Sam Bradford joined the Philadelphia Eagles’ organized team activities (OTAs) for the first time since the trade that brought him to the team from the St. Louis Rams. The quarterback stated that his ailing left knee is feeling good after competitive drills.
"It's nice to be out there with the guys, getting a feel for this offense and actually running the plays we're going to run," Bradford, who has torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) twice the last two years, told Philly.com. "I think the past couple of weeks have gone really well. As far as percentage [of recovery], I'm not sure, but the [left] knee feels really good."
The Eagles acquired Bradford in a trade involving previous starting quarterback Nick Foles earlier in the offseason. The former is expected to take over the starting QB spot when he’s fully recovered from the knee injury. According to the report, Bradford joined the OTAs, throwing in 7-on-7 practices, but did not join the full-team session.
"It is an important factor," Bradford added in the article referring to a question about a cartilage loss. "If there were more damage, you'd be looking at even a longer recovery time."
The 27-year-old Bradford, who was the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, played for the St. Louis Rams in his first five years in the league before being dealt to Philadelphia. For his career, Bradford has accumulated 11,065 passing yards with 59 touchdowns against 38 interceptions.