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Despite trade request, Howie Roseman says Sam Bradford is Eagles' starting quarterback

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The Eagles are saying they're still committed to Sam.

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Sam Bradford might not want to play for the Eagles, but the Eagles sure do seem like they want want Sam Bradford to play for them. Despite the fact that Bradford has reportedly asked for a trade, Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman reiterated his support of Bradford as the team's starting quarterback for the 2016 season. From a post on PhiladelphiaEagles.com:

"I want to reiterate our support for Sam Bradford and go back to our statements last week - that Sam is our starting quarterback," Roseman said via John Clark of CSN Philly. "His agent and Sam know how we feel about him. These workouts are voluntary. We look forward to seeing Sam again in the near future."

So is Roseman worried that Bradford won't attend mandatory workouts?

"No, I think you talk about Sam and what a pro he is," Roseman said. "Him and his agent, we've worked well together for a long period of time. He loves to play the game. We look forward to seeing him soon."

It's true that Bradford doesn't have to attend voluntary workouts (hence, voluntary) but it's not ideal for a team to not having their quarterback their and also demanding a trade. It's also worth noting Bradford will start to lose money if he skips mandatory events.

The Eagles have been very clear about wanting Bradford as their starting quarterback. Doug Pederson said it earlier this offseason right after the team signed Chase Daniel to be a backup. Roseman said it last week and now he's reiterating the message again. Despite this, Bradford is reportedly seeking a trade following the Eagles' trade up to the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

It goes without saying that it'll be interesting to see how this situation plays out.