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Bradford, Rams agree to record deal

Quarterback Sam Bradford agreed to a record-setting contract with the St. Louis Rams, an NFL source said Friday night.

Bradford, the top overall selection in the NFL draft in April out of Oklahoma, agreed to a six-year deal with the Rams that includes approximately $50 million in guaranteed money, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed.

Bradford's deal includes more than $8 million more in guaranteed money than the $41.7 million in the contract that last year's top overall draft pick, quarterback Matthew Stafford, signed with the Detroit Lions.

That was the previous record for an NFL rookie.

According to a source, Bradford's contract has an overall value of $78 million. The deal can be worth as much as $86 million, the source said, if Bradford reaches all of his incentives.

The Rams' first full-squad practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturday.

By Mark Maske  |  July 30, 2010; 10:37 PM ET  | Category:  Rams Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I seriously hope that the new CBA has a rookie payscale included, because these deals are becoming more and more asinine for untested, unproven players.

Posted by: ozpunk | July 31, 2010 1:05 PM

Deals like this one seriously undercut the league's claims of financial distress.

Posted by: rufus_t_firefly | July 31, 2010 8:50 AM

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