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Giants agree to terms with CB James Bradberry

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants agreed to contract terms with free agent cornerback James Bradberry, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The move cannot be made official until free agency begins at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday and is contingent upon Bradberry passing a physical.

The 6-1, 212-pound Bradberry played his first four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft by Dave Gettleman, the Giants' general manager who then held that position in Carolina.

Bradberry joins a group of cornerbacks that includes DeAndre Baker, a first-round draft choice last year; Sam Beal; Corey Ballentine; and Grant Haley.

Bradberry, 26, is a 6-1, 212-pounder who started every game he played for the Panthers, 60 in the regular season and one postseason contest. He missed just four games in Carolina and only one in the last three seasons.

Bradberry's career totals include 268 tackles (229 solo), eight interceptions that he returned for 51 yards, 47 passes defensed, 3.0 sacks, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

View photos of cornerback James Bradberry.

In 2019, Bradberry started 15 games – he was inactive at Green Bay on Nov. 10 with a groin injury – and registered 65 tackles (51 solo), a career-high three interceptions and 1.0 sacks. He also tied linebacker Luke Kuechley with a team-high 12 passes defensed, the fourth consecutive season he led Carolina in that statistical category. Bradberry picked off two passes and made a season-high 11 unassisted tackles at Tampa Bay on Oct. 13.

Bradberry started every game the previous two seasons and was credited with a career-best 74 tackles (66 solo) in 2017. He capped that season with eight tackles (seven solo) in the Panthers' loss in New Orleans in an NFC Wild Card Game.

Bradberry was a three-time All-Southern Conference selection at Samford, where he played in 46 games with 45 starts after beginning his career at Arkansas State. His career totals included 128 tackles, eight interceptions and 27 passes defensed. Bradberry was a first-team All-Southern Conference corner as a senior in 2015, when he posted 45 tackles, led the team with 11 passes defensed and tied for the lead with two interceptions.

Bradberry starred at Pleasant Grove High School in Alabama.

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