The Philadelphia Eagles officially released Nigel Bradham on Wednesday afternoon after the news was first reported on Tuesday. The veteran linebacker has since posted a goodbye message via his Twitter account.
Thank you Bird Gang it was an incredible four seasons at the Linc! I appreciate all the love this city gave to me and my family. We were welcomed with open arms and can forever call Philly a home! 5trey love y’all!!!— Nigel Bradham (@NigelBradham_13) February 20, 2020
To my teammates man was an unbelievable honor to go to work w the best group of men a team can have. What we established and brought to the table everyday will forever be remembered stay resilient through it all! Love y’all boys! We all we got!!! We all we need!!— Nigel Bradham (@NigelBradham_13) February 20, 2020
Bradham also retweeted a number of fans who replied to him:
Thank you Nigel, good luck wherever you go pic.twitter.com/tGM67wEv2u— Larry (@Larry_Pell) February 20, 2020
Thank you Nigel for everything! You helped us to get our first championship, somethging that will always be remembered. Didn’t want to see you go, good luck where ever you end up! pic.twitter.com/AP7E7pVQdL— Eagleyes (OSU/Eagle Football Fan) (@szn_eagles) February 20, 2020
Thank you for help bringing a championship to my city. pic.twitter.com/vummAkt3bk— Jen Greeneyes (@greeneyes_jen) February 20, 2020
It’s understandable why the Eagles decided to move on from Bradham, who turns 31 in September, but it sure is a bummer to actually see him go.
Bradham was a good starter for this team and he was especially excellent during Philly’s Super Bowl season in 2017. He had that flat out dominant game against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football that year. That win was when we started to really know it was going to be a special season.
It’s not impossible that Bradham returns to the Eagles this offseason if he can’t find a better deal with a new team. But there’s obviously a good chance he’s going to move on.
In any case, Bradham will always be a Super Bowl hero in Philly. Thanks for the memories, Nigel.