While speaking to the media at the Combine in Indianapolis last week, Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman reiterated that the Eagles want to have quarterback Sam Bradford back with the team in 2016 and that negotiations to make that happen are ongoing.
They also reportedly increased their bid for Bradford’s services. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Eagles put a bigger deal on the table during this week’s talks with Bradford, who will become a free agent March 9 if he doesn’t sign a deal or receive a franchise/transition tag from the Eagles.
There are no numbers in the report nor any indication of how much of a jump the latest offer might be over previous ones, but Garafolo reports it is “at the top of his expected range on the open market” and that it is part of a “strong push” ahead of the start of free agency and the two-day “legal tampering” window that allows players to talk to other teams that immediately precedes it.
If Bradford responds to that push, the Eagles should be re-signing another current member of the team in an offseason that’s already seen plenty of that in Philadelphia.