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Given that the Eagles used their first two picks in the 2024 NFL Draft to choose cornerbacks, could James Bradberry’s tenure with the team be coming to an end?

Ari Meirov of 33rd Team recently mentioned Bradberry as a surprise cut candidate, suggesting that at least one outlet believes the same.

Bradberry’s 30-year-old age and recent poor performance for Philadelphia have raised concerns about his long-term future with the team. Meirov discussed the possibility of cutting the veteran corner in this way.

“The Philadelphia Eagles traded up for Iowa’s Cooper DeJean in the second round after making it obvious they needed to strengthen their secondary in the draft. Quinyon Mitchell of Toledo was chosen in the first round. After his lackluster performance in the previous season, it’s reasonable to wonder what James Bradberry’s role will be should Mitchell and/or DeJean demonstrate their merit in playing alongside Darius Slay straight away.

Two things to think about
Though it appears improbable for a few reasons, the Eagles moving away from Bradberry this offseason is a possibility. The first is the impact on finances. Bradberry’s release before June 1st would result in a significant dead-money charge and cap impact for the upcoming season.

The Eagles would still be responsible for a $4.3 million dead-money charge and over $10 million in dead-money against the cap in 2025 if they terminated Bradberry after the first of June. Furthermore, according to Heavy, it wouldn’t free up any more cap room for the upcoming season. Therefore, even if Bradberry’s job decreases, it might make more economical sense for the Eagles to keep him on staff.

Furthermore, there’s no assurance that Mitchell and DeJean, two of Philadelphia’s best rookie corners, will be prepared to take over as the team’s primary cornerbacks right away. It could be wise to hold Bradberry around until those people are prepared to take the lead.

Although there’s a chance that things have altered since then, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman attempted to allay rumors early in the offseason that the team could want to trade Bradberry.

Roseman stated of Bradberry, “He’s under contract, part of our plans,” adding that the most of his time in the upcoming season will probably be spent as an outside corner.

Roseman remarked, “I think he’s an outside guy.” “. . . When you look at JB and his history and his success as an outside corner, to ask him to do something which is a really different position is hard.”

Although the situation is still unstable, it now appears that Bradberry will stay an Eagle, albeit in a less significant one.

 

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