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Sam Bradford unlikely to play Friday, Jake Long out

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The Rams have three offensive starters coming back from injuries that forced them to injured reserve last season and it doesn’t look like any of them will play in the team’s preseason opener against the Saints.

Coach Jeff Fisher ruled out left tackle Jake Long, who is returning from a torn ACL, and said that it was unlikely that either quarterback Sam Bradford or center Scott Wells would be on the field on Friday. Fisher said that it wasn’t a matter of Bradford, who also tore his ACL, not being ready to play.

“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. But he’ll get plenty of snaps with the starters because he needs to, he needs to get out there and work with Scott and the rest of the guys. But it’s not because he can’t, it’s because it’s our choice; as I have said before I’m really pleased with where he is and what he’s doing. You see every day at practice he’s doing something, that you just go, ‘That’s Sam’, that’s what we expect from him.”

Shaun Hill, Austin Davis and Garrett Gilbert will handle the quarterbacking duties for the Rams in the opener. Bradford, Long and Wells will get their next chance to suit up for a game on August 16.

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10 Responses to “Sam Bradford unlikely to play Friday, Jake Long out”
  1. jshawaii22 says: Aug 6, 2014 3:40 PM

    And the NFL will tell you that charging full price for a ticket is OK for this ‘game’…


  2. thirstymofo says: Aug 6, 2014 3:42 PM

    Bradford is unlikely to “play” during the regular season too.

  3. bassplucker says: Aug 6, 2014 3:50 PM

    “Jake Long out.”

    I think Rams fans will be hearing that a lot this year.

  4. dalcow4 says: Aug 6, 2014 3:55 PM

    All these injuries make me worry Jeff Fisher won’t get to his usual 7-9.

  5. garyridgway says: Aug 6, 2014 4:24 PM

    Meh, its pre season. I’ll save my material for the regular season.

    But I would kick myself if I didn’t tell the Rams fans to make sure they know their “Rams Rules” lol.

    If you don’t know what i’m talking about type in “Rams Rules” on youtube for a good laugh.

  6. JackedUpSports says: Aug 6, 2014 4:27 PM

    It’s year 5, people. Sam Bradford is officially a bust

  7. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 6, 2014 4:33 PM

    What happen to Sam Bradford?
    Gosh, it just seems like he vanished away in the last 2-3 years.
    What a waste!

  8. schmitty2 says: Aug 6, 2014 4:43 PM

    dalcow4 says:Aug 6, 2014 3:55 PM

    All these injuries make me worry Jeff Fisher won’t get to his usual 7-9.

    Considering who you cheer for… a team with a qb coming off back surgery and quite possibly the worst defense in the whole league, I would probably withhold talking smack about another team if I were you.

  9. SeattleJones says: Aug 6, 2014 6:00 PM

    You can argue whether or not he’s a bust, but tha fact is Bradford has an $18 million cap hit this year.

    That’s gotta be the worst deal in the league, right?

  10. bdenny1954 says: Aug 7, 2014 3:03 PM

    I really think this could be sam bradfords year to shine. the pieces are all there for him to be just get everyone healthy and watch out for the rams.

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