3 Eagles who could fall out of favor barring a late-season turnaround

The Philadelphia Eagles are playoff bound, but some of the squad is playing its way out of favor.

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1. James Bradberry

James Bradberry has been a disappointment this year.

James Bradberry entered this season projected as a top 20-ranked cornerback. He has not lived up to that expectation, and his fall from grace has been a bumpy one.

With Avonte Maddox injured, the outside corners needed to step up to ensure the boat didn't leak from multiple holes. While Darius Slay has held up his end of the bargain, that has not been the case for James.

Howie Roseman would most likely have to restructure Bradberry's contract to make a trade possible, but that is not outside of his capabilities. The 2022 All-Pro is having a down year. He has earned his reputation as a top-tier corner (see his time with the Carolina Panthers and the early stages of his time with the New York Giants), but when you consider Big Blue's willingness to let him walk and the regression we have seen this year, one has to wonder if last year's performance was an aberration.

The thought that the Eagles wasted a good Bradberry season by coming up short in the Super Bowl is sickening to the psyche. The secondary is not operating near the level it did last year and that could be for many reasons, Sean Desai included. Still, a poor scheme isn't an excuse for getting blown by in one-on-one coverage.

Bradberry is on the wrong side of 30 years old. Unless he shows he still has some juice, it becomes increasingly different to green-light a trilogy.

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