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Report: Eagles discussing contract extension with Sam Bradford

Eagles are discussing a possible contract extension with oft-injured quarterback Sam Bradford.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are discussing a possible short-term contract extension with quarterback Sam Bradford in efforts of keeping him on the team beyond this season, reports ESPN.com’s Ed Werder.

The 27-year old Bradford is in the final season of a six-year, $78 million deal he signed when the Rams selected him the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

He is scheduled to make $12.98 million in base salary and is the Philadelphia's highest paid player this season. Bradford will cost $16.58 million against the team’s salary cap.

Bradford missed the the entire 2014 season after having surgery to repair a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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He took most of the first-team snaps during training camp after receiving clearance to participate fully in practice. Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley are in Eagles camp competing for snaps and possible backup positions.

Bradford, who was traded from the Rams to Philadelphia for quarterback Nick Foles in March, wore a brace on his knee during the first day of Eagles organized team activities in May and was only a limited participant in during drills with the team’s other quarterbacks. He also missed the final nine games of the 2013 season after tearing his left ACL.

He has only played 49 of a possible 80 regular season games in his five NFL seasons because of his injuries.

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