News: The Cardinals have released veteran linebacker Stewart Bradley and cornerback William Gay.
Analysis: Bradley mostly played special teams while Gay started 15 games and racked up 60 tackles and a pair of interceptions. For now neither one deserve attention.
News: The Cardinals released their regular season depth chart and ILB Paris Lenon is still starting ahead of high-priced free-agent acquisition Stewart Bradley.
Analysis: Bradley has had a few injury-plagued seasons, so perhaps the Cardinals want him to prove himself in a regular season game before he gets more playing time. Bradley will see the field, but he is nothing more than a Fantasy reserve until he begins to post reliable numbers.
News: NFL Network reports that LB Stewart Bradley and the Cardinals have agreed to terms on a deal. Bradley suffered a dislocated elbow that cost him some time last year and tore his ACL in 2009.
Analysis: Bradley has taken on some major injuries over the past couple of seasons and might not be such a reliable Fantasy option. Of course, the upside is that he might serve as a high-total tackler for the Cardinals. Your best bet is to draft him late in Fantasy drafts as a reserve.
News: Eagles coach Andy Reid said Monday that LB Stewart Bradley (dislocated elbow) will miss the final three games of the regular season, but Reid didn't rule out Bradley for the playoffs. That means the veteran and injury-prone linebacker will not be placed on injured reserve. Omar Gaither is listed as Bradley's backup on the team's depth chart, but he was inactive for the first time since Week 3. Rookie Jamar Chaney, who has played mostly on special teams, replaced Bradley at middle linebacker against Dallas.
Analysis: With the rest of the regular season no longer in play for Bradley, owners can safely drop him from Fantasy rosters. He'll enter the 2011 season as an injury-risk No. 3 Fantasy LB.
News: After leaving the game in the second quarter of the Week 14 game against the Cowboys, it has been determined that Eagles LB Stewart Bradley has a dislocated elbow. He was blitzing on the play and went airborne before landing on the elbow. Initial reports say that he is out for the remainder of the regular season. Bradley is to have an MRI on Monday.
Analysis: Bradley had three tackles before leaving with the injury. He missed all of the 2009 season with a knee issue. The injury looked gruesome, and it appears he will miss considerable time. Stash him in Fantasy formats until further notice. When healthy, Bradley is a low-end Fantasy LB.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley totaled four solo tackles and one quarterback hit in Week 13 against the Texans. He has 57 tackles in 11 games.
Analysis: Bradley doesn't have a game this season with 10 or more tackles. He hasn't been the same linebacker since messing up his knee last season. Bradley remains a low-end Fantasy start in IDP leagues.
News: Philadelphia linebacker Stewart Bradley finished with another strong game in Week 12, collecting a team-high five tackles in the Eagles' loss at Chicago on Sunday.
Analysis: Bradley now has 21 tackles in his last three games for a solid 7.0 tackles per game average. He does have just one sack this season so consider him a low-end Fantasy option, for now.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley recorded his first interception of the 2010 season on QB Eli Manning's last throw of the Week 11 game. He added five solo tackles and two more pass breakups in the win.
Analysis: Bradley is an important piece in the middle of the Philadelphia defense and they missed him in 2009. This season, he has slowly eased back into his role on the team, but he continues to get better. Utilize him as a low-end Fantasy option for now.
News: Eagles LB Spencer Bradley finished with a team-high seven tackles in Week 10 against the Redskins. Only two of the seven tackles were solo, however, he was credited with a tackle for a loss and a pass defended in the 59-28 win.
Analysis: Stewart has been up and down this season with his production, but has now lead the Eagles in tackles for two straight weeks. He now has 42 tackles on the season to go along with a sack. Consider him a low-end Fantasy LB heading into Week 11 against the Giants.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley was tagged with pass interference call in second quarter in Week 9 as he had his back to the play and made contact with Colts TE Jacob Tamme. The penalty gave the Colts the ball at the 10-yard line. Bradley recorded eight tackles -- seven solo -- and defended two passes in Philadelphia's 26-24 win.
Analysis: Stewart has been up and down this season with his production, but has totaled 35 tackles for the Eagles. He missed a game because of a concussion and has just one sack and no interceptions on the year. He doesn't have much Fantasy value and should only be an option in the deepest of IDP leagues at this time.
News: Eagles LB Bradley Stewart was credited with two tackles in Week 7 against the Titans. He had managed seven tackles in each of his previous two games.
Analysis: Stewart has just one sack and pass defensed this season and hasn't been a steady source for tackles. He should not be owned outside of larger IDP leagues at this time.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley recorded his first sack of the season and the third of his career Week 6 against the Falcons. He also had seven tackles, including four solo.
