Free-agent cornerback James Bradberry is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Sources: Former #Giants Pro Bowl CB James Bradberry has agreed to terms with the #Eagles on a 1-year deal for $10M. A big-time post-draft addition, as Bradberry lands in a perfect spot.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 18, 2022
The Kansas City Chiefs had been connected to the 28-year-old back in March, but as time went on, the understanding became that they would not trade with the New York Giants for him considering his scheduled $13.5 million salary for 2022. As it turned out, no team was willing to trade for him at that cap number, and the Giants parted ways last week.
Once he became a free agent, there had been some thought that the Chiefs could be interested once again. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that 11 teams showed interest, though it's unclear at this time as to whether the Chiefs were one of them. Over the Cap’s Jason Fitzgerald’s early estimate is that the cap hit for the Eagles will be between $2.5 million and $3.2 million. At this writing, Arrowhead Pride estimates the Chiefs' cap space to be around $11.4 million.
Regardless of any potential Kansas City interest, Bradberry is now an Eagle, out of the AFC, set to become an unrestricted free agent at the beginning of next offseason. The Chiefs turn to the youth movement of their cornerback room, beginning with L'Jarius Sneed and Rashad Fenton and continuing with first-round rookie Trent McDuffie, several other draft picks, returners and "lottery tickets."
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