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Report: Chiefs interested in trade for Giants CB James Bradberry

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Could the Kansas City Chiefs’ next big move be a trade for some help on the defensive end of the ball?

According to reports from Nate Taylor and Dan Duggan of The Athletic, the Chiefs are among the teams interested in a trade for New York Giants CB James Bradberry. A former second-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2016, Bradberry has spent the past two seasons as the Giants’ starting left cornerback.

Bradberry, 28, is on the New York business bloc, but not for any performance-related reason. Over the past two seasons, Bradberry has started 31 of 32 games for the Giants. His skills on the ball have been on full display during that span, with 35 passes defensed and seven interceptions. He has been one of the few bright spots on a team that hasn’t had much success in recent years.

Instead, Bradberry is on the trading block due to a massive $21.9 million hit. A trade team would also acquire a whopping $13.5 million cap hit, but the Giants are willing to eat some of that cost if they get something good in return.

The Chiefs have an obvious need at cornerback after the departure of Charvarius Ward in free agency. They couldn’t take a $13.5 million salary-cap charge in 2022, even with the newfound money following a Tyreek Hill trade. Unless he agrees to a modified deal with New York to lower the salary cap, any trade for Bradberry likely includes some type of extension with Kansas City that lowers his 2022 salary cap.


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