5 LA Rams emergency LB signings from NFL Free Agency

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ILB Bradham

When the Buffalo Bills selected Nigel Bradham in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, they wanted to find a long term solution to their defense. While he showed signs of developing into a long-time starter for the Bills, he was not consistent enough to warrant a second contract.

He signed on next with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he had a bit of a renaissance to his football career. Unfortunately, his production waned at the end of another four-year contract. So he signed on with the Denver Broncos, hoping to earn a spot on their 53-man roster. The only spot available was the practice squad, where he waited until he was called up for one game to face the Kansas City Chiefs. He was limited to special teams’ duty in that one. Frustrated, he packed up his bags and just left the team.

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Best sign Bradham

Bradham is the right size for the Rams, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 241 pounds. He also possesses plenty of versatile experience to make him a valued addition to the Rams roster. His career has been both at outside and inside linebacker, and he is fearless whenever he steps foot onto the field.

He was a respectable enough performer in the Eagles defense and was graded in the mid-’60s by Pro Football Focus throughout his time there. While he didn’t leave a good taste in the mouth of the Denver Broncos, he has plenty of fight left in him. We’ve lobbied hard for the LA Rams to sign Bradham as a stop-gap measure for 2020, and we’ll do it again. He is what the Rams need on the roster. He’s an accomplished veteran who plays fierce football and can help in multiple roles.