Eagles will allow Nigel Bradham to become a free agent

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The Eagles will say farewell to one of their veteran linebackers to get the ball rolling on their offseason moves.

Per a league source, the Eagles will not pick up the 2020 option on linebacker Nigel Bradham‘s contract. He will become a free agent on March 18.

Bradham was due a base salary of $8 million in 2020 with a cap number north of $9.7 million. They’ll be left with over $5.3 million in dead money as a result of the move.

Bradham started all 12 games he played during the 2019 season and recorded 61 tackles and an interception. It was his fourth season with the Eagles after opening his career with four seasons in Buffalo.

UPDATE 3:33 p.m. ET: A prior version of this article indicated that the Eagles have released Bradham. He is not officially released at this time and won’t be available to sign with other teams until March 18. The Eagles presumably have done this so that Bradham’s new contract will count toward compensatory draft-pick calculations.

27 responses to “Eagles will allow Nigel Bradham to become a free agent

  1. When you enter into these cap hells, the big fade starts to come. Philly has been carrying way too many expensive vets and have drafted very poorly in recent years as well.

    They’ve had to buy up the holes they’ve needed to plug and fell in love with themselves from 3 seasons ago.

    They’ll end up like Seattle. Good, but not really reloading properly, paying too many of those at once.

    Watch the master up in NE.

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm
    When you enter into these cap hells, the big fade starts to come. Philly has been carrying way too many expensive vets and have drafted very poorly in recent years as well.

    They’ve had to buy up the holes they’ve needed to plug and fell in love with themselves from 3 seasons ago.

    They’ll end up like Seattle. Good, but not really reloading properly, paying too many of those at once.

    Watch the master up in NE.

    For such a prolific troll, you are remarkably ignorant about both the business end and the X’s and O’s of football.

    41-33. That is all

  3. Tylaw never has anything positive to say about any other team. Nothing but negative comments. Even teams that beat his team aren’t good. They only get lucky with bad calls from referees. Alshons contract is probably the only bad one with their current situation. All the other big contracts are with their star players. That’s what most teams do. They reward their players. Not everybody lowballs their good players like new England. Even Brady is getting tired of that.

  4. tylawspick6 says:

    February 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    When you enter into these cap hells, the big fade starts to come. Philly has been carrying way too many expensive vets and have drafted very poorly in recent years as well.
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    The Eagles have just over $40 million in cap space right now, please try again.

  5. Like jph_gsg said, the Eagles are far from cap hell with 40+ million under the cap. The only “bad” contract they have is Alshon Jeffery who I believe they will trade/cut. The Birds are trying to get younger and faster on defense, that’s all. They WILL sign a veteran LB, CB and WR before the draft.

    With the crazy injuries they had last year, they still won 9 games with a division title and were TWO bad drops from 11=5. Without TB12, the Patriots wont make the playoffs. Their reign is over.

  6. Time to figure out how to draft a decent LB, Howie.

    Don’t think the big release moves are done in Philly. Alshon is a guy I think they’d like to trade, but would have to really sweeten the pot to get that done.

    Torn on Jenkins. Love him, but the old adage is better to make move a year too early, instead of year too late. D has not been what it’s needed to be, and Jenkins has had to play more in a LB role essentially. And anyone that’s seen Eagles play in the secondary knows there’s lots of room for improvement.

  7. Really good, solid player who had a great season the year the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Thank you Nigel, good luck moving forward!

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm
    When you enter into these cap hells, the big fade starts to come. Philly has been carrying way too many expensive vets and have drafted very poorly in recent years as well.

    They’ve had to buy up the holes they’ve needed to plug and fell in love with themselves from 3 seasons ago.

    They’ll end up like Seattle. Good, but not really reloading properly, paying too many of those at once.

    Watch the master up in NE.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    holding our breathe to see what you do with Bridgewater next year

  9. Why even respond to this person. Obviously has no idea what he is talking about. Just another internet muscle guy.

  10. A really good ‘backer for us, who occasionally flashed ‘great’ in some games. Ultimately the cap hit was a little too much to what was turning out to be a 2 down LB in our defense (we run a ton of nickel and prefer more coverage LBs)
    Watch the ’17 game against Carolina if you want to see him at his best, amazing game from him.
    Anyone looking for a run and chase linebacker who’s a great teammate is going to get a steal. Thanks for everything and the Super Bowl Five Trey – All the best.

  11. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm
    When you enter into these cap hells, the big fade starts to come. Philly has been carrying way too many expensive vets and have drafted very poorly in recent years as well
    ————————————————————
    Eagles cap space – $44,810,800
    Patriots cap space – $41,659,589

    Stop talking

  12. Last season, Nigel didn’t make as many plays as he should have. Someone mentioned he’s a good “run and chase linebacker”. If he were a better tackler, he wouldn’t have to run and chase as much. He was as bad at tackling as most of the secondary. However, thank you Nigel for helping to bring SuperBowl title to Philly.

    PS: Jordan Hicks was better.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    February 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm
    When you enter into these cap hells, the big fade starts to come. Philly has been carrying way too many expensive vets and have drafted very poorly in recent years as well.

    They’ve had to buy up the holes they’ve needed to plug and fell in love with themselves from 3 seasons ago.

    They’ll end up like Seattle. Good, but not really reloading properly, paying too many of those at once.

    Watch the master up in NE.

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    This comment is the result of doing zero research.

    Stay in school kids.

  14. Youknowimright says:
    February 18, 2020 at 5:31 pm
    Eagles…….luckiest sb in the history of the nfl
    —–
    Giants…….worst team in the nfc east

  15. Of note: there is talk that the NFL quietly closed the loophole that declining a team option would still render a player eligible to qualify for a compensation pick. It is unclear when this happened, as well as whether older contracts were “grandfathered” to still receive the former treatment.

    Also, while it is correct that the Eagles have solid cap space at the moment, they have have a number of needs and have more money pushed into the future (through signing bonus money pushed beyond the salaried portion of contracts thanks to voidable years in their contracts) than any other team. While the Eagles know what they’re doing and won’t fall into “cap hell”, they likely will have to pull back on spending soon in order to let the cap open back up.

  16. Youknowimright says:
    February 18, 2020 at 5:31 pm
    Eagles…….luckiest sb in the history of the nfl
    _______________
    The NY Giants are 4-22 in their last 26 games against the Philadelphia Eagles. You know I’m right. Who’s your daddy?

  17. My god the tears of pats fans over 41-33 have aged deliciously over the past couple years. Thank you for the laugh, tylawspick6, you always come through

  18. Yak Attack says:
    February 18, 2020 at 4:11 pm
    Krepfle82

    “41-33. That is all”

    Being barely over.500 isn’t much to brag about.
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    Regular season doesn’t matter. Pats didn’t get any further than the Eagles did in the playoffs.

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