5 Philadelphia Eagles that need to be given extensions

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. . James Bradberry. 24. player. 54.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry

When the division rival New York Giants released their starting cornerback James Bradberry IV, Eagles fans were hopeful that Philly would sign him. For once, we were all on the same page.

Howie Roseman and the front office signed Bradberry to a one-year deal. This gave Bradberry a decent salary but not great, but more importantly, Philadelphia had some wiggle room to walk away (mostly) unscathed if the pairing didn’t work out.

After four pass deflections, two interceptions, and a defensive touchdown in just his first four games as an Eagles, it’s safe to say the pairing worked out.

Bradberry is emerging as a smart signing for the Eagles, as he and Darius Slay give them one of the best cornerback pairings in the league. It would be in the Eagles’ best interest to extend Bradberry and keep this duo together for a little while longer.

Although the Philadelphia Eagles are in serious need of some youthful legs at the position (Slay is 31, Bradberry is 29), re-signing the veteran is a great move for the Birds while they look for the cornerback of the future. The jury is still out on Josh Jobe and Zech McPhearson.

Another upside of signing Bradberry is that, if the Eagles do decide to draft a cornerback or sign a prospect in free agency, they can sit and learn from one of the most dynamic duos in the league and come into Philadelphia without much pressure to be great early.