Another veteran cornerback option for the Las Vegas Raiders could emerge in the coming weeks.
It is being speculated that the New York Giants could soon cut ties with cornerback James Bradberry for salary-cap reasons.
CB James Bradberry's "future is in doubt" with the #Giants (ESPN).— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) February 27, 2022
Bradberry counts for $21.9M on the Giants cap. They can save $12M if they trade him or $13.5M, with $9.7M in dead money, if they designate him a post-June cut. $2M of his 2022 salary becomes guaranteed March 18.
If Bradberry is, indeed, released by the Giants, it would make sense that the Raiders will have interest. He played the past two seasons with the Giants under new Las Vegas defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Bradberry started 16 games in 2021 and 15 games in 2002. He had four interceptions last year and three picks in 2020.
Bradberry, 28, had started 91 games and has 15 interceptions in six NFL seasons. With starter Casey Hayward a free agent, a pursuit of Bradberry would make sense for Las Vegas if he hits the open market.
Other Raiders links:
- Top 50 list: NFL.com has its latest top 50 draft prospects.
- PFF mock: Pro Football Focus has the raiders taking another Clemson player in the first round.
- Combine pre: The Athletic tackles key Raiders’ questions heading into the NFL combine,
- Great history lesson: The Raiders’ website has a terrific post on the team’s rich black history.