Saints agree to one-year contract with former Eagles LB Nigel Bradham
In obvious need of more veteran experience at linebacker, the Saints are adding one with a Super Bowl win on his resume.
Former Eagles starter Nigel Bradham has agreed to a one-year deal.
Former Eagles’ LB Nigel Bradham reached agreement on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, per @Rosenhaussports.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2020
Bradham signed a five-year, $40 million extension in 2018 but Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with him after declining his 2020 option in March.
After joining Eagles from the Bills four-years ago, Bradham became a mainstay on defense and helped Philly capture the Super Bowl over the Patriots to cap the 2017 season. He played with returning Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins with the Eagles.
The 30-year old is versatile, able to play inside or outside linebacker against both the run and the pass. Bradham’s productivity fell off last season as he was slowed by an ankle injury and missed four games.
Opportunity knocks for Bradham to start for the Saints alongside Pro Bowler Demario Davis. Experienced starters Alex Anzalone (shoulder) and Kiko alonso (knee) are coming off of season-ending injuries.
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