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Rams QB Bradford trying to bluff St. Louis into allowing him to keep nearly $13 mill

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By Anthony Caruso III – March 5, 2015, 11:26 PM EST

Sam Bradford has missed nearly the past two seasons with a torn ACL. Yet, the player, who has only played in seven games over the past two years, still wants to be paid like he’s started all 32 games.

Bradford, the St. Louis Rams starting quarterback, hasn’t given the team salary cap relief by taking a pay cut. He’s reportedly due $12.985 million for the upcoming season.

Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams NFL Quarterback Austin Davis

Sam Bradford (Getty Images)

At the moment, he’s resistant to take anything less. Even if he did take less, there’s other ways around getting the money back since he’ll still be a member of the Rams.

He could get the extra money in the form of a signing bonus or incentives on his playing performance.

He may also be calling the Rams bluff right now since they don’t have a quality starter on the roster at the moment. They did have rookie Austin Davis start last season; however, the team still considers Bradford the franchise quarterback.

If the team did release him – which is very slim – the team would recoup his entire salary in cap relief. Cutting ties would even be worse than at the moment, because it would give the team a black hole at the position.

Then, the team would have to find a stop-gap quarterback, like the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills recently did by signing Josh McCown and trading for Matt Cassel, respectively.

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