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May 09, 2016

Sam Bradford returns to Eagles, releases statement

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The Prodigal Sleeves.

Sam Bradford returned to the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, after a three-week long hissy fit directed at Eagles management for trading up for quarterback Carson Wentz in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Here's he is, via the Eagles' Twitter account:

The Eagles promised they would welcome Bradford back with open arms whenever he returned, and it appears they have.


Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, had previously threatened that Bradford would not report to the NovaCare Complex until mandatory camps in June. Bradford released an official statement upon his return.

“My attention and efforts are focused on the participation in and preparation for a championship season: I am committed to my teammates and the Eagles organization for nothing less.”

Bradford is committed to his teammates, except for the part where he demanded to be traded away from them, and thought that they, not he, needed to be upgraded in the draft.

He's also focused on the participation and preparation for a championship season, except for the part where he went on strike after pocketing $5.5 million of an $11 million signing bonus.

So, yeah, good to have you back, Sleeves.

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