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Nigel Bradham | Linebacker | #53

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 241
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (105) / BUF
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Eagles re-signed WLB Nigel Bradham to a five-year, $40 million contract.
It's a big keep for the Eagles after the team reportedly expected to lose Bradham on the open market. At $8 million per year, Bradham is now a top-eight highest-paid 4-3 outside linebacker and sticks with DC Jim Schwartz, who drafted him in Buffalo and then brought him to Philadelphia. Bringing Bradham back likely means the Eagles will cut fellow LB Mychal Kendricks. Mar 14 - 9:24 AM

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MMQB's Peter King reports the Eagles expect to lose LB Nigel Bradham in free agency.

Bradham was a key cog in the Super Bowl Champs' defense, recording 88 tackles and a return touchdown across 922 regular season snaps. Philly is already paying Mychal Kendricks a king's ransom, however, and will get Jordan Hicks back from injury, making Bradham an expensive luxury for a team with no cap space. Bradham is Rotoworld's No. 1 available 4-3 linebacker.
Source: MMQB
Mar 5 - 9:24 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to prioritize re-signing free agent WLB Nigel Bradham.

Bradham's tackles were down from 2016, but he remained an every-down starter (90 percent of snaps) in DC Jim Schwartz's scheme. The Eagles don't have a ton of cap space and may have to get creative to keep Bradham. Entering his age-29 season, Bradham is going to command more than the $3.5 million annually he got on his last deal.
Feb 10 - 9:14 PM

Eagles WLB Nigel Bradham accepted a deferred prosecution program for his felony battery charge.

Bradham allegedly assaulted a hotel employee last summer over how long the employee took to bring his group a beach umbrella. If Bradham meets the conditions set in the program, the case will be dismissed. Still, Bradham will likely face league discipline for the incident.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Eagles WLB Nigel Bradham is "confident" he will be cleared of a felony battery charge.

Bradham is scheduled to appear in court on July 3 for accusations he assaulted a hotel employee last summer over how long the employee took to bring his group a beach umbrella. Bradham's camp disputes the claim, saying the linebacker was merely defending himself and his group. No matter the outcome of the trial, Bradham could face league discipline.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 08:12:00 AM

Eagles SLB Nigel Bradham has a trial scheduled for January 17 regarding his July arrest on an aggravated battery charge.

Bradham was also arrested on a weapons charge over the bye week, but the assault charge is a more serious allegation. Bradham could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He will certainly face league discipline at some point, but the NFL will likely let the legal process play out first.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Eagles SLB Nigel Bradham was arrested on a weapons charge Sunday in Miami.

It's Bradham's second arrest in Miami in three months. He's facing a second degree misdemeanor concealed weapon charge. Bradham's July arrest was for assault. Bradham has been an every-down player for the Eagles through three games. A suspension is growing ever more likely, though probably not for Week 5.
Source: TMZ.com
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Coach Doug Pederson said he doesn't foresee the team releasing SLB Nigel Bradham following his assault charge.

Bradham allegedly got into an altercation with a hotel cabana boy in Miami regarding an umbrella. It's silly in nature, but a serious charge for Bradham. The Eagles expect Bradham to report to camp and practice on Thursday.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Eagles SLB Nigel Bradham has been charged with assault following a fight with a Miami hotel worker.

Bradham's group was evidently upset about how long it took to get an umbrella Bradham had paid for. A verbal altercation became physical, and a bottle was allegedly smashed on the worker's head. It's a serious charge. The Eagles are "aware" of the incident.
Source: NBC Miami
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 04:31:00 PM

Eagles signed LB Nigel Bradham, formerly of the Bills, to a two-year contract.

He'll reunite with former Bills DC Jim Schwartz. Bradham will replace Kiko Alonso, who was traded to the Dolphins on Wednesday along with Byron Maxwell. 26-year-old Bradham earned PFF's lowest 4-3 outside linebacker grade out of 35 qualifiers last season but should benefit from a change of scenery. In Schwartz's 2014 Bills defense, Bradham was PFF's No. 13 4-3 outside linebacker among 40.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 06:48:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles have "reached out" to free agent LB Nigel Bradham.

Bradham regressed last season under Rex Ryan, but he excelled under Eagles DC Jim Schwartz while the pair were in Buffalo two seasons ago. With Kiko Alonso reportedly headed to Miami via a trade, the Eagles could offer Bradham a starting spot. He should not cost more than $5 million per year.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 03:06:00 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo expects free agent WLB Nigel Bradham to test the open market.

Bradham isn’t expected to be re-signed with Buffalo’s cap situation. He regressed in Rex Ryan’s scheme, grading negatively in coverage and against the run. The Bills shouldn’t offer Bradham more than $5 million annually.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 08:17:00 PM

ESPN’s Mike Rodak doesn’t expect the Bills to offer free agent WLB Nigel Bradham more than $5 million annually.

A breakout player under Jim Schwartz in 2014, Bradham took a step back in Rex Ryan’s scheme this year. He’s behind LT Cordy Glenn and LG Richie Incognito on Buffalo’s offseason priorities. Currently $3.5 million over the cap, the Bills should look to the draft to replace Bradham.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Bills WLB Nigel Bradham (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15.

The ankle injury has kept Bradham on the shelf since Week 12.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:40:00 PM

Bills WLB Nigel Bradham (ankle) is expected to return for Week 15.

Bradham missed Weeks 13 and 14. Bradham has been a liability when on the field this season, but the Bills need him back for depth purposes. Bradham has regressed sharply from his solid 2014.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 01:47:00 PM

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