After four years, James Bradberry’s time with the Carolina Panthers appears to be coming to an end, as multiple sources told The Athletic it doesn’t appear as though the team intends to use its franchise tag on its 2016 second-round pick. The team is set to begin a massive rebuild under recently hired coach Matt Rhule and has several positions of need it is attempting to address with free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft looming.

While both sides were engaged in preliminary talks last season, those conversations still haven’t resumed with free agency around the corner, thus giving the impression that Bradberry and the Panthers will soon part ways, as paying just above $16 million on a tag for a player who’d likely walk the following offseason simply makes no sense for Carolina.

On Saturday, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that Bradberry was aiming for $15 million or more per year on his new deal and hoping to reset the market along with Dallas…



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