Eagles QB Sam Bradford Expects To Play Sunday Vs. Patriots, Barring Setbacks

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The Philadelphia Eagles might have their starting quarterback back under center Sunday in Foxboro.

Sam Bradford told reporters he expects to make his return this weekend against the New England Patriots after missing two games with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

“Barring any setbacks, I expect to (start),” Bradford told reporters Tuesday, per Philly.com. “But at the end of the day, that’s going to be up to Coach and the training staff, if they feel I’m ready to go out there and play at a high level.”

Former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has started in place of Bradford, who returned to practice Tuesday, one day after Eagles coach Chip Kelly declared the latter would start, if healthy.

Bradford struggled in the first few weeks of the season but had started to turn the corner some, especially in the two weeks before suffering the injury. He completed 72 percent of his passes for 531 yards and two touchdowns in games against the Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 8) and Miami Dolphins (Nov. 15).

On the season, Bradford has completed 63.9 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 82.4 rating.

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