Contracts Nearing Completion


Can you feel it? Football season is hurtling toward us like a freight train, and I have to admit that I already have the fever. Rookies report in just a few short hours, so let’s take a look at some guys who aren’t yet under contract who hopefully will be in the next 48 hours.

St. Louis Rams No.1 draft pick quarterback Sam Bradford (8) runs a play during day one of the Rams rookie camp at the teams practice facility in Earth City on April 30, 2010. UPI/Bill Greenblatt Photo via Newscom

First, the all-important Sam Bradford. It’s funny to be how little we have heard about negotiations between the Rams and Bradford, as everyone around the league just expects this thing to get done. Sources said today that the Rams are hopeful that Bradford will be signed, sealed, and delivered sometime in the next 24-48 hours, and I have been given no reason to doubt those claims as of yet. If the Rams were concerned, we would know by now, so expect “Sam the Savior” to be wearing the horns sooner rather than later.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Offensive lineman Roger Saffold of Indiana runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Bradford isn’t the only draft pick negotiating with the team right now, as second-rounder Rodger Saffold is reportedly close to getting his deal done. According to Brain Stull, Saffold and his reps arrived in St. Louis earlier tonight and they are hopeful that a deal will be done sometime tomorrow. Once again, I haven’t heard anything that would make me believe this won’t get done, so expect an announcement sometime Wednesday on a completed contract.

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 18: Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelphia Eagles in action against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 18, 2009 in Oakland, California. California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Before I go, I wanted to touch on something that Coach Spags said earlier today. He was asked about free agent running back Brian Westbrook, and he said that both sides are still talking and that he is “hopeful” that Westbrook decides to come to the Gateway City. I haven’t heard much on the Westbrook front for several weeks, so it is interesting to note that he is still a possibility. I’ve touched on this previously, but for the right price I would love Westbrook to join the squad. Don’t hold your breath, but it is still on the table.

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