Bradford accurate in public workout
After a record-setting college career that landed him a Heisman Trophy in 2008, one giant question loomed over Sam Bradford's prospects of becoming the No. 1 overall pick in next month's NFL draft.
How would the quarterback's throwing arm respond to surgery that cost him most of his final season at Oklahoma?
Bradford provided a convincing case yesterday that he's well down the road to recovery, completing all but one of his five dozen passes during a workout on his college campus in Norman, Okla.
"Really positive. I thought the whole workout was positive," said St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney, who has the No. 1 pick in the draft that starts April 22. "I think he answered a lot of questions for a lot of people today."
Bradford's first public throwing exhibition since his surgery featured an assortment of passes ranging from a swing pass to a running back to patterns forcing him to throw to the sidelines and even a post pattern that went more than 50 yards in the air.
Bradford went 13 for 13 during a warmup session and then missed only one of 50 passes in the workout that followed — a slant pattern that was slightly behind Adron Tennell but still hit him in the hands.
"I thought I did very well today," Bradford said. "I showed a wide variety of throws. I didn't just come out and show the basic things, I showed some in the gun, on the move and different throws. I think I showed everyone that I can still make all the throws and my shoulder is just what it was before I got hurt."
HOLMES IN LAWSUIT
A Florida woman is suing Pittsburgh Steeler Santonio Holmes, saying he attacked her in an Orlando nightclub.
Anshonoe Mills claims in the lawsuit that Holmes grabbed her face and threw a drink at her face when he objected to her sitting on a couch in the Rain Night Club's VIP section on March 7. Mills says the glass cut her near the eye.
The lawsuit also claims Holmes and a police officer intimidated Mills so she wouldn't press charges.
Holmes' teammate, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, was accused earlier this month of assaulting a Georgia college student. He has not been charged.
AND WHAT'S MORE ...
The San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Nathan Vasher to a two-year contract. Vasher played the past six seasons with the Chicago Bears ... The Seattle Seahawks signed special teams standout Sean Morey to a multiyear contract. The team announced yesterday that it had a deal with the 2008 Pro Bowl selection from the Arizona Cardinals. ... Free agent cornerback Phillip Buchanon signed with the Washington Redskins. He spent last year with Detroit, playing in 13 games with no interceptions.