The good news is that Sam Bradford did practice on Friday. The bad news is that Bradford was very limited and didn’t do much more than a walkthrough. Bradford’s ankle is still extremely sore, and coach Steve Spagnuolo said he will be day-to-day heading into Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. Honestly, I don’t really know what to make of Bradford’s chances to play. I want to say that I think he’ll be out there, but it sounds like he was very limited in what he could do today. Hopefully things will improve before gametime, but I doubt we will know anything until Sunday morning unless things get worse.
As far as Chris Long goes, he did not practice Friday and his status is still up in the air as well. Spags didn’t have much to say about Long after practice other than calling him day-to-day, so we’ll see. Like I said yesterday, If I had to put money on it I’d say he will play, but the fact that he couldn’t go today is certainly a concern. Darian Stewart still hasn’t been cleared for contact, and it’s starting to look like a long shot that he will play. Spags sounded more concerned about Stewart’s status than the others, but nothing definitive has come out as of yet.
The one piece of good news was that Justin Bannan was able to do more today, and the coaching staff was encouraged with his participation. There’s certainly a chance that he plays Sunday, but a lot will depend on how his body responds after going on Friday. Also, Donnie Jones was still hurting on Friday but apparently will punt Sunday unless something crazy happens.