Rams trade QB Sam Bradford to Eagles for QB Nick Foles

The St. Louis Rams have traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation.
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The St. Louis Rams have traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and draft-pick compensation, the Eagles announced on Tuesday.

The Eagles will receive St. Louis' fifth-round draft pick this year. The Rams acquire Philadelphia's fourth-round pick in this year's draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2016 draft. Philadelphia will retain the second-round pick if Bradford plays less than 50 percent of the Eagles' offensive snaps next season, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Bradford sat out this season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game in August. He was limited to only seven games in 2013 with the same injury.

Last month, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Bradford, 27, is ahead of schedule on his rehabilitation. Fisher also was asked about a report that Bradford had been granted permission to seek a trade.

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"I was surprised to hear that -- not surprised -- but no, that's inaccurate," Fisher said in February. "We talked about what our plans are for him."

Over 49 career games, Bradford, 27, has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for more than 11,000 yards with 59 touchdowns and 38 interceptions. Bradford was set to make $13 million in 2015 as part of a six-year, $78 million rookie contract with a reported $50 million in guaranteed money.​

St. Louis went 6-10 and finished last in the NFC West last season.​

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Foles led the Eagles to a 6-2 record before breaking his collarbone during a Nov. 2 win over the Houston Texans. During those eight games, Foles passed for 2,163 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The previous season, Foles led the Eagles to an 8-2 record as a starter.

When Foles went down with the injury this season, Mark Sanchez took over as the starter and guided Philadelphia to a 4-4 mark. The Eagles finished in second place in the NFC East, behind the Dallas Cowboys, and failed to make the playoffs. 

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