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Report: Torn ACL for Stewart Bradley

Howard Eskin of 610 WIP in Philly reports that Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley suffered a torn ACL on Sunday night during a scrimmage.

He’s expected to be out for the year.

Bradley became the starter last year at the position, and he was expected to be the primary signal-caller on defense this season.

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67 Responses to “Report: Torn ACL for Stewart Bradley”
  1. PantherPride74 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:56 AM

    Dang, just another excuse for Eagles fans to use when the Panthers beat them week 1…

  2. madM100 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:57 AM

    youch tough loss but mcnabb still finds a way to win division

  3. ero52 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:58 AM

    damn

  4. RedskinPete says: Aug 3, 2009 12:01 PM

    I love it, it won’t be the last either, next will donna.

  5. stiller43 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:02 PM

    That’s a shame.

  6. 30PTBUCK says: Aug 3, 2009 12:02 PM

    Favre always said he had a linebacker mentality

  7. zeke777 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:02 PM

    Can we have Dawkins back?

  8. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 12:05 PM

    thats rough the iggles, good for me

  9. GreggyD says: Aug 3, 2009 12:06 PM

    This is a bigger loss than people might realize. Bradley was looking absolutely fantastic in training camp and some people said that he was the best guy on the field here in the early going.
    Bradley was supposed to be the signal caller and with losing Dawkins in the offseason, Bradley was supposed to pick up the leadership role on the field on the defensive side of the ball. Omar Gaither will probably fill in for him and while Gaither is alright, he is no Stewart Bradley.
    After losing Dawkins to Denver, the passing of Jim Johnson, and now Bradley’s season-ending injury, the Eagles defense is slowly wilting away before the season even begins.
    Watch for Joe Mays in training camp because he might have the chance to beat out Gaither for the starting job, but no matter who mans the middle, they are a big step back from what the Eagles had in Bradley who was one of the more underrated linebackers and defenders in the NFC.

  10. Buttered Izel Jenkins says: Aug 3, 2009 12:07 PM

    Yeah, bummer, PantherPride74. Maybe now Delhomme will only throw four INTs.
    Seriously, this sucks.

  11. crookedsteve says: Aug 3, 2009 12:08 PM

    what a shame I feel so bad ….. NOT!!!!!

  12. Facts Domino says: Aug 3, 2009 12:11 PM

    Worst part about camp.

  13. nittanylion0 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:13 PM

    shame to see him going down this way. i was looking forward to seeing Chris Snee put his posterior on the turf during a 20 yard Brandon Jacobs TD run.
    anyone else of the opinion that the Eagles will make this “Flight Night” business a one-and-done kind of thing? if it returns next year, it will more than likely be a stripped down pep rally sort of affair.

  14. Chaos says: Aug 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    The system that’s used on Defense is what allows the Eagles to get away with losses such as this. Offense is another story, as it’s all about airing it out. When McNabb or Westbrook is out the offense is done. On defense it’s a little bit difference. The system is all about pressuring the QB. I don’t think I need to explain the fact that you don’t need to penetrate the line to put pressure on a QB. When people blitz, QBs panic and throw picks. Bradley will be a loss in leadership, but the system will allow someone else to step into his place and do equally as well.

  15. SliKRiK says: Aug 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    dammit!!! I guess Omar “Cant get off a block to make a tackle” Gaither is going to be a starter… What a shame.. Really thought Bradley was going to have a big year…

  16. juggadore says: Aug 3, 2009 12:16 PM

    sean mcdermitt has his work cut out for him…

  17. jerkstore says: Aug 3, 2009 12:19 PM

    I wish I could say I was surprised that fans of other teams are coming out just to say that they are happy a man in seriously injured, but this is internet commenting so who am I kidding.
    Real football fans do not cheer for players of the opposing team to get hurt.

  18. StartTarvaris says: Aug 3, 2009 12:20 PM

    Time for Joe Mays to start

  19. yellowjackets says: Aug 3, 2009 12:27 PM

    Bright side is, it is early in camp. Bradley is a huge loss. Panther fan???? Go away dork.

  20. KingJoe! says: Aug 3, 2009 12:27 PM

    They eagles are already on the phone with Derrick Brooks agent.

