Sam Bradford Says He Expects to Be Back Sunday for the Eagles

Sam Bradford said Wednesday that “barring any setbacks,” he expects to play when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the New England Patriots on Sunday, Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com reports.

Bradford missed the Eagles’ last two games after being injured in the 20-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Bradford left the Miami game with a concussion and a separated left shoulder. He was cleared through the NFL concussion protocol, but he was held out of last week’s game in Detroit because of the shoulder.

Bradford practiced with the Eagles both Tuesday and Wednesday.

“I feel much better than I did at this point last week,” Bradford said. “I’m much more comfortable out there with what I’ve been able to do on the field. It’s starting to feel good.”

Mark Sanchez started the past two games, which the Eagles lost by a combined score of 90-31.

The Eagles (4-7) are only one game behind NFC East leaders Washington and New York, both at 5-6.

“Anytime you lose, it’s tough,” Bradford said. “When you’re hurt and you’re not able to be out there fighting with your guys, it’s been tough.

“The good news is we’re only a game back in our division. Obviously, the season hasn’t gone the way we hoped for. That being said, we’re still in a position to get on a roll here and make the playoffs. Every game from here on out is important.”

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