The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Giants’ cornerback James Bradberry. The deal includes a one-year, $10 million contract.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 18, 2022
The post-draft addition of Bradberry is huge for Philadelphia who were in need of adding to their secondary.
EAGLES ACQUIRE JAMES BRADBERRY
The Panthers originally selected Bradberry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He became a starting cornerback as a rookie, alongside veteran Bene Benwikere. After Benwikere’s release, Bradberry took over the No. 1 CB position on the Panther’s depth chart.
He finished the season with 57 total tackles, ten pass deflections, and two interceptions, ranking as the top rookie cornerback that year.
After four seasons with the Panthers, the New York Giants signed the cornerback to a three-year, $45 million contract. That year, Bradberry completed 53 tackles, 18 pass deflections, and three interceptions. He also earned his first Pro Bowl.
In 2021, Bradberry restructured his contract twice to free up cap space for the Giants. Despite the moves, the Giants still needed excess money, failing to find a trade partner. Bradberry was released earlier this month and discussions about him joining an NFC East rival were rampant.
The 28-year-old had 11 teams across the league reach out to him, as his agents chose three. Bradberry chose the Eagles.
Bradberry’s move to Philadelphia will now allow for a veteran presence on Jonathan Gannon’s defense. He will align across from Darius Slay, a four-time Pro Bowler. Bradberry also joins Avonte Maddox.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport first reported the news on Wednesday. Since then, the Eagles have confirmed their newest addition. Bradberry’s contract is a one-year, $10 million deal. The deal includes a base salary of $1,035 million, $6.215 million signing bonus, and up to $2.5 million in incentives. Bradberry will carry a cap charge of $2.278 million.
He was set to make $13.4 million with the Giants before his release.