  21. Stradivarius says: Aug 3, 2009 12:29 PM

    “anyone else of the opinion that the Eagles will make this “Flight Night” business a one-and-done kind of thing? if it returns next year, it will more than likely be a stripped down pep rally sort of affair.”
    Definitely. This had me scratching my head from the moment I got the email announcement and this is the crap that happens. Somebody get Trotter a jersey and some pads…

  22. Bill In DC says: Aug 3, 2009 12:33 PM

    Folks shouldn’t celebrate. Still plenty of time for this to happen to their team.
    Tough loss for the Eagles D tho. Still early enough to mitigate the effects, would be a lot worse if it happened the last week of camp for certain.

  23. badknee says: Aug 3, 2009 12:42 PM

    Does everyone think Panther Pride 74 is a loser for his comments?
    “Dang, just another excuse for Eagles fans to use when the Panthers beat them week 1…”
    Or is it just me that get offended when A-holes )(like Panther Pride 74) get a kick out of players getting injured?

  24. Sofa King Great says: Aug 3, 2009 12:47 PM

    the eagles finally have put together a nice groupd of young linebackers and this happens. hopefully mays/gaither can be better than average.
    i just cry when i remember the days of patchwork backers being brought in like dhani “the bow tie guy” jones, takeo “my neck cant fit through the jersey” spikes, or lavar “where’d my talent go” arrington

  25. PantherPride74 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:50 PM

    badknee, is didn’t get a kick out of Bradley getting injured. I was just ticked that Eagles fans will say “if we had Stewart Bradley we wouldn’t have let DeAngelo Williams score those 3 TD’s”. I hate to see players get injured, get your facts straight… A-Hole!

  26. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Aug 3, 2009 12:52 PM

    I have no doubt these Eagle fans on here now complaining about others comments celebrating injuries were pitching plenty of the same last year when Brady went down. Suck it up pussies.

  27. crookedsteve says: Aug 3, 2009 12:54 PM

    I only get a kick out of seeing eagles getting injured.

  28. Chris Fiorentino says: Aug 3, 2009 12:56 PM

    Beagles fans (i.e. the idiots who cheered when Michael Irvin was wheeled off in a stretcher) are the biggest bunch of whining crybaby pussies. When it is their guy who gets hurt, all the other fans lack class…yet when it is an opponent’s injury they are cheering, it is just having intensity and fans who care about their team. Pathetic losers.

  29. ShockAndAwe09NYG! says: Aug 3, 2009 12:58 PM

    Yeah guys be serious, I despise the Eagles I’m going to add a Dead Eagle to my Giant tattoo( that already has a Cowboy star in his mouth) but I still wouldn’t root for a player to get hurt like this, hamstring injury thats cool but ACL and out for the whole season HELL NO! I know how sick I would feel if that happends to someone on the Giants, I dont want the Eagles to win thats for sure I hope they go 0-16-1 lol for all I care but not to ruin someones career, Go Giants and Good Luck Eagles fight back from this one because for all you fans of other teams that aren’t in the BEAST,
    Stewie B is a BEAST! GO GIANTS!

  30. jusford says: Aug 3, 2009 12:58 PM

    @badknee
    No you’re not the only one. Little do folks like Panther Pride 74 think before they type.
    1) Wouldn’t you want the team you root for to beat the best possible team on the field with no excuses?
    2) What would it say if the outcome is the Panthers get beat without Bradley or any other key player?

  31. bgaima01 says: Aug 3, 2009 12:59 PM

    The Eagles improved their offense over the off-season. However they lost talent on their defense. This team may win an NFC East that will be weaker than last year but I would bet they only sneak in the playoffs as a wild-card. Loss of Jim Johnson will show on the field

  32. sdigre says: Aug 3, 2009 1:00 PM

    OUCH. That hurts.
    As a Vikings fan, I felt our post season chances increase a little bit. We lost EJ Henderson last year, and he’s (not yet) a Bradley, and it hurt us a lot, so ouch for the Eagles.

  33. as big as a hat says: Aug 3, 2009 1:03 PM

    Anyone that celebrates an injury is a loser. No question. A good hit during a game that knocks the wind out of a guy is one thing, but a season-ending training camp injury is just unfortunate, no matter who it is. Nobody should take pleasure in that.

  34. badknee says: Aug 3, 2009 1:05 PM

    Redskin Pete…”I love it, it won’t be the last either, next will donna. ”
    Does anyone even know what the Hell “next will donna” even means?
    Didn’t think it was possible, but you look like a bigger loser than Panther Pride 74.

