Bradley Fletcher is a name that still elicits mumbled curses under the breath of many Eagles fans. After a subpar (at the very least) season last year, the Eagles didn’t even make an offer to the stale piece of brioche you forgot was in the toaster oven. But before the 2014 season, they almost signed themselves up for more years of Fletch.
According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss (via BGN), “prior to the 6-foot, 200-pound Fletcher flaming out in Philadelphia last season, the Eagles were considering signing him to a contract extension that would have reflected his value as a solid starter.” As BGN points out, they dodged a bullet there. But it might be more fitting to say: they remembered the bread was in the toaster and took it out before it caught fire and brought the whole
house team down with it.