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 Davis, Kiko 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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