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Wentz optimistic about relationship with Bradford

Carson Wentz doesn't forsee any problem working with Sam Bradford, the Eagles' rookie quarterback said Friday.

"I think the relationship with him, and really, the other quarterbacks in the room, I think it'll be great," Wentz said as the team kicked off a three-day rookie minicamp."I think it'll be a really competitive atmosphere. Hopefully, we'll all learn together and grow together and really push each other, and ultimately (that will) lead to benefiting the team and winning a lot of ballgames."

Wentz hasn't yet met Bradford, he said. That should happen next week, when the rookies and vets gather for full-team work. Veteran QBs aren't allowed to participate in rookie camp, so of course Bradford wasn't around Friday, but given that a photo of him at the airport going through security was posted on Twitter Thursday, about the same time Wentz was signing his four-year contract, it seems Bradford didn't stick around to host a welcome party or offer the rookie guest room lodging in his Haddonfield home.

Bradford, the returning starter, asked to be traded and left offseason workouts when the Eagles traded up to second overall to draft Wentz. Bradford returned to the team this week, when it became obvious no trade was forthcoming.

"Personally, I don't think there'll be a lot of tension," Wentz said. "People might make it out to be, but I think coaches and everybody have to be on the same page and I think it'll be a really good working relationship, for sure."

Bradford and Wentz should be at NovaCare together on Monday, the day before next week's full-team exercise begins.

Wentz's locker stall is the third one on the left side of the locker room, as you enter. Bradford has the first, backup QB Chase Daniel the second, and Wentz the third. Everett Golson, the former Notre Dame and Florida State quarterback who went undrafted, is the only other rookie camp QB. His locker stall is on the opposite side of the room, and he's sharing it with corner JaCorey Shepard. Golson is here as a tryout.