Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell (14) prepares during the warm-up period before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell inactive vs. Vikings

Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell and cornerback James Bradberry were listed as inactive for Thursday’s game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

Gainwell, who is nursing a rib injury, led Philadelphia in carries (14) and rushing yards (54) in its 25-20 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Bradberry, a second-team All-Pro last season, remains in concussion protocol.

The Eagles (1-0) also listed safety Reed Blankenship, offensive lineman Tyler Steen, defensive tackle Moro Ojomo, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and quarterback Tanner McKee as inactive for Thursday’s game.

The Vikings (0-1) listed center Garrett Bradbury, tight end Nick Muse, outside linebacker Andre Carter II, defensive lineman Jaquelin Roy and quarterback Jaren Hall as inactive.

–Field Level Media

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Eagles releasing CB Darius Slay

The Philadelphia Eagles are releasing five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

The move is unsurprising and comes after failed attempts to find a trade partner for Slay, who earned Pro Bowl honors in two of his three seasons in Philadelphia. The Eagles gave Slay’s agent permission to seek a trade last week.

Further, the Eagles brought back All-Pro CB James Bradberry on a three-year deal worth $38 million on Tuesday, including $20 million guaranteed.

Slay, 32, was set to enter the final season of a three-year, $50 million deal signed in March 2020. He was due a base salary of $17 million with a cap hit of $26.1 million in 2023, according to Spotrac.

Slay started all 17 games in 2022 and registered 14 passes defensed and three interceptions for a unit that led the league in pass defense (179.8 yards per game).

He added 12 tackles in the postseason for the NFC champs, who lost 38-35 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

Slay has 26 interceptions and 513 tackles in 151 games (141 starts) with the Detroit Lions (2013-19) and Eagles.

–Field Level Media

Oct 24, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) reacts after an interception against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles, CB James Bradberry reach 1-year deal

Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

The Eagles did not divulge financial terms of the deal, however multiple media outlets reported it was worth $10 million.

Bradberry was released in a cost-cutting move by the NFC East rival New York Giants on May 9. The Giants were unable to find a trade partner for Bradberry, who signed a three-year, $43.5 million deal with the Giants in March 2020.

Bradberry, 28, likely will be paired opposite four-time Pro Bowl selection Darius Slay in Philadelphia.

Bradberry recorded a career-high four interceptions in 17 games (16 starts) in 2021 for the Giants. He had also had 17 passes defensed to go with two fumble recoveries.

He made the Pro Bowl after the 2020 season.

Bradberry has 15 career interceptions and 82 passes defensed in 92 career games (91 starts) for the Carolina Panthers (2016-19) and Giants. The Panthers selected Bradberry in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Jan 2, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry (24) reacts after intercepting a pass against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Giants release CB James Bradberry

The New York Giants released Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry on Monday in a cost-savings move.

The Giants will carve out $10.2 million in cap savings and incur a dead cap hit of $11.7 million. The move comes after the club was unable to find a trade partner for Bradberry, who signed a three-year, $43.5 million deal with the Giants in March 2020.

Bradberry, 28, had a career-high four interceptions in 17 games (16 starts) in 2021 for the Giants. He had also had 17 passes defensed to go with two fumble recoveries.

He made the Pro Bowl after the 2020 season.

Bradberry has 15 career INTs and 82 passes defensed in 92 career games (91 starts) for the Carolina Panthers (2016-19) and Giants. The Panthers selected Bradberry in the second round of the 2016 draft.

–Field Level Media