  35. Paul says: Aug 3, 2009 1:06 PM

    ive never commented but after seeing JERKSTORE’s comment i had to.. are you serious man???
    real football fans don’t cheer for players to be injured?
    you sound like you’re an Eagles fan, so are you calling most of your fellow eagle fans not real?
    i believe every real football fan can remember michael irvin laying flat on the field and thousands upon thousands Eagles fans cheering.
    I guess all of those bleed green fans there that day weren’t real, huh?

  36. I C Light Pounder 2.0 says: Aug 3, 2009 1:09 PM

    awwwww poor egirls….now u have an excuse when your team sucks again this year.
    dont worry the stillers will be the SB champs again this year and help carry the state in championship, cuz lets be honest the flyers will not win the cup soon and the egirls…..wellll yea they are not even a playoff team this season

  37. WetHog says: Aug 3, 2009 1:10 PM

    As a Skins fan part of me is happy because a division rival has lost their starting MLB. But the other part of me that played football in high school and college is not happy to read about someone in the prime of their career get a significant knee injury.
    I would much rather have the Skins sweep the iggles again this year with Bradley in the lineup. I will take beating a hated rival at full strength over beating an injury depleated rival any day. Its more satisfying.
    But this is a signficant loss. Losing a starting MLB on a defense with a new coordinator is tough. Bright side is it happened early in camp.

  38. Ralphie says: Aug 3, 2009 1:20 PM

    badknee, nothing new on PFT. When Brady tore his knee up last year most Shittsburgh fans were dancing in the streets (and selling “Bernard Pollard Fan Club’ t-shirts to boot). They let you know how happy they were, for sure.
    And for fratboy asshats like gameday it was better than getting his daily reach around from his boyfriend Philip Rivers. A good majority of the knuckleheads on this site love a good season-ending injury. Comes with the turf.

  39. AmhaTek says: Aug 3, 2009 1:21 PM

    ahh again w/ the animosity, take it ez everyone, Bradley going down is bad, no way around that, having said that its still early enough for us to adjust deal with it and move on, there’s always going to be adversity in a long NFL season, this just happens to be one we’ll have to deal with, gotta have character to overcome these type of injuries and I defin think our def and team in general has enough character to overcome this
    plus, i like Mays and what he can do in the middle, we have good depth at LB so I’m not ready to pack it in yet, yes i know we lost Dawk, and JJ as well (r.i.p.) but you move on, every team deals with adversity in a season we will also need a bit of luck as does every team in route to a SB, we will see everyone is stil 0-0

  40. PantherPride74 says: Aug 3, 2009 1:23 PM

    jusford, i would rather play the Eagles with Bradley because as you said above, I would rather have my Panthers beat a fully healty Eagles team. You obviously took what I said way too seriously, never did I say that I like seeing players get injured. I do hate when fans use excuses like injures for having great RB’s like DeAngelo Williams run all over them which will happen week 1.

  41. ShockAndAwe09NYG! says: Aug 3, 2009 1:30 PM

    Dont get me wrong I dont care who shows up to play as long as the Giants win but I don’t celebrate a season ending injury especially in Training Camp, I dont mind root for a pulled hammy or a broken pinky( Cough Tony Romo) lol believe me I rooted like I did when the Giants beat them in the playoffs on our way to the superbowl but when something like this happends it sucks especially to a hard working blue collar guy that doesn’t do to much talking and is the epitome of what THE DIVISION IN ALL OF SPORTS IS ALL ABOUT THE N-F-C BEAST! GO GIANTS!

  42. skitchx48 says: Aug 3, 2009 1:35 PM

    “dont worry the stillers will be the SB champs again this year and help carry the state in championship, cuz lets be honest the flyers will not win the cup soon and the egirls…..wellll yea they are not even a playoff team this season”
    You’re right. And the Pirates seem to have made all the right trades to unseat the world champs too…

  43. wydok says: Aug 3, 2009 1:38 PM

    ****!!!!

  44. margra says: Aug 3, 2009 2:11 PM

    This is exactly why teams frown upon these type of events and why preseason should be cut short. This is the worst time of year for injuries and this is a big blow to the Eagles’ D. What a shame – it looked like Bradley was in store for a huge year.

  45. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 3, 2009 2:12 PM

    Pantherputz,
    Maybe you should worry more about your DT Kemoeatu than our LB. If he’s out for a long spell, you’re in far worse shape than we are.

