Despite Sam Bradford injury, Rams won't owe Eagles pick

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Sunday wasn't a good day for current or former St. Louis Rams quarterbacks as Nick Foles struggled in the Rams' loss to Chicago and Philadelphia's Sam Bradford left his team's loss to Miami with a shoulder injury and concussion.

Bradford's injury comes at a most inopportune time for the Eagles.

According to Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan, Bradford suffered a concussion and an injured left shoulder in the third quarter of Philadelphia's 20-19 loss to the Dolphins. The Eagles announced that X-rays on Bradford's shoulder were negative, but further tests would be needed.

Bradford, of course, struggled with injury issues when he was with the Rams, missing 41 games in five seasons.

Sunday's game against the Dolphins was Bradford's ninth start of the season, putting him at well over half of his team's snaps this year. That's significant because if he plays more than half of the snaps for the Eagles this year, the Rams do not owe the Eagles any draft picks as part of the deal.

So the Rams will receive a 2016 second-round pick from the Eagles and no further compensation will go back to Philadelphia. Not that either team is faring all that well with quarterbacks acquired in the deal as both teams are 4-5 this season, but the Rams at least have another draft pick looking ahead.


A roundup of Sunday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... We opened the day with the news that the Rams added rubber padding around the field at the Edward Jones Dome. ... Wes Welker made his debut with the Rams on Sunday. ... In Rapid Reaction, we examined Foles' latest struggles. ... Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson and I handed out game balls in video format. ... Aaron Donald was up and Foles was down in this week's edition of Up/Down.