New Report is Another Sign Eagles Plan to Cut James Bradberry

The latest reporting out of OTAs suggests that the All-Pro cornerback's days in Philadelphia are coming to an end.
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We are only a few days away from June 1, the benchmark date that allows teams to cut players to save money now and into the future. Many teams around the NFL will part ways with some of their highest-paid players after June 1 to make some salary cap savings.

The likeliest candidate to be a post-June 1 cut for the Philadelphia Eagles is veteran cornerback James Bradberry. After displaying a significant decline in performance in 2023, Bradberry and his $15.1 million cap hit have become an albatross for the Eagles.

Add in the fact that the Eagles used their first two selections in the 2024 NFL Draft on cornerbacks and it becomes obvious that Bradberry's days in Philadelphia are numbered.

In fact, the latest reporting by Eagles reporter Bob Brookover further confirms this. Even though the Eagles are having OTAs on Tuesday, Bradberry is not going to be in attendance. This suggests that the All-Pro defender is not in Philly's plans for next season.

Eagles News: CB James Bradberry Not Attending OTAs on Tuesday

If the Eagles cut Bradberry after June 1, they will save over $10 million as they will only have $4.3 million as dead cap hit for 2024. This would allow them to address other holes on the roster ahead of training camp.

Philadelphia will likely start rookie Quinyon Mitchell and Darius Slay opposite of each other at cornerback. Avonte Maddox and second-round selection Cooper DeJean, as well as recently reinstated Isaiah Rodgers Sr. will provide additional depth at the position.

The Eagles had one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL last season. The main culprit was Bradberry, who was consistently beaten by receivers, ranking near the bottom in all defensive metrics. Philadelphia needs to improve on that end under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to have a shot at the Super Bowl next season.

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