James Bradberry, Eagles Agree to Reported 1-Year, $10M Contract After Giants Release

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVMay 18, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 17: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) James Bradberry #24 of the New York Giants in action against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium on October 17, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Los Angeles Rams defeated the New York Giants 38-11. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles announced Wednesday that they've agreed to a one-year deal with cornerback James Bradberry.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported 11 teams reached out to Bradberry following his release by the New York Giants before he decided to join their division rival.

Bradberry's deal is said to carry a $7.5 million salary ($7.3 million guaranteed) along with $2.5 million in potential bonuses.

The Giants released Bradberry May 9 after failing to find a trade partner. He spent the last two years with the Giants after playing four seasons with the Carolina Panthers.

While a stellar 2020 campaign led to Bradberry earning his first Pro Bowl berth, his play dipped for most of last season. He set a career high with four interceptions but received an overall grade of just 62.8 from Pro Football Focus

There was still clearly a strong market for his services once he hit the open market, but it was telling that the Giants could not find a taker for a 28-year-old a year removed from a Pro Bowl berth. 

Landing in Philadelphia will allow Bradberry to rejuvenate his value before hitting the open market a year from now. He joins an Eagles secondary that already includes a lockdown corner in Darius Slay on the opposite side, but the team did finish 24th last season in quarterback rating against.