3 Eagles Veterans Who Will Be Cut Following The NFL Draft

These 3 veterans might not be with the Eagles much longer.
James Bradberry, Philadelphia Eagles
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2. C.J. Uzomah, TE

Dallas Goedert has continued to hold down the TE1 job in Philly, coming off a 59-reception campaign where he had 592 yards and three touchdowns. Behind him, however, there wasn’t much to speak of.

Jack Stoll had just five receptions and left in the offseason to join the New York Giants. Grant Calcaterra was there as well but had four receptions. That’s better than Albert Okwuegbunam who had no receptions and just one target.

Oddly enough, the Eagles didn’t draft a tight end and had just C.J. Uzomah as a free-agent addition. Uzomah was a previous starter for Cincinnati but was a non-factor for the New York Jets in 2023.

He seemed to be safe until the Eagles brought in McCallan Castles as an undrafted free agent. Castles landed a $30,000 bonus with $230,000 guaranteed showing the faith this front office has in him.

Castles was a former UC Davis standout who spent one season with the Volunteers and had five touchdowns in the SEC. He’s still raw but an ascending talent and at this point, it feels as though he has an excellent shot of making the roster. As for Uzomah, he has to unseat a couple of players who have a relationship with the head coach and quarterback already. That could be enough to have him on the outside looking in.

1. James Bradberry, CB

Dating back to last season, it's felt as though James Bradberry has been on the thinnest of ice.

A former standout for the Carolina Panthers, Bradberry has been on a rollercoaster over the past four seasons since leaving the team he started his career with. He had his moments with the New York Giants but was released after two seasons. He signed with the Eagles in 2022 and did well enough for them to retain him on a three-year deal worth $38 million.

He then struggled mightily, giving up 11 touchdowns in 2023 — including a game-winner to rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba on Monday Night Football when the Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks. While backup quarterback Drew Lock was guiding the Seahawks.

With their first pick, the Eagles added Quinyon Mitchell from Toledo which all but guaranteed Bradberry was going to be benched following his frustrating campaign. Then, they took Cooper DeJean from Iowa in the second round (after trading up) and now there might not be a place on the roster for the veteran.

He's now fourth at best on the depth chart and might not beat out Kelee Ringo for that spot. Throw in the fact that C.J. Gardner-Johnson can play the slot cornerback spot and it's going to be difficult for Bradberry to see the field at all.

His one saving grace might be the amount of money he's still owed. The Eagles would have to eat a lot of dead money but it could be manageable as a post-June 1 cut, with just over $4.3 million going against them in 2024.

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