August 5, 2010

Saints ink WR Bradley

The Saints announced Thursday night that they will sign WR Mark Bradley, a former Bear, Chief and Buc receiver free agent.

A second round pick of Chicago in 2005, the speedster out of Oklahoma has 92 career receptions in five NFL seasons and 18 starts.  He has yet to appear in all 16 games of a regular season, due to injuries.  He was released by Tampa Bay in June.

In 2009 as a Chief, Bradley was among the league leaders in drops as the team's receiving corps challenged the league record for such a dubious stat.  Bradley was released the day after the team lost a shootout to Cleveland, in which the team's receivers dropped 10 passes.

He remains an unignorable athlete, capable of nifty trick plays like this one.  Bradley caught his final pass as a Bear against the Saints in the 2007 season finale.

UPDATE: The Saints released WR Matt Simon to make room for Bradley on the roster.

UPDATE: According to WWLTV, Bradley dropped the first pass intended for him in drills at camp.

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