Saints Roster Moves: 3 reasons releasing Nigel Bradham was a mistake

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The New Orleans Saints didn’t give Nigel Bradham even a month in the Big Easy before releasing him in favor of younger players with higher potential.

On August 24, 2020, the New Orleans Saints released veteran linebacker Nigel Bradham just two weeks after he was brought in to compete for a role in the New Orleans defense. It was an odd move for New Orleans.

Usually, veteran players, especially players with a resume like Bradham’s, get more than just two weeks to prove their worth to their new home. Due to an unknown reason, Bradham was let go by the New Orleans Saints just a couple weeks after he brought in.

This release could be for multiple reasons including that Alex Anzalone is looking 100 percent healthy and good to go for the season.

Potentially Saints didn’t like the remarks he used to describe his former teams, or he wasn’t happy with being demoted to second and third-team reps in camp.

Regardless of what the final reasoning behind his release was, I’m here to give you three reasons why it was a mistake on the Saints’ part.