Eagles Reportedly Decline Nigel Bradham's Option

Howie Roseman has another hole in the roster to fill, as ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the team is declining Nigel Bradham's option in his contract.

Bradham had spent the past four seasons in Philadelphia, joining his former defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz who always saw him as a fit in the defensive schemes he ran. He played 58 of a possible 64 games as an Eagle, recording 348 tackles, 5.0 sacks, 22 passes defended, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two fumbles returned for touchdowns.

The Eagles depth at the linebacker position is now extremely thin. Nate Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Alex Singleton, and Duke Riley are the only players at the position set to return (Kamu Grugier-Hill is set to become a free agent). The position will absolutely need to be addressed either in free agency or in the early rounds of April's draft.


The good news that comes with this move is that it opens up $4.5 Million in cap space, bringing the Eagles up to $44.8 Million in available space. The Eagles will have plenty of money to find a suitable replacement for Bradham. This move will just sting for a brief period due to the team losing yet another key contributor to their 2017 Super Bowl run.

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