If the reigning Super Bowl champion has a weakness this season, it's on the second level of Jim Schwartz's defense.
Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham was suspended for injury for the first game of the season The NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, reported NFL Network Tom Pelissero, about a source that was informed about the situation. The incident stems from a July 2016 incident in which Bradham was arrested by Miami Beach police on suspicion of battery / heavy attack.
Bradham closed the delayed law enforcement law in January on Miami Dade County Court files. The case was closed a few days later.
I apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire Eagles organization for the 1-game suspension. This comes from an incident in July 2016 and the matter is now resolved. I am pleased to give myself the whole season and help the team to win another championship
Nigel Bradham (@NigelBradham_13)
June 29, 2018
"We were in contact with Nigel and the NFL regarding his suspension," said the Eagles in a statement . "We respect the decision of the League in this matter and we are disappointed that Nigel has placed himself in that position, Nigel has taken responsibility and expressed us through his words and deeds, which he has learned from his mistakes continue to support him. " throughout the process.
The news of the suspension comes three months after Bradham signed a $ 40 million five-year contract to stay in Philadelphia.
While the Eagles welcome their best linebacker after just one game, the depth remains Problem with Paul Worrilow, who is wiped out by an ACL injury in the spring, Jordan Hicks, who is out of his sight with a torn Achilles tendon and Mychal Kendricks.
Schwartz will rely on former heroes such as Corey Nelson and Kamu Grugier Hill, 2016 seventh round pick Joe Walker and 2017 fifth round pick Nate Gerry, when the NFL season begins with an Eagles Falcons showdown.