Roster Outlook: Should Eagles keep an eye on Giants cornerback?
Other than Darius Slay, there isn’t a lot of proven cornerback talent on the Eagles’ roster.
Last year’s CB2, Steven Nelson, recently signed a two-year deal with the Texans — leaving Zech McPhearson and Tay Gowan as the next men up if the season started today.
The Eagles could use another veteran corner, and a pretty good one may become available sooner than later.
Giants CB James Bradberry is entering the final year of his three-year, $43M deal and hasn’t reported to the team’s voluntary offseason workouts.
New York has been working diligently to find a trade partner for Bradberry, but no teams are overly excited to part with picks knowing that New York is desperate to dump his contract.
The Giants need to free up space to sign their upcoming draft class and would save $2M more by trading Bradberry rather than flat-out cutting him. With the draft just around the corner, the former Pro Bowler will likely be released in the coming days.
When he inevitably hits the open market, should the Eagles be interested? The 28-year-old is coming off a productive two-year stint with the Giants totaling 101 tackles, 35 passes defended, and 7 INTs. He’d be a welcome addition across Darius Slay, but the price would undoubtedly play a factor.
The Eagles reportedly put in an offer for former DPOY Stephon Gilmore before he signed with Indianapolis for $10M/year. If they weren’t willing to pay that, I’d have a hard time believing Howie Roseman would put up much more for Bradberry — even if he is still in his prime.
Regardless, taking one of the talented defensive backs in next week’s draft should still be a priority.
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