On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran cornerback James Bradberry. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Bradberry’s deal is worth $10 million.
The New York Giants released Bradberry earlier this month as they could not find a suitable trade for the veteran cornerback. The 29-year-old Bradberry had a solid 2021 season for the Giants, posting 47 combined tackles, 17 pass deflections, and four interceptions (career-high).
He also allowed eight receiving touchdowns but had a 61.7 completion percentage allowed on targets. Bradberry likely won’t get targeted often in Philadelphia, playing opposite of Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay. The Eagles are hoping that Bradberry can bolster their passing defense, which allowed a league-worst 69.4 completion percentage to quarterbacks last season. Bradberry will be replacing veteran Steven Nelson, who signed a two-year deal with the Houston Texans in free agency.
Philadelphia will have Slay as one of their starting boundary cornerbacks, and Avonte Maddox will be manning the slot for the second consecutive season. Slay had 52 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, three interceptions, and two fumbles returned for touchdowns.
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