Rams QB Bradford eager for preseason opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Sam Bradford era begins this weekend when the No. 1 overall draft choice finally steps on the field for the St. Louis Rams in their first preseason game.

St. Louis hosts the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night and Rams fans will get their first look at their expensive draft pick in NFL game conditions.

Bradford said Thursday he's just excited, and he expects butterflies in his stomach soon. Because of a shoulder injury, he hasn't played since the third game of Oklahoma's season last year.

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