Nigel Bradham would be an ideal signing for Broncos
By Tylor Walden
Nigel Bradham was cut by the Saints. Denver would be wise to add depth to a depleted linebacker corps.
There was a somewhat surprise release in the NFL on Monday. Former Eagles and Bills inside linebacker Nigel Bradham was released by the New Orleans Saints.
From what I have gathered, the release could have stemmed from the comments that he made regarding joining the Saints after his time with Philadelphia.
The reason for being cut is a bit of a surprise to me. But then again, there can be over a million reasons why a player could be cut. But this news could have come at a great time for the Denver Broncos, who unfortunately are dealing with some injuries at the inside linebacker position.
Todd Davis is dealing with a calf injury. While it is not as serious as last season’s injury, it could keep him out for a bit. Steven Kriz put out some names that Denver could go after if he does miss significant time.
But the big news came just hours after Bradham was released. Mike Klis has reported that Justin Strnad, the team’s fifth-round draft pick, could miss the entire season due to a wrist injury he suffered during practice on Sunday.
If gone for the year, that would be a big blow to the depth of the Broncos inside linebacker position. With Bradham now seeking a new team, perhaps the Broncos should kick the tires.
Nigel Bradham would bring solid depth to the Broncos inside linebacker position.
Entering his ninth season in the league, Nigel Bradham would bring solid veteran leadership to the Broncos defense. In his eight-year career, he has recorded 619 total tackles (403 solo) with 8.5 sacks and three interceptions. Those numbers are not too shabby given what the Broncos have right now.
If he was to sign, he would have to split time with Todd Davis (if fully healthy) and Alexander Johnson. But I do not see that being a huge issue overall. I would have no issues with the Broncos signing him.
Denver is in a tough spot and Bradham would provide a bit of a solution for the time being.