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Naturally, you have heard about Sam Bradford, right? -Alien life on the third moon of Omicron Persei VIII, but also ESPN

Sam. Damn. For myself, I can put it this way- this trade is one part sadness and one part relief. Sadness for the lost potential (and even the biggest Bradford haters have to admit the potential was there) and relief because the questions have been answered...or more precisely, handed off to someone else.

As the news erupted around the league, shock, dismay and even gnashing of teeth were heard-

Worst trade in NFL history -Bleeding Green Nation

Even Sports Illustrated was confused -SI

Reportedly, if the deal with the Eagles had fallen through, Bradford had other suitors -Cleveland.com

Eagles fans are not impressed...

And then there is this guy...

Just what are the Rams getting in Nick Foles? -St. Louis Rams

Just what are they getting? The record setting 2013 Pro Bowler, or the injured 2014 version? Hard to say at this point, but all parties involved, the Rams, the Eagles, Nick Foles and Sam Bradford can all be assured of one thing- a fresh start.

To get the take from the Eagles fans themselves, you may want to stop in here.

Jimmy Graham headed to Seattle in exchange for Max Unger...yes, really -Bleacher Report

In the other blockbuster deal of the day, New Orleans has traded TE Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks for C Max Unger and Seattle's first round pick.

It's more likely the Saints wanted to recoup value for a depreciating asset. Graham's first season under the new contract was by far his worst since his rookie year.

He made 85 receptions for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns, good numbers that nonetheless pale in comparison to his peak. Football Outsiders' DVOA metric ranked Graham 19th among qualifying tight ends, while Pro Football Focus ranked him 11th.

Nagging injuries were a culprit of the downturn last year for Graham, but so were drops. He had the fifth-worst drop rate in football last season, per PFF measurements.

Is Graham living up to his monster contract? Pete Carroll seems to thing so, the Saints, maybe not so much...

"I'm as shocked as everyone else," Brees told NFL Network's Alex Flanagan. "I love the guy."

All the happenings on the first day of free agency (take any prescribed meds, before reading) -NFL

This has been the single craziest day that the NFL has seen in a very long time. At least since the RGIII trade and really it probably surpasses even that.

Around the NFC West in 80 links- courtesy of Papa_Lurch

As expected OG Lupati agrees to terms with the Cardinals -ESPN

Too bad he couldn't have waited one more day...you know, when the Rams had more cap room?

WR Torrey Smith headed to San Fransisco -ESPN

The deal is worth $40 million, including $22 million guaranteed, sources said.

Seems pricey with a wide receiver-deep draft coming up.

RB Gore finds a home...in Indianapolis -ESPN

The deal is expected to be similar to the three-year, $12 million offer that the former 49ers running back received Sunday from the Eagles, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Hasta la vista...baby.

LB Patrick Willis retires -ESPN

A worthy foe. Good luck Willis.

DL Corey Peters headed to Arizona -ESPN

"Arizona’s entire approach was unique in that they had a plan for me. Throughout discussions, I thought I could be a good fit there. And I think that they're definitely a great team, a great organization and a team that’s in position to make the playoffs and have playoff success."

Peters had six suitors outside of the Falcons and actually turned down more money elsewhere to sign with the Cardinals. Arizona offers him an opportunity to start immediately and use his versatility in a 3-4 defensive scheme. He could play either the nose or defensive end in the alignment.

OLB Mister Alexander signs with Seahawks -Field Gulls

Alexander, 6'3, 252, was signed by the Texans as a UDFA in 2011 out of Florida State, and appeared in 12 games for Houston, mostly on special teams. He spent time with the Toronto Argonauts in 2013, was released, then played with the Omaha Mammoths of the Fall Experimental Football League in 2014 before catching on with the Cowboys' practice squad.

In other quarterback related news...he's baaaaack -Ultimate Texans

Case Keenum is back in the Horns after a trade with Houston- reportedly a 7th round pick in 2016.

And now Ramned Faithful, some theme music for the day...this one is in honor of Les...