Saints Cut LB Nigel Bradham

The Saints will release linebacker Nigel Bradham, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The longtime Eagles linebacker joined the team just one month ago. 

Bradham, 31 in September, played at least 900 defensive snaps from 2016-18 but logged just 717 last year as he battled an ankle injury. The veteran graded as a top-35 linebacker, per Pro Football Focus, in three of his four seasons in Philly, including the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl slate.

Instead of a reunion with former Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins, Bradham finds himself on the job hunt all over again with just a few weeks to go before the start of the season. The Saints, meanwhile, seem poised to move ahead with their current linebacker group, led by Demario DavisKiko Alonso, and Alex Anzalone. New Orleans lost A.J. Klein in free agency but used a third-round pick on Wisconsin’s Zack Baun, who worked as both an off-ball defender and a pass rusher for the Big Ten program.

All in all, Bradham appeared in 58 regular season games for the Eagles – all starts. He’s been first-string throughout his career, pretty much, save for his 2013 season with the Bills. He finished out 2019 with 61 total stops, one interception, and five passes defensed.

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9 comments on “Saints Cut LB Nigel Bradham

    • The irony is that the Eagles could probably use him right now.

      But he’s a clown for making those statements about the Eagles.

  1. Polish Hammer

    So much for that winning culture, this genius burned the bridge to return to Philly.

    • wagner13

      That would be an excellent fit. Mack Wilson was their best coverage linebacker and that just so happens to be Bradham’s specialty. Although, Cleveland should do their research before signing him. It is awfully suspicious he got cut so quickly. Perhaps there’s an underlying injury or deficiency we’re unaware of

  2. phenomenalajs

    Joe Douglas may want to bring a former Eagle to the Jets since the Jets could use LB help after Mosley opted out.

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