Analysis: Bradley clearly doesn't pick up many sacks, and he's only a modest source of tackles. Treat him as no more than a No. 3 LB in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley seven tackles (six solo) in the Week 5 win over the 49ers. He now has 13 tackles in two games after suffering a concussion in Week 2.
Analysis: Bradley should benefit from the Eagles play-makers around him to rack up plenty of tackles this season. He remains a viable Fantasy LB in IDP leagues.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley recorded five solo tackles in Week 4 against the Redskins. He also assisted on one more and had a tackle for loss in the 17-12 loss.
Analysis: Bradley missed a game due to a concussion but still has 11 tackles in three games. He appears to be healthy and productive so keep him active as a low-end option in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley, who missed last week with a concussion, was listed as the starting middle linebacker for Week 3 against the Jaguars. He recorded one tackle in the season opener before leaving with his injury. "He's the centerpiece of our defense," S Quintin Mikell said.
Analysis: Bradley, who missed the 2009 season due to injury, returned for Week 3 and should have a decent game against a Jaguars offense who's strength is running the ball. He is a decent No. 2 or No. 3 Fantasy LB now that he is back and healthy again.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley was ruled out for Week 2 against the Lions because of a concussion. Coach Andy Reid said Bradley passed the written part of the concussion test, but had to see Dr. William Welch to pass the next phase. That appointment was set for Friday. "We'll see how that goes before we go any further," Reid said.
Analysis: This is not a good start to the 2010 season for Bradley, especially after he missed the 2009 season due to injury. We hope he isn't becoming an injury-prone player because we know Bradley can do some good things when healthy. The NFL has some strict guidelines for players coming off concussions, so Bradley is going through the motions to get back on the field. Keep him reserved for Fantasy Week 2. He is a decent No. 2 or No. 3 Fantasy LB when healthy.
News: Eagles coach Andy Reid said LB Stewart Bradley is making progress from a concussion suffered in Week 1 vs. the Packers, though he has not passed the next phase of their concussion testing. He did not practice Wednesday and as per the NFL's rules against concussions also did not attend team meetings. Reid wouldn't rule him out for Philadelphia's game against Detroit on Sunday, but it would seem unlikely that he would play. Omar Gaither is expected to start in Bradley's place.
Analysis: Bradley is a fine Fantasy option when healthy, so it's worth the roster spot to keep him around until his head clears up. Hopefully it will be soon -- for the time being, bench Bradley.
News: Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley have not been ruled out for Philadelphia's game at Detroit next Sunday despite sustaining concussions. Eagles coach Andy Reid said Monday that both players must pass a specific evaluation process before they are cleared to play. He said the team's medical staff will follow the NFL's guidelines for concussions. Both players briefly returned after getting hurt in the second quarter against the Packers.
Analysis: Reid noted that Bradley would not practice until at least Friday, so his status for Week 2 against the Lions may not be determined until late in the week. Considering the league's effort to make an effort to be more cautious with head injuries, don't be surprised at all if he doesn't play. Bradley notched 100-plus tackles in 2008 and has some decent appeal as a No. 2 LB currently in IDP formats, but Fantasy owners should plan alternatives.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley left the field after being stunned while making a tackle on WR Greg Jennings. Bradley got to his feet, staggered a few steps and then fell to the ground. The training staff worked on him and he was then helped from the field. He was ruled out of the game with a concussion.
Analysis: Philadelphia was hoping Bradley would return to his 2008 form when he recorded 108 tackles. He missed 2009 with a knee injury. When healthy, Bradley is a high-end No. 2 Fantasy LB, but owners should monitor his status as concussions have kept players out for multiple weeks.
News: The Eagles missed Stewart Bradley's presence in the middle of the field in 2009 as they churned through many Mike linebackers but couldn't find a suitable replacement. Now that Bradley is healthy coming off a knee injury, he is looking to return to his 2008 form, in which he recorded 108 tackles. "I've been clear off my knee for so many months now that it doesn't even feel like an issue in my mind," he told the Los Angeles Times. "I've been running and doing so much speed work that I felt like I had a normal offseason. I feel as good as I ever have."
Analysis: Even though the last time Bradley took the field in a regular season NFL game he was playing for the late Jim Johnson, the Eagles new defensive coordinator -- Sean McDermott -- was a Johnson protege and runs a similar attacking style. Bradley should have a run at 100-tackle season, so consider him a nice high-end No. 2 Fantasy LB.
News: The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Eagles LB Stewart Bradley, who was out for the season last year with a knee injury, is fine heading into the start of training camp. "(Rehab is) done," Bradley said. "It went well. I feel great."
