Possible James Bradberry destinations that make mores sense than Atlanta Falcons

We're pretty sure you have heard the rumors about James Bradberry leaving Philly's nest for Atlanta's. Might these destinations make more sense?
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Word travels fast in midnight and kelly green-tinged circles. You may have heard. Philadelphia Eagles fans are a football-crazy bunch. They're constantly plugged into what their Birds are doing. So, we assume you may have heard a few conversations about James Bradberry.

Second-Team All-Pro one year... Regressing liability the next... He didn't just fall off last year. He was buried during an avalanche.

Opposing signal-callers used to avoid him. Now, they seemingly pick on him as often as possible. Study the Seahawks' final go-ahead drive versus Philly in Seattle last season if you are looking for evidence.

There were rumors he'd be a post-June 1st dismissal. He wasn't. He skipped OTAs. That's okay. They were voluntary. When the mandatory minicamp arrived, he was present and cross-trained some at safety... for a little while. During the first practice session open to the media, he left before things got interesting with an injury.

We've heard Nick Sirianni praise him, particularly for his versatility. That's cool, but something tells us that's some sort of sales tactic being employed just in case the Birds decide they're going to move off him later.

Recently, the Atlanta Falcons have been named as a possible landing spot, but despite our respect for Raheem Morris, that probably isn't the best place for him. Gather around. Here are some better options in terms of potential landing spots.

Arizona Cardinals

Here's some brutal honesty. If you asked us to name ten current Arizona Cardinals and disallowed us to name Kyler Murray and Budda Baker, we aren't certain that we'd be able to complete the task successfully.

Here's what we do know. Jonathan Gannon is the head coach and Philly's former defensive coordinator. It was under J.G. that James earned his first All-Pro nod.

The Cards could certainly use help at cornerback. We're talking about Sean Murphy-Bunting and rookie Max Melton as potential starters. James may be on the backend of his career, but he has to be better than those guys.

Indianapolis Colts

In keeping with the 'former relationships' angle, welcome to the Indianapolis Colts' portion of our hot take. They're constantly in the market for former Eagles coaches and players.

Former Eagles OC Shane Steichen is the head coach there and could use some help in the secondary. We're thinking JuJu Brents and Jaylon Jones are the frontrunners to land starting jobs. Ouch...

Las Vegas Raiders

No one overspends on players who are past their prime quite like the Las Vegas Raiders. It's a part of their DNA.

Just win baby... Try like heck to sign last year's Super Bowl MVP... Try even harder to add the fastest guy in the NFL Draft... Add players who are past their prime... That friends is the once-proud organization that we have gotten to know over time.

New head coach Antonio Pierce is going to need some defensive punch. He appears vulnerable with Jack Jones and Jakorian Bennett atop his depth chart at corner.

James Bradberry may not be the answer, but he has to be better than those guys, right? Don't be shocked if Las Vegas comes calling. Their defensive coordinator, Patrick Graham, was Bradberry's DC during James' entire run with the New York Giants.

Detroit Lions

They're a young team on the rise, but they're vulnerable in their secondary. They may have something with Terrion Arnold. Carlton Davis will probably be the other starter.

The Lions could be a team that shows interest. This one is a wild card (and a long shot), but we'll see what happens and if either side starts a conversation. This is one of those rosters where James could make the smooth transition to safety... maybe.

The long shot (maybe): Houston Texans

This is another wild card. The Houston Texans have gotten younger and better, but there used to be some mutual interest here. Before James was cut by the Giants, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reported the Texans had agreed to acquire him for a late-round pick.

The details of a new contract couldn't be ironed out. Things fell through. James was released and landed in Philly. That was a long time ago. Much has changed, but who knows? Howie Roseman can work his magic and dump James on these guys somehow. Fingers are crossed.

Houston drafted Kamari Lassiter this past April and signed several CBs a month before that (Jeff Okudah, Mike Ford, Lonnie Johnson Jr, and C.J. Henderson). James could serve as a mentor maybe or transition to safety if the discussions we have heard about the possible transition have credence.

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