James Bradberry is happy with Philadelphia Eagles after an anxious offseason – Philadelphia Eagles blog

PHILADELPHIA — New could have had a better timing Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry.

The need to lose your salary? New York Giants Enter the offseason looking to trade Bradberry, He was one of the most productive players on the team in the last two seasons, with seven interceptions as well as 25 pass breakups. Though there was interest in the Pro Bowl defensiveback position, negotiations with multiple teams did not go through. After a free agency period and the draft, the Giants held on to him before finally releasing him in May. Bradberry may have lost millions because of the delay. The market was largely dry by the time Bradberry reached it.

He stated, “First, I understand it's business, so I must put my business cap on and understand that I am an asset.” “I can understand why they need me. It was part and parcel of the game. Personally, it wasn't something that I enjoyed. It's a business, and I get that.”

Bradberry, 28, said that he felt “very anxious” during the past few months in the face of all the uncertainty.

“But I knew I had to wait and be patient for things to work out. It was going to all come together and I would be in the right spot.”

Bradberry was finally able to drive 100 miles to his new home after all the waiting. The Eagles were looking for a place to start. Darius SlayFollowing the departure Steven NelsonAnd promptly signed Bradberry Just days after his release, he received a one year contract for up to $10,000,000.

“A versatile player. Smart, tough, physical. Can cover, can get the ball. Jonathan Gannon, Eagles' defensive coordinator, stated that any player who can play with their outside corners is a valuable asset. “That is why we look for complete players. Can they play off?” Can they press? Can they use vision? Can they use man's eyes? He can do all of those things. You have more options when it comes to the coverages you can use with this type of player.

Last season, opposing quarterbacks made a league-high 69% of their throws against Eagles. Gannon frequently opted for soft coverage at the back end. Bradberry's addition will give the defensive backs more to work with. He ranked fourth in the NFL last season in pass breakups with 17 and is one of three players with at least 70 pass breakups in the past five seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information, along with the New Orleans SaintsMarshon Lattimore Slay, his new teammate.

Bradberry spoke highly of Slay, saying that he has been watching him since he was in the league.

“Potential can only take you so far, so I don’t want to talk about potential. We are all pretty good as individuals, so our goal is to be great together.

Bradberry was asked what attracted him to Philly. He mentioned the scheme which will feature a mix of zone and man coverage, the roster, and the rowdy fans. He didn't take the bait when asked if he was particularly looking forward playing the Giants twice this year, but instead emphasized the importance and importance of every match in pursuit of making the playoffs.

Bradberry's addition has helped the Eagles in their pursuit of this goal.

“Anytime we can add a player like that, it’ll boost any team,” safety Marcus Epps said. “He’s been proving he’s a really good player in this league for a while.”

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