The Philadelphia Eagles will start their 2018 season as the reigning Super Bowl Champions on September 6, however they will be missing a key player – linebacker Nigel Bradham.
Field Yates of ESPN first reported earlier today that Bradham may be facing a one-game suspension:
Source: Eagles LB Nigel Brahdam has been suspended for the first game of the 2018 NFL season.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 29, 2018
Only a few hours later, Bradham himself confirmed the news and apologized to his teammates and fans while citing the reason for the suspention:
I would like to apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire eagles organization for the 1 game suspension.This stems from a July 2016 incident and the matter is now resolved.I look forward to giving it my all this season and helping the team win another Championship— Nigel Bradham (@NigelBradham_13) June 29, 2018
As Bradham mentions in his post, the suspension is a result of his arrest in Miami almost two years ago.
With veteran linebacker Paul Worrilow already placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL, it is likely that Corey Nelson and Kamu Grugier-Hill will compete to start in Bradham’s place for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.