Kelly: Eagles QB Sam Bradford (knee) won't play in preseason opener - [Full Article]

QB Sam Bradford will not play in the Eagles' preseason opener.

"Sam will not play. That was my decision. Sam is not happy about it,'' Kelly said. "I just felt he's only been out here a couple of weeks.''

Kelly went on to say that Bradford is fine — and the fact is he has not missed one day of practice, or even one drill in practice says volumes— it was just his decision to give him another week.

"It's just my call,'' Kelly said. "There's a fine line. You watch (Washington tight end) Niles Paul, who's a good player, go down last night. He's done for the year. We went back and forth about it, but it was my decision.''

Kelly did say Bradford would go against the Ravens all week in practice next week and play against them, Saturday, Aug. 22.

Fantasy Impact: 

Bradford has not missed a rep in practice, so it sounds like Kelly -- who invoked the name of Niles Paul, lost for the season with a dislocated ankle -- is just being careful with his quarterback.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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