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Eagles bring back James Bradberry on three-year deal


Mar 15, 2023

The Eagles are not losing all of their Super Bowl starters on defense.

At least they’re maintaining James Bradberry.

The Eagles and Bradberry on Tuesday agreed to terms that will hold the veteran corner in Philadelphia for 3 additional seasons, league sources confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia. The deal was 1st reported by ESPN.

The 3-year contract is worth million with million in assured income and yet another million in incentives, a supply mentioned. That APY of .7M tends to make Bradberry the 16th highest-paid corner in the NFL, according to OverTheCap.

Bradberry, 29, told NFL reporter Josina Anderson that other teams supplied him additional income but he nonetheless decided to return mainly because of his familiarity with the franchise.

For an Eagles defense that had currently lost Javon Hargrave, T.J. Edwards, Marcus Epps and Kyzir White in the 1st two days of totally free agency, maintaining Bradberry is a large increase.

Now we’ll see what takes place with fellow beginning cornerback Darius Slay, whose agent final week was granted permission to seek a trade. Slay is getting into the final year of his contract and desires an extension, whilst the Eagles would pretty a lot like to restructure his deal and limit his cap hit in 2023.

If the Eagles can bring back each of their higher-level cornerbacks for 2023, it would go a lengthy way to solidifying their defense. And they nonetheless have Avonte Maddox, who is one particular of the prime nickel cornerbacks in the NFL.

We’ll also see what this indicates for security C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who is nonetheless on the open industry. The Eagles had been generating a push to retain the 25-year-old defensive back but the re-signing of Bradberry could make that tougher.

Bradberry was released by the Giants in Could final offseason. By that point, he lost his likelihood to get a multi-year deal and signed with the Eagles on a one particular-year deal worth .five million. It was a prove it deal and he proved he can nonetheless play at a pretty higher level.

In 2022, Bradberry began every single frequent season and playoff game. He had three interceptions, 44 tackles, 17 pass breakups and 1 touchdown. And even although he was a Pro Bowl snub, he was named as a second-group All-Pro.

At locker cleanout day, he left open the possibility that he’d re-sign with the Eagles.

“I consider it will be a mixture of winning and income,” Bradberry mentioned in February. “It’s sort of difficult to place a percentage on which one particular is additional vital. It is sort of just primarily based on a case-by-case situation. 

“But I do know these two issues are the most vital to me – getting on a superior roster, obtaining the capacity to get to the playoffs and make a run in the playoffs. But also I do not want to play for low-priced, you know?”

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