3 Players the Eagles Can’t Bring Back in 2024

These 3 Eagles have already proven they shouldn't be on the roster in 2024

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1. James Bradberry, Cornerback

It's easy to look at Monday night and think James Bradberry just had a bad outing. He was picked on throughout the night and surrendered three passes to D.K. Metcalf on the final drive. He was even beaten on a third-and-10 that set up the game-winning touchdown. That score also went against Bradberry as rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba got past him with ease.

As frustrating as that game was, it's not as if this was an anomaly. Bradberry has been a problem all season for Philadelphia and Seattle just knew to take advantage of it. A Pro Bowler for the Giants in 2020, Bradberry signed with the Eagles for $7.5 million in 2022 — after New York had released him.

He was able to revive his career following a frustrating final campaign with the Giants and was a Second-Team All-Pro for the Eagles. He landed a new three-year deal for his work and can make up to $38 million if he plays out the contract. That shouldn't happen though considering how much his play has fallen off this year.

Currently, PFF has Bradberry at a grade of 55.4 which is 94th in the league at cornerback. It's by far the lowest of his career and according to Pro Football Reference, he had already given up 10 touchdowns even before the Seattle game.

To move on from him, the Eagles would need to designate Bradberry a post-June 1 cut. There would be no savings and they would take a cap hit of just over $4.73 million but they can't put him back on the field in 2024 and expect their defense to improve.

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