Nigel Bradham
Nigel Bradham
31-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After four-year stints with both the Bills and Eagles, Bradham joined the Saints on a one-year deal for the 2020 season. In his eight-year career, Bradham has averaged nearly 80 tackles per season as a primary starter at middle linebacker, and he should be a full-time starter for New Orleans this season. While Kiko Alonso should be ready to go, his recovery from an ACL tear suffered in January means he should take a backseat to Bradham. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Saints in August of 2020.
Cut by Saints
LBFree Agent
August 24, 2020
The Saints cut Bradham on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Braham signed with the team in late July, presumably expecting to compete for the starting job at middle linebacker. He started each of his 58 games for Philadelphia the past four seasons, averaging 87 tackles, 5.5 pass defenses and 1.3 sacks in 14.5 games per year. With Bradham out of the picture, Craig Robertson and Alex Anzalone are the favorites to get linebacker reps in New Orleans alongside First Team All-Pro Demario Davis.
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Measurables Review
How do Nigel Bradham's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
241 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
Cone Drill
7.18 sec
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
Broad Jump
121 in
Bench Press
24 reps
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Bradham has been the most consistent presence among Eagles linebackers the past three seasons, leading the group in defensive snap count on each occasion on his way to 6.2 tackles per game. He's also durable, with seven absences in as many seasons (and two of them due to suspension). The Eagles allowed Jordan Hicks to leave as a free agent during the offseason, giving Bradham and newcomer Zach Brown the best chance to rise into the IDP relevance.
With Jordan Hicks out for most of 2017 due to an Achilles injury, Bradham became even more of a key cog in the Eagles defense, filling in as signal-caller and middle linebacker. Bradham got paid handsomely in the offseason, too, returning to Philadelphia on a five-year deal. With Hicks now presumably healthy, the 28-year-old Bradham is slated to return to the outside, where he'll once again be a high-floor, low-ceiling linebacker who should end up shy of 100 tackles with a handful of big plays after all is said and done.
Bradham was the more valuable IDP between himself and teammate Jordan Hicks last year, so it might seem fair to rank him ahead of Hicks on any 2017 lists. Bradham had a fairly modest tackle total himself, though, barely getting past the triple-digit mark on 990 defensive snaps. And unlike Hicks, Bradham hasn't shown interception upside in the past, totaling just two in five years, while Hicks has seven in 24 games. It's hard to see the upside scenario for Bradham, who has never topped 104 tackles in five NFL seasons.
Bradham, now 26-years-old, signed a two-year deal with the Eagles this offseason after four seasons in Buffalo. He's projected to start at outside linebacker after Philadelphia traded Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins this offseason, clearing room for Bradham to have an impact immediately upon arrival. He'll look to reach the 100-tackle mark for the second time in his career in 2016, when he'll be reunited with new Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who also spent time with the Bills.
Bradham took a big step forward in 2014 and looks to continue building a reputation as one of the better linebackers around. He started 14 games last year and recorded 104 tackles. He and Preston Brown are two of the surefire starters in Rex Ryan's new defense.
The third-year linebacker has gotten 13 starts over the past two seasons though only two last year. He did finish the season with a nice game at New England and has opportunity to see expanded work at weakside thanks to Kiko Alonso's ACL tear. That is, after he serves a one-game suspension to start the season.
Although he was only a part-time player as a fourth-round pick rookie in 2012, the Bills are prepared to give Bradham a full plate of responsibilities in 2013. The former Florida State star is very athletic and, no matter whether the Bills run a 4-3 or 3-4 this year, Bradham has the length and athleticism to stay on the field through all formations. With Kelvin Sheppard and Nick Barnett run out of town, it's difficult to see how Bradham could possibly fall short of three-down duties this year. He finished his rookie year with only 47 stops, but he will see his defensive snap count at least double this year, making anything short of triple digits a disappointment.
Bradham is an extremely athletic linebacker who can give Buffalo an explosive blitz threat right away in certain packages. While the Bills think they might have gotten a steal in the fourth round of 2012, he has almost no chance of starting with a few more experienced linebackers ahead of him. He'll need to improve his block-shedding ability, and for now it looks like he'll also have to prove himself on special teams. But his athleticism is high and he excelled in a major conference, so he's worth keeping an eye on.
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Finds home in Big Easy
LBNew Orleans Saints
July 30, 2020
The Saints signed Bradham to a one-year contract Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Shown door in Philly
LBFree Agent
February 18, 2020
The Eagles released Bradham on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Logs fewest tackles in four seasons
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 16, 2020
Bradham recorded 61 tackles (32 solo), one interception and five pass breakups across 12 regular season games in 2019.
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Paces team in tackles in loss
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 26, 2019
Bradham logged nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Seahawks.
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All systems go
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
November 20, 2019
Bradham (ankle) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.
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