Ex-Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford shows passing accuracy during a workout …
NORMAN, Okla. — A giant question loomed over 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford’s prospects of becoming the No. 1 pick in next month’s draft.
How would the quarterback’s throwing arm respond to surgery that shortened his final season at Oklahoma?
Bradford provided a convincing case Monday he is well down the road to recovery, completing all but one of his passes during a workout on his college campus.
“Really positive. I thought the whole workout was positive,” said Billy Devaney, general manager of the St. Louis Rams, who have 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 surgery on his right shoulder in October featured an assortment of passes ranging from a swing pass to a running back to patterns forcing him to throw to the sideline and a post pattern that went more than 50 yards in the air.
Bradford went 13 for 13 during a warmup session and missed on one of 50 passes in the workout.
“I thought I did very well today,” the 22-year-old 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.”
Among those there to watch were Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren, a former Seahawks coach. the Seahawks control the sixth and 14th selections and Cleveland picks seventh in the first round.
“He hit every ball, he was dead on it and looked great,” Carroll said of Bradford. “This is what you’d hope happens and he did a beautiful job. he lived up to it. he did what he needed to do today. It’s a big day for Sam, too, after all of the time off.”
• Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, accused of assaulting a female college student in Georgia, did not report to the team’s offseason workouts and will not work out with teammates this week, a team spokesman said.
• A Florida woman is suing Pittsburgh receiver Santonio Holmes, saying the one-time Super Bowl most valuable player struck her in the face with a glass at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub and offered to pay her so she wouldn’t press charges.
Anshonae Mills, 21, claims Holmes, 26, grabbed her face and threw the glass at her because she was sitting on a couch in the Rain nightclub’s VIP section March 7. the lawsuit said the glass hit Mills on the right side of the face, cutting the woman near the eye. the four-page document also claimed Holmes and police officers intimidated Mills so she wouldn’t press charges.
• Receiver Steve Breaston and center Lyle Sendlein are among five players who have re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
Breaston, Sendlein and nose tackle Gabe Watson — all restricted free agents who are 26 years old — signed their one-year qualifying offers.
Linebacker Monty Beisel, 31, signed a one-year contract and cornerback Michael Adams, 24, signed his exclusive-rights contract.
• Washington signed cornerback Phillip Buchanon, 29, who played for Detroit last season.
• the San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Nathan Vasher, 28, previously with Chicago.
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