Philadelphia Eagles: Grading the 2018 offseason acquisitions

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Corey Nelson
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Nigel Bradham, LB

Re-signed a five-year deal worth $40 million

Perhaps the most significant offseason move the Eagles made so far. We couldn’t stress it enough that locking in Nigel Bradham was the Eagles top priority after the Super Bowl victory. His 2017 season was filled with pure dominance on the defense as he led the entire team with 88 tackles in the regular season.

It took a while for the Eagles to come to an agreement with Bradham as he entertained quite a few offers elsewhere. When free agency opened up, Bradham was rumored to have gained interest from eight other teams. At first, it didn’t seem like there was any real chance of Bradham donning the midnight green uniform ever again.

But Howie Roseman made sure to work some things out with some other players to free up some funds for Bradham. Now the Eagles can confidently head into the 2018 season knowing that they have one of their best defensive weapons back. Not only does the signing mean good things on the field for next season. But it also gives the Eagles more confidence heading into the NFL Draft. Instead of prioritizing the linebacker position for the 32nd pick, the Eagles honestly have enough talent to select the best player available no matter the position.

Grade: A+

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