Questions about Sam Bradford's perceived leadership in the Eagles' locker room arose when the veteran quarterback bailed on the team and demanded a trade after Philadelphia traded up for Carson Wentz earlier this spring. Bradford has since returned and his teammates have welcomed him back with open arms. Bradford now plans to work out with some of those teammates during a passing camp in California this summer. Via Matt Lombardo of NJ.com:
Bradford and several teammates including wide receivers Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Chris Givens and others plan on getting together during the first week of July to throw and work on timing before getting down to work at the NovaCare Complex for training camp, which gets underway on July 25.
"A bunch of us are getting together in San Diego the first week of July," Eagles wide receiver Chris Givens told NJ Advance Media following Tuesday's OTA practice at the NovaCare Complex. "We're going to workout, throw and work on our camaraderie."
Bradford wasn't really able to host a passing camp last offseason because he wasn't fully healthy. So while Bradford spent time rehabbing in Philadelphia, former Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez hosted a passing camp instead.
Matthews, Agholor, and Givens are just a few of the Eagles players set to work out with Bradford. Darren Sproles, who has skipped all of OTAs so far, is expected to be there. The same goes for Ryan Mathews and Zach Ertz. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson and rookie quarterback Carson Wentz might attend as well.
Bradford deserves credit for showing leadership and getting teammates together, just like he did with Matthews and Ertz earlier this offseason. The veteran passer might not be the long term answer in Philadelphia, but at least he's making the most of the present opportunity in front of him.