Bradham informed the Broncos on Thursday that he is stepping away from football for personal reasons, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Bradham recently earned a call up to the 53-man roster via the practice squad for the Broncos, but he's decided to take time off. The 31-year-old has enjoyed a nine-year career, averaging 67.7 tackles and a sack per season.
The Eagles released Bradham on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Bradham just finished the second season of his five-year, $40 million contract, and he recorded his lowest tackle total (61) since the 2015 season. According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, this move will save the Eagles $4.5 million against the salary cap, and there's a slight chance he returns to the team on a low-cost contract. Otherwise, expect the 30-year-old to find a new franchise this offseason.
Bradham recorded 61 tackles (32 solo), one interception and five pass breakups across 12 regular season games in 2019. He added five more stops in the Eagles' wild card loss to Seattle, four of them solo. The 30-year-old missed four games with an ankle injury in the middle of the season and was slightly more productive when he returned, recording 35 of his tackles in the latter half of the year. While the Eagles have an $8 million dollar option to bring him back next season, that number makes it unlikely to be picked up. Nevertheless, the eight-year vet says he'd like to be back with Philadelphia in 2020, so it's possible the two sides work something out.
Bradham (ankle) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice. Bradham is in line to suit up for the first time since Week 6 on Sunday against the Seahawks. When he was healthy, the middle linebacker was an every-snap player and accrued 26 tackles and three pass breakups over six contests.
Bradham (ankle) revealed he should be back for Sunday's game against the Seahawks or the team's Week 13 matchup against Miami, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Bradham has sat out the last six games due to this ankle issue. The Eagles didn't find a full-time replacement for the middle linebacker during his absence, instead opting for a rotation of T.J. Edwards, Duke Riley and Alex Singleton. Bradham's return will boost the team's run-stopping efforts going forward, so keep an eye on his practice status as the week progresses.
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