PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Nigel Bradham isn’t going anywhere.
The Eagles signed the veteran linebacker to a five-year deal worth $40 million on Wednesday, first reported by Adam Schefter.
Bradham posted on his Instagram account: “Forever an Eagle! Love you Philly. Let’s repeat.”
Bradham, 28, signed a two-year deal with the Eagles in 2016 and has become one of their key defensive players. Bradham had 88 combined tackles last season, anchoring the league’s best run defense.
As a result, they will look to trade linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who has a cap hit of $7.6 million.
Kendricks has been linked to the 49ers.
If the Eagles cannot find a trade partner, they could designate Kendricks as a post June 1st cut to save $6 million in cap space.
On Tuesday, the Eagles reportedly signed former Broncos linebacker Corey Nelson. They also expect to get linebacker Jordan Hicks back from injury to start the season. Hicks suffered a season-ending achilles injury on October 23rd, 2017.