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Eagles Unlikely To Receive 2016 Draft Pick As Part Of Sam Bradford Trade

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Eagles are nearing the point where they won’t receive a draft as part of the Sam Bradford trade with the Rams.

According to La Canfora’s sources, the agreement between the two teams included conditions involving Bradford’s playing time, and not his performance. The Eagles won’t receive a draft pick Bradford once he’s reached 50 percent of the team’s snaps.

La Canfora mentions that if Bradford were to play less 50 percent of the team’s snaps, the Eagles would get a fourth-round pick. Had he not played a single snap, Philadelphia would have received a third-round pick.

In the end, the Eagles will have parted with QB Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick, and their 2016 second-round pick in return for Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick.

There had been talk that the two sides were open to negotiating an extension, but La Canfora reports that those talks “did not advance into a deep negotiating stage.”

However, it looks like Bradford will play out the season before testing the open market next year.

Bradford, 27, is in the final year of his six-year, $78 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $12.985 million for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.

This season, Bradford has thrown for 1,561 yards while completing 63.2 percent of his passes to go along with nine touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players.