Nigel Bradham
Nigel Bradham
29-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Philadelphia Eagles
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Eagles in March of 2018.
Returns with vengeance
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 18, 2018
Bradham recorded eight tackles (three solo) and a sack across 47 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
ANALYSIS
After sitting out his one-game suspension, Bradham returned in full force Sunday, playing in 81 percent of the defensive snaps. He also tied for second in tackles in the contest. Bradham should continue to play a significant role on the Eagles defense as the season progresses.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    47
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
990
58
2017
923
59
2018
47
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other LBs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   241 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.18 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   121 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   24 reps
AVERAGE
Philadelphia Eagles Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
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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Returns from suspension
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
September 7, 2018
Bradham (suspension) can return to the Eagles' active roster Friday, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
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Receives one-game suspension
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
Suspension
June 29, 2018
Bradham has been suspended for the first game of the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Re-signs with Philly on five-year deal
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
March 14, 2018
Bradham agreed Wednesday to re-sign with the Eagles on a five-year, $40 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Numbers dip in 2017
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
February 8, 2018
Bradham finished the 2017 regular season with 88 tackles (61 solo), a sack and eight pass breakups across 15 games.
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Sidelined in coach's decision for finale
LBPhiladelphia Eagles
Coach's Decision
December 31, 2017
Bradham (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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