Bradham recorded eight tackles (three solo) and a sack across 47 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. After sitting out his one-game suspension, Bradham returned in full force Sunday, playing in 81 percent of the defensive snaps. He also tied for second in tackles in the contest. Bradham should continue to play a significant role on the Eagles defense as the season progresses.
Bradham (suspension) can return to the Eagles' active roster Friday, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. Bradham received a one-game suspension for undisclosed reasons back in June, and he can return to the Eagles after sitting out Thursday's season opener. Linebackers Kamu Grugier-Hill and Nate Gerry both saw less than 30 defensive snaps Thursday, as veteran safety Corey Graham saw an expanded role in Bradham's absence. The 29-year-old signed a five-year, $40 million contract with Philadelphia back in March, and he should be a significant contributor alongside middle linebacker Jordan Hicks.
Bradham agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Eagles on a five-year, $40 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Tasked with playing on the outside in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme last season, Bradham moved to the middle following Jordan Hicks' season-ending Achilles injury in October and was instrumental in aiding the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title. Bradham, who finished the past campaign with 88 tackles, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble and a sack in 15 regular-season contests, will be rewarded handsomely for his efforts, but the large financial commitment could force the Eagles to cut costs at the position by releasing fellow outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who carries a $7.6 million cap hit for 2018. With Hicks expected back at full strength for training camp, Bradham should move back to the strong side during the upcoming season and could see his tackle total decline as a result.
Bradham finished the 2017 regular season with 88 tackles (61 solo), a sack, and eight passes defensed across 15 games. The tackle and sack numbers represent slight regression from Bradham's 2016 campaign. The eight passes defensed were a career high however, and the former Seminole also scored his first career touchdown Week 11 against Dallas. The 28-year-old will now become an unrestricted free agent. Bradham has stated he'd like to return to Philadelphia, but no matter where he ends up, he is not likely to have value as much more than a high-floor, low-upside linebacker in 2018 IDP leagues.
Bradham (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. With little at stake for the Eagles in the regular-season finale, Bradham will be one of six regulars on defense who will be in street clothes. Look for Najee Goode and Kamu Grugier-Hill to pick up added snaps at outside linebacker while Bradham is out.
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