PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles have informed veteran linebacker Nigel Bradham that he will be released, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bradham, Philadelphia's starting MIKE LB last season, was scheduled to make $8 million in 2020 and had a projected cap number of just over $9.7 million. Moving on from Bradham, 30, will give Philadelphia about $4.5 million of salary-cap relief with the new league year set to begin on March 18.

Long a Jim Schwartz favorite dating back to their days together in Buffalo, Bradham started all 12 games he played during the 2019 season and amassed 61 tackles and an interception of Aaron Rodgers that sealed the win in Green Bay during Week 4.

The veteran also had a strange no-call, no-show and missed the Week 4 preseason game against the New York Jets something compounded when he later missed a rehab session without telling the team when he was nearing a return to the lineup after missing four games with an ankle injury.

With Kamu Grugier-Hill set to become an unrestricted free agent in March and presumed to be moving on once the Bradham move becomes official the Eagles will have only four LBs under contract for 2020 -- Nate Gerry, T.J. Edwards, Duke Riley and Alex Singleton.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at jmcmullen44@gmail.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen