Eagles Adding Bradberry

The Philadelphia Eagles are adding Bradberry to the mix. On a beautiful Wednesday morning in mid-May, Eagles fans have something to cheer for. Howie Roseman gets the deal down for former New York Giants CB, James Bradberry. The contract is worth $7.25 million guaranteed with another $2.5 million “in upside.” per Adam Schefter.

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The New York Giants officially released James Bradberry after trying to trade him but failing to find a team that wanted to take on his hefty $13.4 million base salary. Bradberry was not cut because he’s a bad player. It’s more the $10.1 million in cap space the Giants cleared. Bradberry turns 29 in August and would’ve been a free agent after the 2022 season. It just made sense and upgraded the Philadelphia CB2 position.

Bradberry isn’t coming off his strongest year. He allowed a 93.0 passer rating when targeted and missed 21.7% of his tackle attempts. Not great but a change in scenery could be huge for the Eagles and Bradberry. It is not like many players were excelling on a terrible Giants team last year. Bradberry was a Pro Bowl cornerback in 2020. In his two seasons with the Giants, Bradberry had an impressive 35 pass breakups and 7 INTs.

Bradberry is a big, physical corner at 6’1, 212, who should pair nicely with Slay. If the Eagles choose to have their corners trail receivers, Bradberry will draw the big-bodied types while Slay will likely handle the speedier players.

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Eagles move forward with Bradberry and Darius Slay as their starting outside cornerbacks in the 2022 season. Add in Avonte Maddox, who is coming off a career season in the slot position. The Eagles still have some major question marks at safety with Anthony Harris and Marcus Epps as the starters on the back end. But adding Bradberry to the mix certainly improve Philly’s secondary outlook.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.