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Sam Bradford ends holdout, rescinds trade demand

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The Philadelphia Eagles are in the middle of phase two of their offseason workout program, and it would appear quarterback Sam Bradford has ended his holdout. His agent told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that he has rescinded his trade request, and will report back. This followed Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin saying on the radio that Bradford is expected at voluntary workouts this week. Additionally, Eagles beat writer Zach Berman said that Bradford attended the team's voluntary minicamp last month.

Bradford never had any leverage with the Eagles. He was pissed off the team traded up to the No. 2 pick, but a holdout was all he could do. I have no problem with that threat, but eventually you either have to just stop, or accept the reality of the situation. And getting paid $11 million to potentially lose your job to a rookie is not exactly the worst thing in the world. It's not ideal for a competitor, but given that Bradford only got a two-year deal, it's no surprise he surrendered on this one.

We have not heard a similar comment that Colin Kaepernick's agent has rescinded his trade request. However, he is in camp and has seemingly not raised any issues thus far. Given that he reported on time and has been at the facility throughout, I don't think it is nearly as much of an issue. It potentially creates some measure of awkwardness, but this whole thing is a business and I think other veterans understand things at this point. Whether that's the case when Week 1 arrives is another question we're left to consider for the next three and a half months.

That basically leaves us with one quarterback still trying to figure out his situation. Free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets remain at odds. There are not really any significant options for Fitzpatrick at this point. He could be a backup somewhere, or he could be the starter in New Jersey. The Jets drafted Christian Hackenberg, but I imagine the Jets would prefer to have one more year of Fitzpatrick.