The New Orleans Saints released Nigel Bradham after just two weeks after critical remarks he made last week to his former teams when he said they were not “winning organizations.”
The 30-year-old veteran linebacker was fired Monday morning after signing a year-long contract earlier this month, according to the deal thread.
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It’s unclear why Bradham was released so unexpectedly, but this follows remarks he made last week about his former teams, most recently the Philadelphia Eagles, which he essentially threw organizations into. under the bus and was forced to clarify these statements.
“It’s definitely a different kind of environment, a different culture,” Bradham said, according to CBS Sports. “Because the last two organizations I went to weren’t really winning organizations. So when you get to a place where he’s known to win and known to be in the playoffs, you see a different kind of culture and the expectations they naturally have and what they expect from you as a player. . “
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Bradham was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. He left for the Eagles after four seasons and would go on to help win the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in 2017.
But his remarks on the Eagles were not well received.
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“We created that winning atmosphere with Coach Pederson and I was the first free agency course he had,” Bradham said later, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I love Philadelphia forever and ever.”
Bradham was not far away with his new team, saying last week that he “was just trying to feel where I was doing the best”.