The St. Louis Rams probably wish the NFL would have restructured rookie salaries one year sooner. As the No. 1 overall pick the season before football would work to limit rookie salaries, Sam Bradford's six-year, $78 million contract now looks cartoonishly over-sized.
On Sunday, Bradford agreed to a minor tweak of his deal.
Bradford will still earn $12 million and his $15.595 million cap number for 2012 is unchanged, but the two sides have changed how the $12 million will be delivered. As part of a renegotiation from May 9, half of the $12 million in base salary was converted to a roster bonus that was paid on May 11. The remaining $6 million will be paid out in base salary during the 2012 season.
Bradford was plagued by injuries last year during his second pro season, finishing with 2,164 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games.