His release ends his two-year stint with the Giants and it happened after the team failed to find a trade partner for him.
Bradberry’s release saves the team $10.1 million in cap space.
However, his departure means that the Giants must absorb $11.7 million in dead money.
New general manager Joe Schoen overestimated the market that might be interested in the 28-year-old defensive back.
Some teams inquired about him but ended up not transacting with the Giants.
Staying with the team after the 2022 NFL Draft dwindled his prospects.
The Giants had no choice but to release Bradberry to create cap space to sign their 2022 draft class.
But as ESPN’s Jordan Raanan pointed out, Bradberry’s release will be difficult to fathom.
This shows you what James Bradberry’s teammates think of him. Legitimately good dude. pic.twitter.com/xVWKmlCVJa
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) May 10, 2022
Raanan shared a screenshot of players who had nothing but positive words for the former Samford standout.
These messages show Bradberry’s positive impact on the locker room.
The Giants’ Secondary Without Bradberry
With Bradberry becoming a free agent, Cordale Flott and Adoree’ Jackson are the projected starting cornerbacks for the Giants.
Bradberry could have been a mentor to these players.
Likewise, Schoen would have wanted to retain him if not for their salary cap crunch.
The six-year veteran has no regrets after playing for the Giants.
As a mature player, he understands that his release is a business decision.
He will get some offers now that he’s a free agent.