Dealing with the recovery process of his torn ACL suffered against the Carolina Panthers last season, St. Louis Rams head coach held quarterback Sam Bradford out of Friday night’s opening preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.
“He’s done everything we needed to see right now at practice,” coach Jeff Fisher said. “So he’s going to play in the preseason, unlikely that he’s going to play this week.
The Rams have been playing it cautious with Bradford as to make sure that he is 100% healthy for the week one home opener against the Minnesota Vikings. It would be disappointing if the Rams pushed Bradford too hard and have him aggravate his knee.
However, it looks like we will finally get to see Bradford in game action for the first time since last season, on Friday against the Packers. In Saturday’s press conference Fisher stated,
“Yeah, he’s going to play. I haven’t decided how much but yeah he’s going to play this week.”
There will be many eyes on Bradford as the Rams success relies on how well the franchise quarterback plays and if he can stay healthy. Bradford was off to his best start in the NFL before getting injured last season, and many will be expecting him to pick up where he left off.
As Fisher said, it isn’t known how much Bradford will play, but it’s probably safe to assume it won’t be a whole lot. Most likely it will only be for an offensive series or two.
Along with Bradford, Fisher expects most of the 18 players who didn’t play against Saints to see action in the team’s second preseason game. Starters who didnt play included Michael Brockers, , Trumaine Johnson, Janoris Jenkins, and Jake Long.
The St. Louis Rams will play the Green Bay Packers this upcoming Friday at 3PM CT in the Edward Jones Dome