Rams Sign No. 1 Overall Pick Bradford
Sam Bradford (AP/Jeff Roberson)
Sam Bradford (AP/Jeff Roberson)
Posted Jul 30, 2010
Howard Balzer

It's finally done. The St. Louis Rams have signed Sam Bradford.

The Rams have reached a contract agreement with Bradford on a six-year contract worth a reported $78 million. The deal can max out at $86 million and apparently includes the magic number of $50 million guaranteed.

In the coming days, we'll see the reality of the contract and how it actually breaks down. For example, the $41.7 million widely quoted as the guaranteed money in quarterback Matthew Stafford's contract last year was actually $17.05 million, although most of the other "practical" guarantees would be reached when certain playing-time levels were achieved and a second-year option bonus was paid.

Stafford was paid that technically non-guaranteed option bonus of more than $17 million this year, and Bradford's deal likely includes something similar.

Bradford is expected to be on the field Saturday afternoon for the first full-squad practice of training camo. It begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

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