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Buffalo Bills free agency 2016: Nigel Bradham signs with Eagles

The Buffalo Bills have lost one of their starting linebackers to free agency, as Nigel Bradham has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that free agent linebacker Nigel Bradham has agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. The move reunites Bradham with his 2014 defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz, and also leaves the Buffalo Bills with a gaping hole to fill at inside linebacker.

Bradham, who will turn 27 in September, had been a full-time starting linebacker for the Bills for the last two seasons. After an excellent 2014 campaign in which he emerged as a quality starter, Bradham - thanks in part to an ankle injury that cost him the final five games of the season - fell off a bit, as he wasn't as snug a fit for the Rex Ryan defense.

Preston Brown, who started alongside Bradham for the last two seasons - and who is now the lone returning starting inside linebacker for the Bills next season - weighed in on the move on Twitter.

Bradham's departure, plus the Bills' decision to not extend an RFA tender to Ty Powell, leaves the Bills with just Brown, A.J. Tarpley, Tony Steward, and Kevin Reddick at inside linebacker at the moment.