  46. KT22 says: Aug 3, 2009 2:14 PM

    f**k all yall eagles haters…

  47. Smush Rodrigez says: Aug 3, 2009 2:20 PM

    Chris Fiorentino says:
    August 3, 2009 12:56 PM
    Beagles fans (i.e. the idiots who cheered when Michael Irvin was wheeled off in a stretcher) are the biggest bunch of whining crybaby pussies. When it is their guy who gets hurt, all the other fans lack class…yet when it is an opponent’s injury they are cheering, it is just having intensity and fans who care about their team. Pathetic losers.
    ****
    We only cheered cause Irvin deserved it. We also cheered the hit, not the injury. And, everyone in the stadium was booing that ASS Deon Sanders for acting like he could cure Irvin.

  48. spytheweb says: Aug 3, 2009 2:50 PM

    I’ am a Giant fan and a sports bettor who lives in Las Vegas. I don’t like injuries and i’am sure when Osi went down last year alot of people were not happy with it. But injuries happen and in the betting world anything that happens to give you an edge is welcomed. This is a team sport and you are only as strong as your weakest link. I don’t think Philly is as good as the hype is made out to be, but Dallas is a flop and the hype needs to go somewhere.
    I’am betting at -1.0 the Panthers are going to wear out the Eagles that first game.

  49. Chris Fiorentino says: Aug 3, 2009 2:58 PM

    “We only cheered cause Irvin deserved it. We also cheered the hit, not the injury. And, everyone in the stadium was booing that ASS Deon Sanders for acting like he could cure Irvin.”
    Spoken like a true Beagles fan…..I was at the game sitting among you savages, and the fact is that the hit wasn’t even all that hard…it was the way Irvin went down that caused him to get hurt. The cheering began when he didn’t get up and pretty much continued until he was carted off the field.
    Pathetic, and even more pathetic to try to justify it by saying Irvin deserved it.

  50. SuperNintendoChalmers says: Aug 3, 2009 3:17 PM

    When Irving went down, it wasn’t “thousand upon thousand” of fans cheering. The stadium got quiet when Irving went down and the ambulance had to be brought onto the field. There were pockets of drunk assholes who were cheering and the fact that the rest of the stadium was quiet allowed them to be heard.
    I know Philly fans have a reputation for being classless, and with some merit, but 1) Every city has classless asshole fans. 2) That minority doesn’t represent the majority of fans here or anywhere.

  51. Jackal138 says: Aug 3, 2009 3:33 PM

    Stew Bradley never did coke, hit hookers or stabbed a teammate in the neck.
    Were the fans cheering because they thought Irvindeserved it? I don’t know, I was too young to care back then. But he DID deserve it.

  52. Dawkphan says: Aug 3, 2009 3:46 PM

    Chris Fiorentino says: I was at the game sitting among you savages
    Go to back to Dallas if you don’t like it here, i don’t remember if any of those Savages invited you!
    I’m tired of all the crybaby haters Whining on these postings about how terrible Philly is , GROW UP, GET OVER IT, or GET THE HELL OUT !!!! whine , whine, whine!!

  53. EskinSux says: Aug 3, 2009 3:55 PM

    “I was at the game sitting among you savages”…
    ————————————
    My uncle swore til the day he passed, that he hit Jimmie Johnson with a snowball from the 700 level, which was quite a feat…..What an arm!!!!! He was a funny guy….And the fact I’m telling you this here, just proves how much we give a rats ass what you think………

  54. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 4:00 PM

    “Were the fans cheering because they thought Irvindeserved it? I don’t know, I was too young to care back then. But he DID deserve it.”
    See, that’s why you’re a jackass. Albeit a young one.

  55. Jackal138 says: Aug 3, 2009 4:22 PM

    Way to gloat in the other Bradley thread, Vox, and try to take the high road in this one.
    But we all knew you were a classless asshat to begin with.

  56. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 4:57 PM

    “Way to gloat in the other Bradley thread, Vox, and try to take the high road in this one.”
    This coming from a guy that said that Irvin deserved to have his career ended. What the F do you know about taking the high road, toolboy?

