver lining here, it might be that other teams are apparently sick of and/or afraid of Goodell's runaway disciplinary power. They should be! The Chiefs got a taste of it, losing draft picks for alleged tampering with Jeremy Maclin's free agency. It's a vicious cycle, and if it keeps up at this rate, you have to wonder if Goodell's totalitarian approach might not be his undoing.

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