Vaughn: Bradford will be ready for opener

Vaughn: Bradford will be ready for opener

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford watches as teammates run plays during the first day of organizaed team activities at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on June 5, 2014. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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by Doug Vaughn/ FootballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 5 at 5:47 PM

(FootballStL) -- Sam Bradford was limited to a couple of walk through drills on Thursday as Jeff Fisher put the Rams through Day 2 of OTA’s. Bradford is coming off ACL surgery, and with so many rookies and other new comers still learning the ropes right now, there’s no point rushing things for the veteran quarterback.

“Obviously they’re keeping some of the drills off limits for me right now,” said Bradford. “But as far as working out, running, doing all that other stuff… I can pretty much do anything.”

Fisher said, “We’re going to have him participate in about half of the OTA’s, he’ll get about five of them in. He looks great. He’s throwing the ball well. He looks really good.”

Bradford was injured last October 20th in the game against the Carolina Panthers. He waited almost a month to have his knee surgery while the swelling went down. His rehab has gone very well, and he’s on pace to be ready for the start of the season.

“With everything there are good days and bad days,” said Bradford. “I wake up some days and feel great. Other days I feel like I’ve had an ACL repaired. I’ve never gone through it, but to be honest through-out the process I’ve felt good. Better than I had anticipated.”

During the off-season there was much speculation the Rams might draft a quarterback in the early rounds to challenge Bradford for the starting job. But Bradford said he was told by Fisher and General Manager Les Snead that his job was safe.

“They made it very clear what their plan was throughout the off-season,” said Bradford. “They continue to make that clear. I knew what my position on this team was.”

He may not have to battle Johnny Manziel for his job, but Bradford is facing a pivotal year in his career as he tries to bounce back from a major injury, and prove he is indeed the right man to get the Rams turned around.

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