NFC West Blog
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructive left knee surgery in November. And he wants you to know that he really means it.
"You're not gonna hear a head coach say he has a player on his team that's not ahead of schedule coming off an ACL," Fisher said. "Everybody says they're all ahead of schedule. But [Bradford] is realistically way ahead of schedule. He's working hard."
Bradford won't do much at the start of the Rams' offseason workout program this week. Fisher said Bradford will be throwing at some point in mid-June during OTAs. He is expected to be healthy by the beginning of training camp.
As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something in return for a player they were going to get rid of soon anyway.
Pro Football Talk first reported that the Raiders have traded the athletic QB to the Seahawks. PFT adds that the 49ers were also very interested in dealing for Pryor, but Seattle won out. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Raiders received a seventh-round pick in the deal.
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most recently, Lattimore said in February that he was close to 100 percent. A couple of months later, Lattimore is way past being "close."
"If I prove it in practice, I don't think there's no excuse why I can't play," Lattimore told GoGamecocks.com. "I'm ready."
The South Carolina product is only 22 years old.
Brandon Lloyd's career looked like it was over after he spent all of last season without a roster spot anywhere. Now his career will continue and perhaps end where it began. Lloyd signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday. The 49ers drafted Lloyd in the fourth round in 2003, and he spent three seasons there before moving on to the Redskins, Bears, Broncos, Rams, and most recently, Patriots.
Lloyd, who turns 33 in July, caught 74 passes for more than 900 yards in his one season with New England in 2012.
A couple of hours following a report that wide receiver Sidney Rice was visiting the Jets, the Seahawks have re-signed Rice to a one-year deal. Rice, 27, is coming off of ACL surgery, but he was cleared for football activities a couple of days ago. He has played the past three seasons in Seattle. The Seahawks released him in February, but they brought him back at a presumably low price because they don't have a ton of wide receiver depth.