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Eagles sign ex-Giants CB James Bradberry to one-year deal

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The Philadelphia Eagles have signed free-agent cornerback James Bradberry to a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

Bradberry's contract is worth as much $10 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, with a $7.5 million salary and up to $2.5 million in incentives.

Bradberry, 28, had been cut loose last week by the division-rival New York Giants after they were unable to find a trade partner for him. The Giants were able to clear more than $10 million in salary-cap space with his release.

In 2020, Bradberry was named to the Pro Bowl. Over the past two seasons, he has intercepted seven passes and defended 35 passes. Bradberry also has been very durable, missing only two games over the past five seasons combined.

James Bradberry will stay in the NFC East, leaving the Giants for the Eagles as a free agent. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
James Bradberry will stay in the NFC East, leaving the Giants for the Eagles as a free agent. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

He's viewed as a good fit in the Eagles' zone-heavy scheme. Bradberry, who turns 29 in August, also could serve as a veteran mentor alongside Darius Slay in what appears to be a young group of corners, including 2021 fourth-rounder Zech McPhearson, 2021 sixth-rounder Tay Gowan, 2021 seventh-rounder Kary Vincent Jr. (whom they acquired via trade), 2021 UDFA Mac McCain and three undrafted corners (Mario Goodrich, Josh Jobe and Josh Blackwell) the team signed after the 2022 NFL draft.

The secondary was one of the few remaining position groups the Eagles hadn't spent major assets upgrading this offseason prior to the Bradberry signing. Safety remains an area of some concern.

But the Eagles have been busy this offseason, trading for WR A.J. Brown; signing pass rusher Hanson Reddick and Bradberry; and drafting DT Jordan Davis and LB Nakobe Dean, among others.

Being able to sign a player from a division rival at a need position is a quality move for May, when many teams' rosters are fairly close to fully constructed prior to training camp.

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