The Rams will be bringing Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford to team headquarters on April 12, according to Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
As Balzer explains, the April 12 visit will entail at most a physical; however, players are not permitted to work out at a team’s facilities.
But here’s where it gets interesting. Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently reported that Rams G.M. Billy Devaney and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmer met with Bradford in Florida.
Per a league source with extensive knowledge of the applicable rules, visits with incoming rookies may occur in only three locations: the given team’s facility, the player’s hometown, or the city in which the player’s college is located.
For Bradford, none of those options is Florida. Bradford went to school in Norman, Oklahoma, and he hails from Oklahoma City.
So why Florida? Bradford has been working out at Athletes Performance Institute in Pensacola.
We’re in the process of confirming whether the meeting indeed occurred in Florida. If it did, and if our source’s command of the rules is accurate, this one could get interesting.
Either way, a meeting will happen on April 12, only 10 days before the draft. And there’s a chance that, by that time, the Rams will know enough about him to begin negotiating a possible contract.