The news of New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry’s release came as no surprise. This wasn’t a move made based on Bradberry’s play as Giants general manager Joe Schoen told WFAN last week.
“Listen, he’s a starting corner in the league,” Schoen stated. “It’s just where we are financially. We still got to sign our draft picks, be able to sign our practice squad and have replacement costs for during the season.”
The Giants are releasing CB James Bradberry after failing to find a trade partner, per source. The move will create $10.1M in cap savings while leaving $11.7M in dead money.
(Savings will be $11.5M with $10.4M dead this year and $1.4M dead in 2023 if they make it a June 1 cut)
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could use some help in the secondary. Bradberry is a legitimate starting corner in this league, that comes with a price. There’s not a question if there will be demand for Bradberry, there will be. With that, money comes into play, a lot of it. That’s one thing the Buccaneers don’t have. Yes they can create cap room, they’ve been masters of that lately. The question is, does Bradberry want the bag or a chance at a ring?
Bradberry is either underrated or overlooked, maybe even a combination of both. If the Bucs could somehow pull this move off you’d see Carlton Davis, James Bradberry and Jamel Dean become one of the most feared cornerback trios in the league.
Buccaneers fans will remember him as a thorn in the side of then Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston while playing for the Panthers. Bradberry signed a three-year deal with the Giants in 2020.
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