The Eagles decided Tuesday to decline the team option on Nigel Bradham's contract (see story), cutting the 30-year-old linebacker loose after four years in Philly. From the highs of winning a Super Bowl to the lows of his multiple run-ins with law enforcement, Bradham's time with the Eagles was nothing if not entertaining.
Bradham's teammates received the news Tuesday, just like fans did, and a number of his now-former teammates shared their reactions to the team's move on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Brandon Graham lamented the end of his time playing alongside Bradham:
DeSean Jackson and Kamu Grugier-Hill wished Bradham luck in his next NFL stop:
Nate Gerry thanked Bradham for teaching him the ins and outs of the linebacker position, and of life as pro football player:
Much love to my dawg. Taught me everything. See you down the road big bro✊🏼 https://t.co/ddxfULhEyx— ⚪️🐍 (@NathanGerry) February 18, 2020
Rodney McLeod and Nelson Agholor, two players who might not return to Philly in 2020, also shouted Bradham out on Instagram:
One particularly interesting reaction, to my eye, was that of cornerback Rasul Douglas, who opted to use the head-slap emoji in a quote tweet of a report about the move:
👀🤦🏽♂️ straight killer I SWEAR https://t.co/xziUw8CV6j— rasul (@rd32_era) February 18, 2020
Whether that signifies surprise or displeasure, it seems like Douglas would've preferred Bradham return to Philly in 2020.
Instead, free agency is off and running, and the Eagles' sleepy offseason is finally about to heat up.
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