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St. Louis Rams sticking with Sam Bradford

The most noteworthy bit of information to come out of the St. Louis Rams' introductory news conference for offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti on Friday was that the team wholly supports quarterback Sam Bradford.

Cignetti spent the past three years as Bradford's quarterback coach. Jeff Fisher said he consulted with the injured quarterback before the internal promotion. The head coach went so far as to say that if Bradford had any objections to Cignetti taking over:

"We wouldn't be sitting here right now," Fisher said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"As it should be," Cignetti chimed in.

If there was any doubt whether Bradford would be wearing a Rams helmet as the starter, Fisher was asked directly if he wanted the quarterback to return in 2015:

"That's correct, yes," Fisher said. "He's been in the building since the season ended. He's doing well."

Well, all right then. Let the "Sam Bradford 2015" banners fly!

Whether the lack of options on the open market and draft led Fisher to believe the signal-caller who missed 25 of his past 32 games was his best option remains a question.

The Rams' coach, however, backed off earlier comments that the team would bring in "competition" for Bradford. Instead Fisher used the word "options."

"It's not as much from the standpoint of challenging Sam," Fisher said. "It's to have options. We don't know what that looks like right now. We don't know if that's draft, if that's free agency, or what that looks like. But when we line up in September, we'll have somebody there."

Cignetti added Bradford is doing "great" in rehab from his second ACL injury.

The Ramsstill hope to restructure the 27-year-old's contract entering its final season -- he's set to make $12.985 million. Don't think Bradford's agent won't bring up Fisher's glowing comments every time those discussions take place.

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