Morning Notes: Matthews, Barwin Speak To Bradford
Sounds like Sam Bradford‘s silent treatment is reserved for coaches and management only.
Two Eagles players recently told independent media outlets that they have spoken with Bradford while he’s been away from the NovaCare.
“A couple of us have been able to [talk to him],” Jordan Matthews told CSN Philly, “but at the same time, we understand that Sam is Sam. The way everybody else deals with certain things may not be the way that he does. Sam is a very private person. He’s going to do things on his time, and certain people do certain things on other people’s time, it’s just the way it is. You’ve got to understand that he’s not you, and he’s going to figure out what he wants to do. None of us can pull his arm and make him do something…You’ve just got to respect that. At the end of the day, we know we want him here so we just continue to reach out and whenever that time comes we can get it rolling.”
Matthews wouldn’t speculate about whether Bradford will return, but said the quarterback will have support should he decide to do so.
“Sam’s the guy for the job. He’s the best quarterback that we have on the roster. He’s the guy, that’s why we signed him back,” said Matthews. “We want him here, all the guys believe in him — I’m one of the main guys that believes in him — so if he does decide to come back or walk through that door, man, I’ll be one of the first guys to be really excited and just ready to get to work with him.”
Connor Barwin told 97.5 The Fanatic that he talked with the quarterback a couple days after everything went down.
“I don’t want to speak for him, I’m sure at some point you guys will have a chance to talk to him, but I think he wasn’t…didn’t see this coming, was caught off guard,” said Barwin. “But I think it’s all going to work out just fine.”
Barwin understands why the Eagles decided to move up to get Carson Wentz, acknowledging that it’s a quarterback league and if you identify one that you like, it makes sense to go grab him. Matthews believes the Eagles got the right one.
“I think we got the best out of the two [between Wentz and Jared Goff] and the best out of the bunch,” said Matthews. “I talked to him a couple times, very sharp kid — I say kid, we’re the same age; he’s basically a man already coming into the league — so I’m really excited to get him into the building and get to know him a little bit more.”
Eagles sign two more draft picks
The Eagles agreed to terms with linemen Isaac Seumalo and Halapoulivaati Vaitai on Friday. That leaves Wentz as the only member of the Eagles 2016 draft class not under contract.