Linebacker Stewart Bradley said that he's "ready to go" for next Sunday's wild card matchup against the Green Bay Packers after dislocating his elbow in Week 14 against the Cowboys. The Eagles did not place Bradley on injured reserve because they hoped he could be ready for the postseason.
It looks like saving that roster spot will pay off.
"It's been tough not being able to play, obviously, but fortunately I'll be able to come back," Bradley said after Sunday's regular season finale against Dallas. "We're excited to play Green Bay. It's going to be a good matchup."
Bradley had 88 tackles, one sack and an interception in the regular season. If you remember, Bradley was knocked out of the first meeting against the Packers back in Week 1 with a concussion that sidelined him the following week in Detroit.
Putting his faith in the plan laid out for him by head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and his staff, Bradley said that he's "still in good shape" and looks at the past couple of weeks as a "little hiatus to refresh the legs."
Bradley had no problem putting in the work behind the scenes since only 12 can still claim winning the Super Bowl as a potential reality for this season starting next weekend.
"Playoffs are what make this whole thing - the offseason, the training camp, the season - it's what it's all about, going to the show and playing in the playoffs," Bradley said.
Bradley was sidelined all of last season and has not played in a postseason contest since the NFC Championship game at the end of the 2008 campaign.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 8:30 p.m., January 2