With no trade market developing, Giants close to releasing James Bradberry

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Cornerback James Bradberry‘s time with the Giants is coming to an end sooner than later.

General Manager Joe Schoen said on WFAN on Wednesday afternoon that the team should have a resolution by the end of the week. The Giants have had no success trading Bradberry.

“I thought there would be more interest,” Schoen said, via Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com.

The Giants instead are moving toward releasing Bradberry, who has not participated in the team’s voluntary offseason program.

Bradberry’s contract explains the lack of a market: He is scheduled for a $21.8 million cap hit in the final year of his deal. A trade would save the Giants $12.1 million, while cutting him would save $10.1 million.

Bradberry, 28, made the Pro Bowl in 2020. He has 380 tackles, 15 interceptions and 82 pass breakups in 92 career games.

11 responses to “With no trade market developing, Giants close to releasing James Bradberry

  1. Head down 95 south to Philly! If need a ride I’ll come NY get you. And I’ll go to wash and get Landon Collins. Howie please get me these 2 guys. Sign Eagles fan

  2. Good player and obviously not worth the money. He also doesn’t fit Wink’s scheme or else they would’ve restructured his contract. I do like the fact that the Giants are ripping off the bandaid instead of half measures. They will stink this year and then have a bunch of money and probably some good draft picks next year.

  3. The interest in him will be very high the minute he is waived. His Cap hit, no extension & overall salary of $10+M is very prohibitive. He will get $12-14M just for signing up with his new team.

  4. The Giants will be paying Bradberry 13 million (11.7 + 1.3) between this year and next, while saving 10 million in cap space this year. With what another team would pay, on top of the Giants salary, Bradberry could have be looking at a pretty sweet one year “prove it” deal, approaching 20mil. combined. That’s probably his best bet, to go out and have a good year, and get what would probably be his last multi-year deal.

  5. Bottom line is, the Giants desperately NEED additional cap space to sign their 2021 draft class and still have some leftover $ available.

    Bradberry is a good player, but doesn’t fit Wink’s aggressive man cover scheme. You never want to see good players cut, but the reality is, Schoen doesn’t have many other options. There’s no trade market for him because of his bloated salary.

    Look for Aaron Robinson to become Bradberry’s replacement on the outside alongside Adoree Jackson while 3rd Rd pick Cordale Flott will likely get early looks at the slot corner alongside Darnay Holmes.

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