Roseman: Eagles Are Negotiating With Bradford

Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman reiterated that the Eagles want to re-sign Sam Bradford.

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Eagles are in negotiations to re-sign Sam Bradford, Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman said separately today at the combine.

“It’s never productive to talk about an ongoing negotiation, but we’ve been pretty clear we’d like to have Sam back,” Roseman said. “One of the great things about the combine is you get everyone together in one place. When you have pending free agents, you’re able to talk to those representatives face-to-face and eye-to-eye.”

Roseman added that the Eagles would “run into Tom Condon (Bradford’s agent) in the next couple of days.”

In addition to questions about the Eagles’ interest in bringing Bradford back, some have wondered if the quarterback wants to return. Pederson believes Bradford wants to stay in Philadelphia.

“Being a player in his shoes, you have to want to be somewhere,” Pederson said. “And I think Sam wants to be in Philadelphia.”

Many people predict at least three quarterbacks will be selected in the first round of the draft, namely California’s Jared Goff, North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch. However, Pederson said the Eagles’ interactions and observations with those players won’t impact their final decision on Bradford.

“Not at all,” Pederson said. “These kids are talented. There’s several, I think, can have opportunities in the National Football League. But by no means does it affect what we do in our current situation.”

Both Pederson and Roseman declined to answer whether they’d use the franchise tag on Bradford, but they also said they have backup plan in case the quarterback doesn’t return.