The Philadelphia Eagles are shaping up to be a playoff-contending team. They've spent a lot of time this offseason strengthening their roster, and most recently acquired James Bradberry. The cornerback spent a little over a week in free agency after being released by the New York Giants.
NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark was there to greet Bradberry when he arrived at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday.
During his first interview as a member of the Eagles, Bradberry revealed why he chose Philadelphia over anywhere else.
“I looked at the overall scheme. It fit my ability the best,” Bradberry said, all quotes courtesy of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Bradberry also admitted that the work Howie Roseman put into strengthening the roster this offseason “definitely” played a factor in his decision.
“I saw the guys that they put with the D-line. And, as a DB, sometimes your best friend is the D-line.”
Clark asked him about Darius Slay, his new partner in crime as the Eagles' top two cornerbacks.
“I know he's a great player, a great guy. I'm excited playing next to him. I know he has a great ability and I feel like we're going to complement each other well.”
Of course, joining the Eagles, Bradberry will face his former team twice a year. But, he doesn't seem too stressed about it. In fact, he said that he's “definitely looking forward to it.” The Eagles are scheduled to host the Giants for Week 14 and play visitors in New York for Week 18.