When the Rams hit the practice field at 3:30 p.m. today for the start of training camp, quarterback Sam Bradford will be “full-go” according to coach Jeff Fisher. “Sam is in great shape,” Fisher said. “He’s ready to go. We don’t have (reservations) — right now as we speak, as camp starts — he’s full-go. If we need to back him down here and there, we’ll back him down.” Fisher dropped a pretty good hint that Bradford may not play in the preseason opener two weeks from today against visiting New Orleans. But if Bradford doesn’t play versus the Saints, Fisher said it won’t be injury-related. “If he doesn’t play in the first preseason game, it’s not because he can’t,” Fisher said. “It’ll be (because) it’s our choice not to play him. But he will play in the preseason.” Fisher noted that Bradford once again brought the team’s receivers to Oklahoma during the summer break to work with him. And that’s a pretty clear sign that his season-ending knee injury last October and subsequent surgery no longer is an issue. A more measured approach will be taken with offensive tackle Jake Long, whose knee surgery took place later in the offseason than Bradford’s. “Jake is right on course right now,” Fisher said. “I think if we’re smart, he’ll be limited to start camp. He’ll participate in individual (drills) and do some stuff. And we’ll just start building the reps and building him into practice.” Otherwise, it’s a pretty clean slate injury-wise as the Rams begin their 20th training camp since the move to St. Louis.
Fisher says Bradford is 'full-go'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jul 25