Bradberry suffered a groin injury at practice Tuesday and was held out of Thursday's preseason game against the Bills.
Bradberry worked out for team trainers prior to the preseason opener but they unsurprisingly opted to remain cautious and hold him out. The 25-year-old's injury doesn't appear overly but the Panthers are likely to ease him back at practice, regardless.
Bradberry finished with 85 tackles (66 solo), two interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble in 16 games played this season.
Bradberry has served as Carolina's top cornerback ever since he was drafted in the second round last year. While he impressed as a little-known rookie, Bradberry only increased his production his second time around, finishing second on the team in tackles and tying for the lead with 10 passes defended. A promising presence on the outside, the Samford product will look to take another step in his development next season.
Bradberry made seven tackles (four solo), an interception and forced a fumble in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Packers.
Bradberry's presence was felt in a big way during the second half, as he not only intercepted Aaron Rodgers during the third quarter, but also forced a fumble on Green Bay's final offensive drive. The second-year pro helped Carolina clinch a second straight victory, and has picked off a pass in back-to-back games to boot.
Bradberry had six tackles, three pass breakups and one interception in Sunday's win against the Vikings.
Bradberry played 72 of 74 possible defensive snaps Sunday. His pick was clutch, coming at the Panthers' 25-yard line while the Vikings were looking to chip into an 11-point deficit. The second-year pro is averaging 5.1 tackles per game this season, and the Packers, who likely will be eager to air it out with a healthy Aaron Rodgers, are coming to town in Week 15.
|7||10/21/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|10||11/8/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|