Bradford, who suffered a torn ACL late October, has been taking all the reps with the first-team offense at training camp. But St. Louis doesn't want take any early chances with Bradford's surgically-repaired knee.
"He's done everything we needed to see right now at practice," said coach Jeff Fisher when speaking to the media Tuesday. "So he's going to play in the preseason, unlikely that he's going to play this week. But he'll get plenty of snaps with the starters because he needs to, he needs to get out there and work with Scott and the rest of the guys. But it's not because he can't, it's because it's our choice; as I have said before I'm really pleased with where he is and what he's doing. You see every day at practice he's doing something, that you just go, 'That's Sam', that's what we expect from him."
Friday's St. Louis-New Orleans game will be televised on NFL Network and locally in Oklahoma City on KWTV at 7 p.m. central time.