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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/26/16.

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Does anyone feel sorry for Sam Bradford? QB needs to quit whining - CBS Sports
"I can't believe Condon is actually doing this," said one high-ranking team official. "I don't understand it at all. This is not the way he operates. Bradford needs to keep his mouth shut with all of the money he is being paid. It's not like he signed a long-term deal. At most it's a two-year deal. Come on, what were his expectations when he signed? He needs to shut up and show up and show he can play and try to set himself to get paid again somewhere else. He's going to skip mini-camp? Really? No one is going to come out of this looking good, now. Not them or the Eagles. The only way he can create a market for himself is by playing and playing well. Not by asking for a trade."

SammyGate - Iggles Blitz
Bradford was getting good money to start for the Eagles in 2016. At the end of that, he would either be cut or traded…or possibly brought back for 2017. He was not going to be the long term answer unless he played so incredibly well that the Eagles had no choice but to keep him around. Now Bradford has burned bridges with the front office and in the locker room. He could try to undo this mess by showing up and explaining that his agent was over-zealous with the trade talk, but that wouldn’t pass the smell test for most people. Sam is acting like an entitled baby with this situation.

Lingering question about leadership spurred Bradford to request trade - Yahoo!
That changed by the end of the weekend, when Bradford's initial frustration with the Eagles' draft move hardened during voluntary practices last week. Coming out of those sessions, the source said a question lingered into the weekend for Bradford, specifically whether he was being viewed as a team leader, or a placeholder for an incoming rookie quarterback. By Monday, he had considered his options and ultimately chose to ask the Eagles for a trade. Philadelphia's initial response was to deny the trade request, a league source said. That stance could change with Bradford relaying his intention to skip coach Doug Pederson's offseason program and miss vital time learning the new offense.

The Eagles Might've Really Bungled This Sam Bradford Thing - Deadspin
if there’s any truth to the story that Bradford is willing to sit out: C’mon, Sam. Bro. You have no leverage. You’re not great, and you’re hurt a lot, and the Eagles are inexplicably paying you a lot of money. No one else wants you with that contract, and the Eagles won’t give you up for nothing after already paying out your signing bonus. They will easily sit you and not pay you. Sam, c’mon.

If Sam Bradford doesn't want competition, trade him - CSN Philly
So apparently Bradford not only wants to be wealthy beyond any of our comprehension and not only wants to be named the starter but also wants to make sure there’s no young stud quarterback on the roster to actually push him. To actually provide competition. To actually make the team better. I want a quarterback that embraces competition. That relishes it. Not one that runs from it. All Bradford has to do to guarantee that Carson Wentz or Jared Goff — whoever the Eagles take at No. 2 — doesn’t set foot on the field in the near future is play lights out. Go out and win a bunch of football games. Lead this team. Take it deep into the playoffs. Prove you can be that elite guy. Earn that massive contract. Play like a No. 1 overall pick.

Thoughts On the Eagles/Bradford Situation - Birds 24/7
In other words, the odds seem decent that he’ll still be property of the Eagles for 2016. From this perspective, the right move may have been for Bradford to seek out a trade behind the scenes while continuing to put his best foot forward with the Eagles. Or, not seek a trade at all and instead put all his efforts into making sure Carson Wentz never sees the light of day.

Whiny Sam Bradford isn't good enough to demand Eagles trade him - NJ.com
Sam Bradford is whining again, and according to various reports, he has asked, demanded, or requested that the Eagles trade him. The quarterback is upset that the team traded up to the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft to select his successor at quarterback. So upset that he, again according to the reports, is going to skip the rest of the team's offseason workouts. Is he going to give back any of the $11 million signing bonus the Eagles gave him last March?

Eagles aren't considering trading Bradford, source says - Inquirer
While new coach Doug Pederson would prefer for his starting quarterback to attend workouts over the next five weeks - especially while he installs a new offense - Bradford's presence isn't mandatory until the next three-day minicamp, June 7-9. Mandatory in the context that he would be fined $76,580 if he opted to skip minicamp. The next important date on the calendar would be July 27 for the start of training camp. Brees held out because he wanted a long-term contract, but Condon had him in camp after a deal was reached in mid-July. Roseman, who negotiated a two-year, $36 million contract for Bradford less than two months ago, said that he expected the quarterback to eventually show.

Sam Bradford requests Eagles trade him: What happens now? - BGN
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Two Players Who Could Slide On Draft Day - PE.com
1. I’m told that while the Los Angeles Rams know which quarterback they will select, presumably Jared Goff of Cal, don’t expect an official announcement until sometime Thursday. Sources tell me while the Rams want to go through final checks and balances before publicly announcing the pick, there’s a belief the league is pressuring the franchise to hold off on making an announcement until the first day of the draft. The NFL Draft has become such big business that the league hopes to build speculation around who will ultimately end up as the top selection.

Charting the NFL Draft's best receivers - SB Nation
Using advanced stats and NFL Scouting Combine data to profile the major wide receiver prospects, from Laquon Treadwell and Michael Thomas to Leonte Carroo and Devon Cajuste.

You're invited to the BGN draft party - BGN
BGN Radio and PhillyInfluencer.com are joining together on April 28th, 7:00 PM ET at Nick's Roast Beef in Philly for a big time Eagles draft party! (Address: 2210 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA). The whole BGN Radio crew along with Sean Brace will be broadcasting LIVE the entire night and everyone that comes will be a part of the show. Along with the great beer and food that Nick's Roast Beef will serve us, we'll be giving away fun stuff all night from our sponsors.... Including 2 tickets to the Eagles home opener! *** RSVP HERE ***

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