FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles' Nigel Bradham (53) tackles Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) during an NFL divisional playoff football game, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Photo: Matt Rourke/AP
Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

Eagles to be without Nigel Bradham for opener against Falcons 

Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for one game by the NFL and will miss the season opener against the Falcons on Sept. 6.  

“I would like to apologize to my fans, coaches, teammates and the entire (E)agles organization for the (one) game suspension,” Bradham wrote on Twitter. “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 (c)hampionship.”

Bradham played all 63 defensive snaps and had a key sack in the Eagles’ 15-10 victory over the Falcons in the divisional playoff game Jan. 13. The Eagles went on to defeat Minnesota in the NFC Championship game and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Bradham had four tackles, one sack, a quarterback hit and a pass breakup.

On third-and-5 with 6:50 left in the third quarter and the Falcons leading 10-9, Bradham sacked Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to force a punt. The Eagles, on their ensuing possession, went on to add a field goal and take the lead for good, 12-10.

ESPN first reported Bradham’s suspension. Neither the Eagles nor the NFL have announced the suspension. A league source confirmed the suspension to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bradham was arrested and charged with assaulting a hotel employee in Miami in July 2016. 


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