Should the Colts pursue James Bradberry?
New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry is likely to be released. Should the Indianapolis Colts go after the veteran?
The New York Giants have been looking for a trade partner all offseason for James Bradberry. At one point, the Indianapolis Colts were rumored to pursue Bradberry through a trade, but that stalled out. With the trade market fading, the Giants are looking to create some cap space by releasing him.
This brings up the question as to whether the Indianapolis Colts should continue to pursue Bradberry, who could likely compete for one of the starting roles.
With the addition of Stephon Gilmore in the offseason, Indianapolis is not as desperate for Bradberry. He’s not going to pull a large contract from Chris Ballard, even with just being 28 years old.
The former second-round pick was drafted by the Carolina Panthers before going to the New York Giants for the previous two seasons. He has started in 91 of the 92 games he has played during his six-year career.
Bradberry has defended against 82 passes and would not only fit the Gus Bradley mold but also fit the mold of a turnover machine. He’s had 15 career interceptions and 4 forced fumbles.
Where is James Bradberry likely to go?
It is not going to be very likely that James comes to Indy to add to what is turning into a very decent secondary with the additions via free agency and the Draft.
It is expected that the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders are among teams that are looking to pursue Bradberry if he is released from the Giants.
If two divisional rivals are looking to add the soon-to-be-former Giant, he definitely has something left in the tank. Considering those teams see him twice a year, they know what kind of talent he brings to the roster.
I expect James Bradberry to sign with the Eagles, who failed to land Tyrann Mathieu this offseason.