James Bradberry would be a luxury signing for New Orleans Saints

Leigh Oleszczak
James Bradberry (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
James Bradberry (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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With the news that James Bradberry is now a free agent and able to sign with whichever team he wants, every fan base is asking, “Why not us?” While New Orleans Saints fans might love the idea of having Bradberry in the black and gold, this isn’t a move the organization needs to make.

The Giants released Bradberry on Monday after failing to find a team to trade him to, per Dan Duggan. It had nothing to do with Bradberry’s abilities, as he’s a very good cornerback and he’ll make a positive impact wherever he does end up signing.

As mentioned earlier, it’d be really cool to have Bradberry as part of this Saints’ secondary, but the move isn’t one the team needs to make.

New Orleans Saints don’t need James Bradberry

The Saints have done an excellent job of keeping their defense strong. Their secondary, in particular, looks pretty stacked, with the additions of Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Maye, and second-round pick Alontae Taylor. They already have Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, P.J. Williams, and Bradley Roby as well.

Like I said, stacked unit. Adding Bradberry to that mix would make them the best secondary in the league and that’d be an impressive mantra to hold considering that Marcus Williams departed in free agency and Malcolm Jenkins retired.

Bradberry wants to get paid like a top-tier cornerback and that’ll cut down on some of the teams vying for his services.

New Orleans went from a team that was in the bottom three of the league in cap space to now owning the fifth-most cap space in the entire league, according to Over the Cap. They could afford to pay Bradberry but do they need him? That money could be spent on Jarvis Landry or at another position of need.

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Don’t get me wrong — If the New Orleans Saints found a way to sign James Bradberry, I’d be pretty damn excited. At the same time, however, they have greater needs and the secondary isn’t one of them.

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