  57. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 5:04 PM

    “My uncle swore til the day he passed, that he hit Jimmie Johnson with a snowball from the 700 level, which was quite a feat…..What an arm!”
    Well we all know he was a lying drunk anyway. and the fact that I’m posting this here tells you exactly how much I care about some scrub’s knee.
    “When Irving went down, it wasn’t “thousand upon thousand” of fans cheering.”
    “I know our fans pride themselves on being tough, but that wasn’t tough. That was just plain ignorant. … I was embarrassed to stand on the sideline.” – former Eagirls receiver Charles Johnson, commenting on the thousands of fans that cheered when they realized that Michael Irvin was seriously injured.
    It’s no wonder that you lowbrows are consistently voted the worst fans in the NFL. Though I don’t really blame you, I’d be pissed off if I was 75 pounds overweight, had an IQ of 65 and lived in a filthy city too.

  58. Jackal138 says: Aug 3, 2009 5:32 PM

    I can’t wait for Tony Romo to break his pinky again and tank the Cowboys season. Hope you like cheering for Jon Kitna!
    And whenever you do a fan poll of “worst fans” the Cowboys are always #1! It’s obvious we don’t hate you for your teams success, as you haven’t had any.

  59. EskinSux says: Aug 3, 2009 5:56 PM

    Oh look, the sanctimonious two -faced internet troll comes riding in on his high horse….How quaint…..Wow…..even a Charles Johnson quote, you must have had to dig deep for that one….Isn’t it funny, how you try to pose yourself as an internet lawyer, structural engineer, NRA spokesperson, marketing executive for a city you don’t live in, stadium spokesperson for a stadium you probably will never see, and then critique a city you don’t have the balls or the wherewithal to even step foot in?…..Now bitch, go back to your latest crusade, Antonio Pierce should get the death penalty, in you’re juvenile little mind, it will equal out all the sociopaths that are the Dallas Cowgirls…Boy, that Irvin sure was a role model…But i’m sure that gimmicky philosophy that JJ posted a 14-6 record during the last decade had nothing to with your inept attempt at humor……You have been the bitch so long, it makes sense you would whine like one……..

  60. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 6:06 PM

    You stay classy, jackal138. Fat, drunk, bitter and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

  61. Jackal138 says: Aug 3, 2009 6:15 PM

    Take a shower, climb out of your mother’s basement and be sure to say hi to her for me, Vox.

  62. westbrook 36 says: Aug 3, 2009 7:38 PM

    The Eagles fans weren’t cheering Irvin having a possible career ending injury. They saw our little safety drill Irvin and we thought he got his bell rung. Peple at the game didn’t have the benefit of hearing the commentators on TV saying it looked like it could be a serious injury. They just saw him get hit hard, then stay down. I can’t stand Irvin and I would have cheered that hit. When he stayed down I would have stopped and wondered if he is really hurt or if he’s just woozy from the hit.
    Lots of players have gotten injured at the Vet and I don’t remember the fans chearing those injuries.

  63. Jackal138 says: Aug 3, 2009 9:35 PM

    Hey PantherPride74…
    I hope you don’t use this as an excuse when the Eagles beat the Panthers on week one!
    Karma’s a b*tch.

  64. lithiumfx26 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:05 PM

    Jackal138 you are right my brother.
    “PantherPride74 says: August 3, 2009 11:56 AM
    Dang, just another excuse for Eagles fans to use when the Panthers beat them week 1…”
    Guess Peppers better play DE and DT at the sametime. HAHAHAHAHAHA. BYE BYE Maake Kemoeatu.

  65. lithiumfx26 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:10 PM

    “I C Light Pounder 2.0 says: August 3, 2009 1:09 PM
    awwwww poor egirls….now u have an excuse when your team sucks again this year.”
    Please go back to your WT trailer. At least our QB doesn’t rape casino employees or fall off motorcycles.

  66. lithiumfx26 says: Aug 3, 2009 11:21 PM

    “BernardPollardIsAnAss says: August 3, 2009 12:52 PM
    I have no doubt these Eagle fans on here now complaining about others comments celebrating injuries were pitching plenty of the same last year when Brady went down. Suck it up pussies.”
    Look a classless NE fan. Dude, you can’t even type a logical sentence.
    PS – Eagle fans could careless about Brady going down last year. Moron. Stay classy Bernard.

  67. WINGED WARRIOR says: Aug 4, 2009 5:16 PM

    pantherpride74 -You jinxed your team Maake Kemoeatu just went down ! Tough loss kid !

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