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Nigel Bradham | Linebacker | #53

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 241
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (105) / BUF
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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. Mar 9 - 6:48 PM

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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.
Mar 8 - 3:06 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.
Feb 20 - 8:17 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
Jan 30 - 6:02 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

Bills WLB Nigel Bradham said he will test his injured ankle Wednesday.

If all goes well, Bradham expects to be ready for Sunday's clash with the Eagles. Bradham has 57 tackles and a sack in 11 starts this season.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Bills WLB Nigel Bradham has an ankle injury, and is expected to miss Week 13.

Word came directly from coach Rex Ryan. Bradham has been one of the weak links in the Bills' defense this season, but his absence will create depth issues. Tony Steward is the next man up.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:07:00 PM

Bills contract-year LB Nigel Bradham said he has yet to open contract talks with the Bills.

Buffalo would probably like to extend Bradham, but Bradham is third in line behind Marcell Dareus and Cordy Glenn. Bradham is scheduled to make $1.542 million in the final year of his rookie deal. He recorded 104 tackles in 14 starts last season.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 08:29:00 AM

The Bills are interested in extending contract-year LB Nigel Bradham.

Bradham is coming off a career year, recording 104 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three turnovers despite missing two games. The Bills want to keep Bradham, but are unlikely to extend him until Marcell Dareus gets a new deal. After playing the strong side under Jim Schwartz, Bradham is expected to move inside in Rex Ryan’s 3-4 scheme.
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 08:03:00 PM

The Bills' website expects Nigel Bradham to move to inside linebacker.

Bradham had a breakout season in 2014, posting 104 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He's best suited as a 4-3 outside linebacker, but could be asked to switch back inside under Rex Ryan. Kiko Alonso is expected to remain on the weak side, with Bradham and Preston Brown projected to play the middle in Ryan's 3-4 scheme.
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 07:21:00 PM

Bills SLB Nigel Bradham (knee) is doubtful for Week 5 against the Lions.

With Kyle Williams also sidelined, the Bills will be without their top two run defenders on Sunday. Rookie Preston Brown will start on the strong-side.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Bills LB Nigel Bradham left Sunday's Week 4 game against the Texans with a knee injury.

He's out for the game. Bradham was injured on an interception of Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter. Rookie Preston Brown will replace him in the lineup.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 03:13:00 PM

NFL suspended Bills LB Nigel Bradham one game for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

It arises from his 2013 marijuana arrest, so the Bills knew this was coming. Being counted on as a starter in new DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3 defense, Bradham has emerged as the favorite to replace Kiko Alonso in the DeAndre Levy role. He figures to be replaced by rookie Preston Brown on passing downs. When Bradham returns in Week 2, he'll be a candidate to lead the Bills in tackles. Levy had 119 of them last year, and six interceptions.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 01:53:00 PM

The Bills opened camp with Nigel Bradham and Keith Rivers as their starting outside linebackers.

Former Patriot Brandon Spikes is the middle linebacker. It's been the expected alignment ever since stud WLB Kiko Alonso tore his ACL. Although DC Jim Schwartz considers Bradham and Rivers "interchangeable," Bradham is the preferred IDP sleeper because he's likely to be part of the nickel package. He's also playing on the weak side primarily, which is Alonso's old position. Bradham just has to hold off third-round rookie Preston Brown through camp.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 09:29:00 AM

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