Contract Talks Between QB Sam Bradford And Rams Draw Closer

The long-awaited contract talks between the Rams and rookie quarterback Sam Bradford will likely get under way next week.

Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, who will return from a brief vacation early next week, plans to get together with Bradford's agent, Tom Condon, whose home base is the St. Louis suburb of Clayton.

Bradford won't be directly involved with the negotiations.

"That's why I hired an agent," he told reporters in Oklahoma this week. "I don't want to deal with any of that stuff. That stuff's all on (Condon). I've done my part to get myself here. Now, it's his job to get me in camp."

Bradford, the No. 1 overall choice in the 2010 draft, is in position for a huge contract. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, chosen first overall by the Detroit Lions in 2009, signed a six-year deal worth $72 million, with $41.75 million guaranteed.

Bradford will probably command between $45 million to $50 million in guaranteed dollars.

Fantasy Impact: 

Right now Bradford is a better prospect for keeper leagues than redraft leagues, but reporting to camp on time would increase his chances of making an immediate impact.

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