Analysis: Bradley had a calf injury during the offseason, but he expects to be ready for the start of training camp and for Week 1. So long as he stays healthy he'll have 100-total tackle potential with other stats mixed in. He's not a bad No. 2 LB option worth a middle- to late-round pick.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley, who limped off the practice field Wednesday with a calf injury, isn't on the practice field Thursday. His injury isn't believed to be serious.
Analysis: Bradley should be fine for the start of training camp, but keep an eye on his status. When healthy, Bradley is worth a late-round pick in all IDP leagues this season.
News: The Eagles confirmed that LB Stewart Bradley "tweaked" his left calf in practice on Wednesday and that he'll be evaluated further. He missed all of last season with a torn right ACL and is being counted on to man the middle of the Philly defense this season.
Analysis: We're hoping Bradley is fine since he's expected to be a significant Fantasy contributor in 2010. We're also hoping that nagging right leg injuries as part of the rehab from his torn ACL don't bug him all season. So long as he stays healthy he'll have 100 total tackle potential with other stats mixed in. He's not a bad No. 2 LB option worth a middle- to late-round pick.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley was vocal and always in motion during the team's recent minicamp, a welcome sign after he missed all of 2009 with a torn right ACL. He didn't look limited at all. "I thought he moved around pretty good," head coach Andy Reid said. "I've liked what I've seen up to this point."
Analysis: Bradley might be a little under the radar in some leagues because he missed all of last season, but so long as his knee holds up he is worth a look in all IDP leagues since he'll have 100 total tackle potential with other stats mixed in. He's not a bad No. 2 LB option worth a middle- to late-round pick.
News: Upset by press reports that starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley could miss the season with a knee injury, Eagles coach Andy Reid says he's not talking about it. The Eagles confirmed Sunday night that Bradley suffered a knee injury in practice. On Monday, reports surfaced that the third-year pro has a torn ACL. After practice, Reid criticized the media instead of discussing the injury. He said some reporters violated his 'pact' with them, which he said dictates that they ask only him about team injuries, not players or other team personnel. "We won't talk about injuries today," Reid said. Reid did acknowledge Bradley's absence from practice. "He did not practice today, and that's where I'll leave it," he said. Eagles players did talk about Bradley. Said linebacker Chris Gocong: "Obviously it's really unfortunate, but that's football, and you really do have to roll with the punches and stay on your toes."
Analysis: If the Bradley injury is as serious as reports have suggested, the already-iffy Eagles linebacker corps takes a huge hit. Bradley is widely considered a quality No. 2 Fantasy LB, but if he has torn a ligament in his knee, he'll be sidelined for the season. We'll keep you posted on his health.
News: Eagles middle linebacker Stewart Bradley injured his knee and cornerback Ellis Hobbs left with a stinger during practice Sunday night. Both players will have MRI tests on Monday. Bradley left the field on his own after getting hurt about halfway through the session. The extent of his injury wasn't immediately known, though trainers appeared concerned. Bradley had 151 tackles in his first full season as a starter last year. He's the primary signal caller on a defense that already lost veteran safety Brian Dawkins in free agency. Hobbs, acquired in a trade with New England, is competing for a starting job with Sheldon Brown.
Analysis: If the Bradley injury is serious, the already-iffy Eagles linebacker corps takes a huge hit. Bradley is widely considered a quality No. 2 Fantasy LB, but if he has torn a ligament in his knee, he'll be sidelined for the season. We'll keep you posted on his health.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley is probable for the Eagles' Divisional Playoff game against the Giants in New York with a rib injury. Bradley was able to practice in full on Thursday and Friday so he should be good to go.
Analysis: Bradley is a No. 2 option at the linebacker position and he should continue to be viewed in the same light.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley is probable for the Eagles' Wild Card game at Minneota, having a rib and groin injury. Bradley was able to practice on Thursday and Friday so he should be good to go.
Analysis: Bradley had more than 100 tackles in the 2008 season and has been considered a No. 2 LB this season and that's how he should be viewed in the playoffs.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley recorded 10 tackles in Week 16's loss to the Redskins in Washington. Bradley led the team.
Analysis: Bradley now has 106 tackles on the season, but he has only one sack and the one interception. The tackles give him some Fantasy appeal on their own, though, so treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy LB.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley had his first interception of the season Week 15 against the Browns. He also had a team-high six solo tackles.
Analysis: Bradley now has 96 tackles on the season, but he has only one sack and the one interception. The tackles give him some Fantasy appeal on their own, though, so treat him as a No. 2 Fantasy LB.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley had a team-high nine tackles, including seven solo, Week 14 at the Giants. He now has 90 on the season.
