Eagles News: Sam Bradford Won't Play In Preseason Opener

Sam Bradford will be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback, but head coach Chip Kelly said Bradford won't play in their first preseason game.

Mark Sanchez will get the start, with Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow both expected to get a lot of action.

"He's not real happy with my decision," Kelly said of Bradford. "Just felt he's been out here for two weeks, done a real nice job. He'll get his first work against the Ravens when we get a chance to train with them for a couple days before we play and he'll play in the Ravens game (Aug. 22). So Mark will start the game."

"I haven't sat out a practice, I haven't missed a rep -- this has nothing to do with the knee," Bradford said, via NJ.com. "I think this has been his plan from the beginning."

Kelly acknowledged that Bradford could play, but wants to be cautious, citing Redskins' tight end Niles Paul's season-ending ankle injury he suffered last night in Washington's preseason opener.

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