Nigel Bradham Has Preliminary Hearing Wednesday

Plus: Bradham discusses what free agent running back Karlos Williams could bring to the Eagles.

Nigel Bradham. (USA Today Sports)

Nigel Bradham. (USA Today Sports)

Nigel Bradham has a preliminary hearing tomorrow in Miami for his assault charge, which stems from his arrest for allegedly beating up a hotel employee. However, Bradham doesn’t have to attend the hearing in person and he doesn’t expect a quick resolution, Les Bowen of the Daily News tweeted.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation right now, so I can’t really speak too much,” Bradham said. “I think everything will work out.”

Bradham did discuss the addition of Stephen Tulloch, who played for Jim Schwartz in Detroit and Tennessee. When Bradham played for Schwartz in Buffalo in 2014, Schwartz showed the linebackers film of Tulloch so the Bills could learn the scheme and understand their responsibilities.

“One of the very first things you’re gonna notice about Tulloch, he’s very physical, obviously very smart,” Bradham said. “Any time you got a guy like that who can call out some of the offensive plays and be able to make plays on the field as a defense and keep the defense going — pretty much just be able to help guys get lined up and stuff like that — it’s going to be a major contribution that we look forward to.”

Bradham is also very familiar with Karlos Williams, the former Bills running back who was surprisingly cut a few days ago and is now a free agent. Bradham played with Williams in Buffalo and at Florida State, but the two were first introduced when Williams was 12-years-old because Bradham is close to Williams’ older brother, Vince.

Williams, who was drafted in the fifth round last year by Buffalo, ran for seven touchdowns on 5.6 yards per carry while appearing in just 11 games. However, Williams reportedly arrived to training camp out of shape and he’s set to serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy.

It’s unclear if the Eagles have any interest in Williams, but Bradham believes the running back will help whichever team the 23-year-old ends up with.

“He’s definitely a beast,” Bradham said. “He used to play defense, and now he’s a running back, so now he has that I’m just going to run through everybody’s face mentality. That’s how he goes into the game, and that’s probably one of the main reasons he’s a beast.

“The overweight thing? He said his girl was pregnant. But that’s still no excuse. He knows what he has to do. He’s got to be a pro and he knows he has to be responsible. He’s still young.”