When the Rams begin the on-field portion of their OTAs next week, they’re going to have one of their offseason’s biggest question marks on the field, but not the other.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, quarterback Sam Bradford will be ready to return, but left tackle Jake Long will not.
Both are coming off knee surgery, and both are expected to be there for the start of the regular season.
Bradford’s torn ACL came in late October, while Long’s was in December, making his delayed timetable reasonable.
The Rams used the second pick in the NFL Draft on Auburn tackle Greg Robinson, which indicates they were thinking about life after Long anyway.
But Bradford’s return is worth watching, as they try to figure out what to do with him in the future. They’ve committed to him as a starter, and didn’t draft someone to push him, so now the only question is what to do about his contract.