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Sam Bradford Injury: Eagles quarterback will not play against Colts

The Eagles' starting quarterback won't be starting this Sunday.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will not be playing against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday afternoon. Chip Kelly confirmed as much during a press conference on Friday morning.

The Eagles head coach said that Bradford is disappointed with the decision, but understands the reasoning. Bradford hasn't seen live game action since last August before he suffered a second ACL injury. Bradford hasn't shown signs of injury during Eagles training camp but he hasn't exactly been on the run a lot, either.

With Bradford out, Kelly confirmed veteran Mark Sanchez will make the start against the Colts. Sanchez is not expected to play long. Kelly said the starters will likely only play eight to 10 snaps. Look for backups Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow to get plenty of action.

Kelly said Bradford's preseason debut won't come until the Eagles play the Baltimore Ravens next week on Saturday, Aug. 22. The Eagles and Ravens are scheduled to hold joint training camp practices next week leading up to the game.

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