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Nigel Bradham contract details reveal a team-friendly deal for the Eagles

Howie Roseman does it again.

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When Nigel Bradham’s five-year, $40 million contract was first reported on Wednesday, I thought it was a little curious how there was no mention of his guaranteed money.

That lack of information often indicates the guarantee isn’t as big as the original terms would make you think it is.

It appears that’s exactly the case in this situation.

With the Eagles having a team option on Bradham’s final three years, this is essentially a two-year contract with an annual value of $7 million guaranteed.

In other words, the Eagles are not assuming a lot of risk in this contract. This is a team-friendly deal. If the 29-year-old linebacker’s production drops in a few years, it will not be financially difficult to move on from him.

But don’t just take it from me. Here’s what a salary cap expert from OverTheCap.com had to say:

Howie Roseman and Jake Rosenberg have a reputation for negotiating great deals for the Eagles and this one is no exception.

Not only did the Eagles find a way to keep Bradham but they did it at a reasonable cost. Impressive.

Especially when you look around the league and see someone like Anthony Hitchens get $9 million per year with $21.3 million guaranteed.