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NFL personnel believe Rams, Vikings have discussed Sam Bradford trade

Sam Bradford trade rumors: St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings talking deal?Sam Bradford was en route to a career-year in 2013 before a knee injury cut his season short. (G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)

When the offseason began, the St. Louis Rams were adamant about their commitment to starting quarterback Sam Bradford. But as the 2014 NFL draft has neared, that commitment has seemingly waned, with reports suggesting St. Louis is open to drafting a quarterback in the first round.

Such a move remains to be seen, but it's the belief of many around the league that the Rams and Minnesota Vikings have engaged in trade talks surrounding Sam Bradford, this according to Jason La Canfora who appeared on CBS Sports 920's the Morning After Show.

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"There are people in the league who believe there have been discussions with the Vikings. Rams people have denied any conversations whatsoever. The bottom line is if they don't take a quarterback, they're not trading Sam Bradford. There's so much uncertainty in this draft that it'd be difficult to put the horse before the cart ... all these things are tied together.

"The Rams are going to talk to a lot of teams between now and whenever their first pick is, continue to gauge the market."

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St. Louis has been rumored to have interest in former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, though such talk could be nothing more than a smokescreen.

It's likely any trade involving Bradford would require the quarterback to restructure his albatross of a contract (he's poised to count more than $17 million against the cap in 2014).

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