Eagles Releasing LB Nigel Bradham


According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles are releasing LB Nigel Bradham

Mike Garafolo adds that technically the Eagles are declining Bradham’s option, which means he’s not free to sign with another team until free agency opens on March 18. But Bradham has been told he’s not in Philadelphia’s plans for 2020. 

This doesn’t come as a big surprise, as Bradham had been widely speculated as a potential cap cut by Philadelphia this offseason. 

Per Over The Cap, the move saves the Eagles $4.465 million in cap space while creating a $5.3 million dead money hit. 

Bradham, 30, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bills back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $2.564 million rookie contract before signing a two-year, $7 million contract that included $4.5 million guaranteed with the Eagles.

Bradham made a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2017 season before signing a new five-year, $40 million contract with the Eagles in 2018. 

Bradham was set to make a base salary of $8 million each of the next two seasons. 

In 2019, Bradham appeared in 12 games for the Eagles, recording 61 total tackle, no sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and five pass defenses. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 31 linebacker out of 89 qualifying players. 

We have him listed in our Top 100 2020 Free Agents list. 

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