Although initial reports have indicated that both the Browns and the Bills may have expressed varying degrees of interest in acquiring Sam Bradford, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com writes that, as of Tuesday, no team has contacted the Rams to discuss trading for the quarterback. Per Rapoport, the Rams have asked Bradford to accept a pay cut — when he declined, St. Louis allowed Bradford’s agent to determine if there was a market for his client. But no team has stepped forward, so far, and Rapoport adds that the Rams expect hefty compensation for Bradford, noting that a team would have to “extraordinarily desperate” to meet St. Louis’ demands.
Here’s more from the NFC West:
- The Cardinals recently restructured the contract of receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and now they might be looking to tweak the deal of another veteran. Arizona general manager Steve Keim told reporters, including Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com (Twitter link), that the club has had a dialogue with defensive lineman Darnell Dockett about working out a new deal. Dockett’s 2015 cap hit of $9.8MM is the fifth-highest figure on the Cardinals’ roster.
- Both Bradford and Rams tackle Jake Long are coming off their second ACL tear in as many seasons, and Long’s future in St. Louis is just as murky as Bradford’s. Greg Robinson is slated to be the Rams’ left tackle next season, but head coach Jeff Fisher said there have been discussions about retaining Long, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.
- Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch took a stab at guessing Stan Kroenke’s next move. When the Chargers and Raiders formed an alliance and announced plans to build a stadium together in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, it wasn’t the best news for the Rams owner. Now, those who are familiar with Kroenke expect him to operate on multiple tracks in order to guarantee himself a positive outcome.
Zach Links contributed to this post.