Vaughn: Bradford to play next Saturday

Vaughn: Bradford to play next Saturday

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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 August 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

(FootballSTL) -- Rams head coach Jeff Fisher says Sam Bradford will see his first playing time of the preseason in next Saturday’s game against Green Bay.

It’ll be the first time Bradford has faced contact since suffering an ACL injury last season. “He’ll play,” said Fisher. “I haven’t decided how much, but he’ll play.” 

Bradford watched the Rams game against New Orleans from the sideline on Friday night. His back-up, Shaun Hill, had an impressive game. Hill completed five of his seven pass attempts for 84 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions.

“Shaun made good throws and good reads, got the ball out,” said Fisher. “We had some communication issues on the one hit, with (OL) Greg (Robinson), but other than that I thought he did a nice job.

He has a good feel for what we’re doing, really good feel. Gets us in and out of plays and things like that. He did a nice job on the line of scrimmage in the run game for us, so I thought he did well.”

 At age 34, Hill is the oldest player on the Rams roster. He’s entering his 13th year in the NFL. Despite his vast experience, he says it still takes awhile to get comfortable with a different offense.  “At times, yeah,” said Hill. “But it’s the first preseason game so there’s still some learning for me and some comfort in the offense that needs to come.

But, that’s what the preseason is for and I’m very glad that they still have four preseason games. I know there’s been a lot of talk about pushing them back to two, but for young guys or any new guy to the team, having four preseason games is great just to get that experience.”

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