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Rams look to restructure Sam Bradford's contract

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Sam Bradford is set to make $12.985 million in the final year of his rookie contract, a number that is much too high for the injury-plagued quarterback.

According to the St. Louis Dispatch's Jim Thomas, the St. Louis Rams will seek to restructure the deal of the former No. 1 overall pick.

Bradford tore his ACL for the second time last year, missing all of the 2014 season. He's missed 25 of the past 32 games and 31 total over his five-year career.

How the Rams attempt to slice Bradford's contract will be interesting to follow. Thomas suggests the possibility of lopping off a portion and converting it into a series of incentives to allow the quarterback a chance to recoup some of the money.

The Rams could cut Bradford outright saving $12.985 million against the cap. However, at the moment St. Louis doesn't have a better signal-caller solution -- Shaun Hill is a free agent and Austin Davis remains unproven.

The jury is still out on Bradford's NFL career after he was shaky even during his last full season in 2012. At the moment the team and the player appear to need each other. As far as the Rams are concerned, however, the current price tag needs to come down for them to remain wedded.

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