Former NY Giants CB is sadly trying to save his Eagles career by changing positions

Things aren't looking great for the veteran DB.
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While everyone can't stop talking about the Philadelphia Eagles signing Saquon Barkley this offseason, he of course isn't the only former NY Giants star to pull the same move. Not long ago, James Bradberry decided to play for the enemy after he was released by Big Blue.

While Bradberry had a solid first year with the Eagles, things have been going downhill for him of late. He struggled in 2023 and this offseason hasn't been going according to plan. Rumors have been flying that the Eagles could cut him.

However, in a last-ditch effort to try and make things work, Bradberry has been moved to safety to see if he can still compete at a high level. However, that's not looking too promising either for him, as he's dealing with an injury. Could he be on his way out this summer?

James Bradberry moving to safety is pretty eye-opening for the Eagles

Early on in his career, Bradberry was a stud cornerback, turning heads for the Panthers. After four seasons in Carolina, he signed with the Giants and took home Pro Bowl honors in 2020. That season, the veteran DB posted 54 total tackles, 18 pass deflections and three interceptions.

He was also quite strong in 2021, which led to him wanting a handsome new deal from the Giants in 2022. However, Joe Schoen took over as general manager and he decided to save some money by releasing him.

The Eagles ended up signing him to a one-year, $10 million deal. After he played well in '22, the Eagles then re-signed him to a three-year, $38 million contract. However, the first campaign of that new deal didn't turn out the way Bradberry or the Eagles wanted.

Now, Bradberry is trying to stick around with the NFC East powerhouse, but it's not looking too optimistic for him. He and the Eagles coaching staff are hopeful that maybe moving him to safety will benefit the defense, but at this point, it feels like it would be a bit of a surprise if he's kept around once it's time for 53-man roster cuts.