Analysis: Bradley gets plenty of tackles, but he has only one sack on the season. Think of him as a No. 2 LB in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Philadelphia LB Stewart Bradley recorded 12 tackles to lead the team in Sunday's 13-all tie against the Bengals. Bradley also had a forced fumble.
Analysis: Bradley has 76 tackles on the season with one sack. He's a reliable Fantasy IDP option worthy of starting most weeks. The Eagles are at Baltimore in Week 12.
News: In the Eagles' 36-31 loss vs. the Giants in Week 10, notable defenders included LB Stewart Bradley (14 total tackles; 13 solo), FS Brian Dawkins (seven solo tackles, forced fumble), DE Trent Cole (six solo tackles, sack), LB Chris Gocong (six total tackles, forced fumble), LB Omar Gaither (four total tackles, forced fumble) and DT Mike Patterson (solo tackle, interception).
Analysis: Of these defenders, Cole, Bradley and Dawkins are reliable Fantasy options with Gocong and Gaither useful in deeper leagues. The Eagles play at the Bengals in Week 11.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley led the way in tackles against Washington in Week 5. Bradley totaled 10 tackles.
Analysis: Bradley led the team while making his first NFL start against the Redskins. Don't expect him to make much of a Fantasy impact, though, going forward. He's not worth picking up or starting in IDP leagues in Week 6 in San Francisco.
News: Eagles LB Stewart Bradley is expected to make his first NFL start Sunday, replacing injured middle linebacker Omar Gaither, according to The Sports Xchange.
Analysis: Bradley saw significant playing time last week and had a sack, an interception and played a pivotal role in a key goal-line stand. Don't expect him to make much of a Fantasy impact, though.
News: Notable Eagles defenders from Week 16 at New Orleans include: Rookie LB Stewart Bradley (six total tackles, sack, interception), DB Sheldon Brown (six solo tackles), CB Lito Sheppard and DB Quintin Mikell (six total tackles each) and DE Trent Cole (four solo tackles).
Analysis: Bradley had a nice game but won't help out much in Week 17 vs. Buffalo. Sheppard and Cole should do a little better, so consider them decent options in that game. Bradley has a shot to be an impact IDP option in 2008, as does Mikell.
News: Stewart Bradley (hand) was able to play in Week 4 at N.Y. Giants. He did not manage any defensive statistics or special teams tackles.
Analysis: Bradley is not a recommended Fantasy option in any IDP leagues at this time. The Eagles play at N.Y. Jets in Week 6 once they return from a bye.
News: The Philadelphia Daily News reports Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday that rookie LB Stewart Bradley, who has played extensively on special teams, would undergo surgery after breaking the fourth metacarpal on his right hand Sunday. It's unclear how that affects Bradley's status for Sunday night's game at the Giants.
Analysis: Bradley is no more than a backup LB in Philly and does't get enough snaps to be considered in any IDP leagues at this time.
News: The Philadelphia Eagles signed a pair of third-round picks, LB Stewart Bradley and RB Tony Hunt, to four-year contracts Thursday. Bradley, the 87th overall pick, led Nebraska with 76 tackles as a senior after sitting out 2005 with a knee injury. A three-year starter a strong-side linebacker, Bradley had 175 tackles and four sacks in 43 games for the Cornhuskers. The Eagles picked Hunt, the second-leading rusher in Penn State history with 3,320 yards, three picks after they selected Bradley. Hunt, 21, was a two-time All-Big Ten pick and scored 28 touchdowns in 45 career games.
Analysis: Hunt has long-term keeper value, but he might not see much playing time behind Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter this season. Bradley also could be someone down the road who makes an impact, but he will fight for playing time this season with the Eagles.
News: The Eagles cut seven-year veteran Dhani Jones, thinning a linebacking corps made crowded by offseason additions. Jones, 29, was largely a disappointment after he joined the Eagles as a free agent in 2005 following four seasons with the New York Giants. He struggled with the Eagles after being moved to the strong side from his natural weakside position. He became expendable after the selection of Nebraska's Stewart Bradley in the third round of this year's draft. Bradley and Chris Gocong, a third-round pick last year, are expected to compete for Jones' position on the strong side. The Eagles acquired weakside linebacker Takeo Spikes in a trade with Buffalo last month.
Analysis: Jones is a decent No. 4 or reserve Fantasy LB in deeper leagues when employed. Assuming he re-signs elsewhere, that's what you should expect him to be if he starts. Bradley and Gocong won't be worth much consideration either as they'll rack up limited stats as strong-side linebackers.