The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly interested in impending free agent linebacker Nigel Bradham, according to a report from Jeff McLane. This news hardly comes as a surprise because he's yet another player who has familiarity with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. The two spent the 2014 season together in Buffalo.
We identified Bradham as a potential Eagles target earlier today. The 26-year-old player struggled in 2015 but he excelled with Schwartz back in Buffalo's 4-3 defense in 2014. Philadelphia is in need of a new outside linebacker after trading Kiko Alonso, also formerly of the Bills, to the Miami Dolphins.
Bradham started 38 games in 57 career appearances with Buffalo since being drafted by the Bills in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. During those four seasons he racked up 165 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception, 12 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles.
Bradham isn't the only former Schwartz linebacker the Eagles have shown interest in. The team is also reportedly in on Lions free agent Tahir Whitehead. The good news for Philadelphia is that they have multiple options to pick from, which should assure a reasonable price tag.
For reference, here's a look at how Bradham stacks up as an athlete.