Sam Bradford didn’t work outside with his new teammates Tuesday, instead staying inside to meet with the Cardinals’ medical and training staff to formulate a plan to keep him healthy.
“We’ll identify what Sam needs to do, and put him on a program that’s based on him, the individual,” strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris said, via Darren Urban of the team website. “We like to individualize a lot around here.”
Morris said he talked with “everybody that’s ever trained” Bradford as well as the quarterback’s current physical therapist.
“I think we’ve got a great plan between myself, Tom Reed [the team’s head athletic trainer] and obviously Sam, just like we did for Carson [Palmer] a couple years ago,” Morris added. “I get tired of people telling me what I can’t do. I worry about what I can do. So we’re going to focus on what we can do with Sam, and we’re going to put him in a position to achieve optimal levels and put him in the best possible position to help us win football games.
Ware, 35, retired after the 2016 season, walking away with 138.5 sacks in his 12-year career.
“I miss the game, but I’ve hung my cleats up and put a suit on, so I’ve got a new uniform,” said Ware, who is representing the Cowboys as a NFL Draft Community Ambassador.
Ware, though, does want to coach. He has worked with some of the Cowboys’ pass-rushers in the past and hopes to continue in that role.
With the calendar flipped this weekend, the 2018 NFL Draft evaluation process is about to enter its final phase before the April 26-28 annual selection meeting.
There are only a few pro days on college campuses left on the schedule this week, and most of the high-profile workouts have already come and gone.
Otherwise, teams are bringing a few players in for visits to their facility (maximum of 30), and are working to finalize their draft boards. And also gossiping, and lying, and sending out smokescreens. Because that’s the bulk of what’s happening over the next three and a half weeks.