According to KOAColorado’s Benjamin AlbrightThe Indianapolis Colts Among the teams that have shown interest in the recently released previous Back Pro Bowl Corner game James Bradbury:
They are one of the interested teams. I heard that Texas ponies chiefs and raiders were among some others. https://t.co/S9TPlsHdg0
Benjamin Albright (AllbrightNFL) May 9, 2022
There was a previous report linking Bradburythen with the New York Giants, to the Colts – but there was a chance the ship had sailed safely with the Indianapolis signature on the corner of a high-ranking veteran back Stephen Gilmore After a few weeks.
Originally a 2016 second-round pick for the Carolina Panthers, the 28-year-old kicks off a campaign for the Giants with 47 tackles (37 singles), 4 interceptions, 17 defensive passes, and 2 fumbles during 17 games (16 starts) this Last season.
per PFF (subscription)Last season, Bradberry was ranked 58th best in the rating with a score of +62.8 overall. Specifically, in coverage, he was targeted 92 times in 60 receptions (65.2% completion rate), 729 yards (12.2 years average), 8 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, and a 100.3 opposition passer rating.
He was removed after just one year of being a professional bowler for the Giants in 2020, And his arm length in the 96th percentile of the NFL—which should certainly raise the upper brass ears of the ponies, as something they usually covet from their corners. Not to mention he has 15 career interceptions, which indicates some strong ball skills and the ability to make quits.
With a cap of $13.5 million for any team earned, the Giants have been unable to find a realistic commercial suitor for Bradbury this season, as other teams have been willing to wait for New York to come out to release the veteran back corner and then try to sign him as a free player. Much cheaper proxy.
The Colts clearly don’t have a great need to start the cornerback with Gilmore being added at the start as they did previously.
What was said, In the season finale of “With the Next Pick,” Dowry General Manager Chris Ballard She didn’t mention Cornerback as a major remaining need – and Indianapolis didn’t address the situation in a big way again (like a seventh-round pick). Rodney Thomas II From Yale University it was the only pick in Cornerback during all Indy’s draft weekend – and a developmental one at that).
for what it’s worth, The Colts have $13.5 million of expected maximum team salary spacewhich is still enough to complete a deal.
Bradbury will provide another veteran high school cornerback – who could be deserving of the year for the bounce back, especially in the new Colts defensive coordinator. Joss BradleyThe sophisticated “Cover 3” scheme.
If nothing else, he’s extra depth of experience with takeaway skills and a proven starting ability.
In the training camp and in preparation for the new season, the competition will be fierce between him and a third-year corner player Isaiah Rodgers for the starting point in the back corner on the other side of Gilmore (with Kenny Moore II firmly anchored as slot angle).