6 Eagles on Thin ice Following the NFL Draft

Which veterans could struggle to make the Eagles roster this year?
Philadelphia Eagles, James Bradberry
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1. James Bradberry, CB

This is some low-hanging fruit since we already knew James Bradberry was on thin ice entering the offseason. The veteran cornerback signed with the Eagles in 2022 on a one-year deal worth $7.5 million. This came shortly after being released by the New York Giants, who were unable to find a trade partner following an up-and-down two-year stint.

Bradberry performed well enough to secure a three-year extension worth $38 million and $20 million guaranteed. He then took a step in the wrong direction and was not only the worst defensive back on the Eagles' roster, but he was one of the worst in the NFL.

His contract was just part of the reason Bradberry remained on the team thus far. Philly would get no cap savings and have a dead hit of $4.3 million this season while still having to deal with more dead money in the future. He was also retained due to the lack of options around him but that's no longer the case.

As soon as Quinyon Mitchell was selected in Round 1, it was reported Bradberry lost his starting job. The Eagles then added Cooper DeJean 18 picks later, all but guaranteeing Bradberry isn't in the plans for much longer. The only question will be if they keep him for depth or cut ties now.

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