Bradford cleared waivers Monday, making him a free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Arizona marked the fourth stop of Bradford's career, but his 2018 campaign lasted all of three appearances before coach Steve Wilks pulled him in favor of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. During his time on the field, Bradford posted a career-worst 62.5 QB rating, which was fueled by a miserable 5.0 yards per attempt and two touchdowns versus four interceptions on 80 passes. Despite not making an appearance on Cardinals injury reports this season, Bradford reportedly didn't practice the five weeks before his release due to longstanding issues with his left knee, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN. As a result, any organization interested in Bradford will expose the veteran signal-caller to a physical to scrutinize his health.
Bradford was released by the Cardinals on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bradford signed a one-year, $20 million contract with Arizona in March and began the season as the starting quarterback, but has been relegated to third-string duties. The 30-year-old completed 50 of 80 passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns, four interceptions and two lost fumbles before being replaced by rookie Josh Rosen late in the Week 3 loss to the Bears. Bradford will hope to latch on elsewhere after a disastrous stint with the Cardinals, though his potential contract could make that a reason teams look elsewhere.
Bradford (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. As expected, Bradford has yielded the No. 2 job to Mike Glennon after losing the starting QB gig to Josh Rosen last weekend. Unless something happens to the duo, Bradford seems destined to be deactivated on game day for the foreseeable future.
Bradford is expected to be the Cardinals' No. 3 quarterback moving forward, resulting in inactive status on game days, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. The Cardinals won't officially confirm their Week 4 inactives until about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 PM ET kickoff, but Bradford seemingly will be wearing street clothes with the Seahawks in town. Coach Steve Wilks will thus trust in Josh Rosen as the starting quarterback, with Mike Glennon backing up the 2018 first-round pick.
Bradford (pectoral) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. As if getting demoted to backup quarterback behind a rookie wasn't enough, Bradford dealt with a pectoral injury this week, limiting him Wednesday and Thursday before taking every rep Friday. He'll enter the weekend with a clean bill of health, but snaps on Sundays will be difficult to come by unless something befalls Josh Rosen.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||@New York Giants||13||18.75|
|8||10/27||@New Orleans Saints||28||22.78|
|9||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|10||11/10||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|11||11/17||@San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|13||12/01||Los Angeles Rams||17||19.63|
|17||12/29||@Los Angeles Rams||17||19.63|
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|3 Year Avg||70.7||1553||8||3||19||0||101|