By Annie Ross
Eagles Sam Bradford and Fletcher Cox have both been no-shows at voluntary OTA’s.
Big boss Howie Boy Roseman has played nice with defensive gem Cox, whom he hopes to sign soon to an extension, but:
The Eagles are taking a harder line on Bradford, with coach Doug Pederson implying that Bradford may lose out on being the starter if he continues to miss time.
“I think (Bradford remaining the starter) depends on how and when he does come back and how fast we can catch him up and put him back in that situation and see where he’s at, at that time,” Pederson said on Saturday night. “It’s all about evaluation, and he’s in that evaluation process. But as I’ve said in the past, he was one and Chase (Daniel) is two, and we’re moving on from there.”
If Bradford misses all the OTAs — and there are no indications he will return any time soon — first-round pick Carson Wentz will benefit. He will be at the team’s rookie camp May 13-15, and at OTAs, along with Daniel and that other, forgotten quarterback, McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
“Anybody that’s not in any of the 32 offseason programs is losing valuable time at that club, so anybody that’s not in the offseason program, yes, would lose the time,” Pederson said.
Bradford has gone into hiding.
He’s not taking calls from anyone on the Eagles and he hasn’t been seen nor heard from since storming out of the NovaCare Complex on April 20 after learning of the team’s trade up to the No. 2 pick in the draft to select Wentz.