Shaun Bradley, a linebacker for the Eagles and a star on special teams, suffered an Achilles injury on Saturday night, according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Shaun Bradley, a linebacker with the Eagles and a Temple graduate, reportedly hurt his Achilles Friday night.
He posted on Instagram to let everyone know that his season was over and to thank them for their best wishes.
Bradley will not play in the 2023 season after being dragged off the field in the third quarter of the team’s preseason opener against the Ravens.
The Eagles declared Bradley, 26, ineligible due to a “lower leg injury.” Bradley was waiting for the trolley, obviously in discomfort. Bradley needed assistance from trainers to get on the cart since he was unable to put any weight on his right leg.
Bradley grimaced in pain, and head coach Nick Sirianni arrived very quickly on the pitch. Before Bradley was carried off the field, every Eagles player eventually made their way outside to wish him well.
In the 2020 draft, the Eagles selected Bradley out of Temple with a sixth-round pick, and in his three seasons with the team, he has contributed significantly on special teams. He has participated in 45 games over three seasons, largely as a special team player.
Bradley hasn’t played much defense in his career, but he’s played a ton on special teams.
Here is a breakdown of his special teams’ participation since joining the NFL:
2020: 284 snaps (68%)
2021: 280 snaps (71%)
2022: 314 snaps (80%)
Before this injury, Bradley wasn’t guaranteed to make the team because he was competing for spots in a crowded linebackers’ room. But due to his prowess on special teams, he was most likely going to succeed.
Bradley’s four-year rookie deal is up this season.