James Bradberry was long rumored to be a target for the Redskins, considering his ties to Ron Rivera and their need for a cornerback.

Turns out, Bradberry does intend to join the NFC East. But instead of signing with Washington, he's opting to go to one of their rivals.

Per multiple reports, the 26-year-old defensive back has agreed to a three-year contract with the Giants, a deal that can become official on Wednesday. New York is giving Bradberry the $15 million average annual value he wanted, too, along with $32 million guaranteed.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was general manager of the Panthers when the franchise drafted Bradberry in 2016, so there's familiarity between the two sides. Bradberry and other top CB Byron Jones, who is now slated to become a Dolphin, chose their next homes within a matter of minutes on Monday.

With that pair no longer available, Chris Harris and Desmond Trufant are two of the more notable options left. Others include ex-Redskins Kendall Fuller and Bashaud Breeland.


Like Austin Hooper, another young, improving player at a position of need for the Burgundy and Gold, Bradberry's price likely exceeded what Rivera and Co. were willing to pay. Fans may get anxious, seeing as he was another high-profile name who ultimately won't be joining the team, but it's important to trust Rivera and Kyle Smith's evaluations.

Bradberry and his former coach should now have the chance to face off twice a season through 2022. You can bet the latter will be in Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin's ears before those matchups happen.


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