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.