By Max Harper
There’s joy in Eaglesland over the signing of cornerback James Bradberry.
And in New York, the Giants are scrambling to explain why they cut the Pro Bowler to see him sign with an NFC East rival whom they will play twice a year, at least.
Here’s what the New York Post thinks:
As if cutting Bradberry to solve a salary-cap squeeze wasn’t painful enough for the Giants, their former Pro Bowl cornerback doubled down Wednesday by signing a one-year contract with Philadelphia.
The deal is worth $7.5 million plus another $2.5 million in incentives after a market of 11 teams was whittled to three and then to one, according to ESPN.
Bradberry, 28, was due a $13.4 million salary before he was released last week. After a trade market failed to materialize, the Giants saved $10.1 million against the cap by moving on — that money is earmarked for signing their 11-pick draft class — and should get a $2 million cap credit in 2023 for the Eagles picking up the portion of Bradberry’s salary that became guaranteed in March.
But it will take a committee to replace Bradberry.