WR Mark Bradley - Free Agent
|6-2, 198||Born: 1-29-1982||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 2, pick 0|
2009 Week 1 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
Bradley was the most targeted wideout for the Chiefs in Week 1, catching the eye of backup QB Brodie Croyle seven times. His biggest reception was a 50 yard deep ball in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs tried to catch up on the scoreboard. Bradley looked solid as the secondary option for Kansas City in the passing game and will see a large number of targets as long as defenses focus on shutting down Dwayne Bowe. This trend likely will continue next week with Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha shadowing Bowe next week.
2009 Week 2 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
With Matt Cassel not going downfield too often, and choosing to target TEs and Dwayne Bowe when did, Bradley was a forgotten man on Sunday.
2009 Week 3 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 28 / 1 rec, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
Bradley made a nice touchdown catch in the first half in Week 3, reeling in the score on a leaping grab at the left side of the end zone and tapping both feet down before falling out of bounds. Bradley led his team with catches (tied) and yards, but when four grabs and 28 yards leads the team you know that your squad had a long day. Bradley also threw a gimmick pass to Jamaal Charles in the second quarter for the longest play of the day for the Chiefs and added a 22-yard reverse. Bradley's production probably peaked this week as Dwayne Bowe should return to the lineup in Week 4 as the Chiefs host the New York Giants.
2009 Week 4 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Mark Bradley grabbed a two short passes against the Giants in Week 4, and he was also targeted deep but was overthrown. Bradley is a distant second or third on the wideout pecking order behind Dwayne Bowe and possibly even Bobby Engram, which makes him a very suspect fantasy option.
2009 Week 5 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Bradley didn't do too much in this game, but he was featured in the scripted part of the game plan, getting the deep target on a flea flicker that drew a holding penalty from the Cowboys, and a touch on a double reverse that went nowhere. Bradley showed a good burst running after the catch on one of his targets, and the Chiefs obviously view him as a playmaker, but it didn't come together in this game.
2009 Week 6 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Mark Bradley started along with Bobby Wade in a three-wide set in Week 6, but it all went downhill from there. Bradley was targeted deep early (incomplete) and then grabbed two short balls for a combined 22 yards. Neither was that remarkable and his fantasy value can be characterized the same way - minimal at best.
2009 Week 9 vs JAX (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Bradley had a bad drop, but also had a nice run after the catch during one of the desperation drives. He's not getting his starting job back from Chris Chambers.
2009 Week 10 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Bradley showed good effort on one catch to try to stretch for the first down, but he also had a bad drop. Chris Chambers good play has destroyed any fantasy value Bradley might have had going forward.
2009 Week 11 vs PIT (5 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Bradley saw most of his targets in the second half, but only caught one. With the game tied and the clock running out, he made a bad drop that would have kept 2-minute drill going. The Chiefs punted instead, and the Steelers had one more chance before OT.
2009 Week 12 vs SD (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bradley dropped a potential first down reception over the middle on third and long very early on, and was never a factor after that point.
2009 Week 14 vs BUF (8 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Bradley got free deep twice and laid out for the pass, but Cassel overthrew him on both plays. His good hands got a first down in the red zone, and he also had a good gain on a downfield catch in the two-minute drill, but Bradley's chance to have a big impact was squandered by Cassel's deep ball ineptitude.
2009 Week 15 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec)
Bradley one of the many Chiefs drops, but he did catch the game-tying TD in the fourth quarter, and he also made a couple catches on the desperation drive to get the Chiefs in hail mary range.
2008 Week 2 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bradley was targeted once by Orton, however he did not make the catch.
2008 Week 7 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Mark Bradley played his first game as a Chief. However, this wasn't a game to gauge whether he will work out or not. The passing game did not get the ball around very well today but it is clear that he will not be more than their #3 WR.
2008 Week 8 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 42 / 1 rec)
Mark Bradley seemed like a good #3 option behind Dwayne Bowe and Anthony Gonzalez. He was the second look many times. The TD catch was an amazing veteran move keeping his feet in bounds and catching a tough pass. He was targeted earlier in that same drive in the endzone but couldn't bring that one in.
2008 Week 9 vs TB (7 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Bradley had a productive game for the Chiefs as he finished with four receptions for 65 yards on eight targets and added a 37 yard touchdown pass to QB Tyler Thigpen on his only pass attempt of the game. Bradley got the ball on a reverse and hit Thigpen with a nicely thrown ball to connect for the score.
2008 Week 10 vs SD (14 / 9 / 81 / 1 rec)
Bradley was the beneficiary of a wide open 30 yard first quarter touchdown bomb from Thigpen, but was fairly quiet afterwards. He was the most heavily targeted wide receiver, but the majority of his action came on quick slants and curls. On the touchdown, CB Quentin Jammer was in coverage but simply cut off his coverage while looking into the backfield. By the time Jammer realized Bradley was still running, it was too late to recover and it resulted in one of the easiest touchdowns Bradley will ever score. His other critical reception came on the potential game-winning drive when he hauled in a low liner on fourth and eight. Late in the game, he nearly added a second touchdown when he beat Jammer in the end zone, but the ball was a bit overthrown. While it won't affect his stat line any, it's still noteworthy that Bradley also threw a great block that helped spring TE Tony Gonzalez for his first touchdown of the afternoon in the second quarter. The more positive things he can do on the field, the more his playing time will remain high.
2008 Week 11 vs NO (8 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)
Bradley caught three passes for 54 yards and looks to be an effective complement to Bowe. One of his catches was a short pass. On the play, Bradley was able to spin out of a tackle to gain a first down. However, Bradley dropped a key third down pass late in the game that forced Kansas City to punt. The pass, which would have picked up the first down, hit Bradley right in the numbers.
2008 Week 12 vs BUF (5 / 2 / 52 / 1 rec)
Bradley has been a hot waiver wire acquisition lately, and his 45 yard TD catch in the third quarter showed that he has the ability to become a legitimate number two receiver to Dwayne Bowe. Bradley had been limited during the week with a calf injury which eventually sidelined in the third quarter. The extent of injury was not immediately known. The Chiefs acquired Bradley on Oct. 1 as a free agent after his release from Chicago.
2008 Week 15 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bradley was thrown to just once, on a third down deep ball in the end zone that fell incomplete.
2008 Week 16 vs MIA (11 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
WR Mark Bradley was missed by QB Tyler Thigpen five times in the first half but also managed to pull down a jump ball between two defenders later in the game despite taking a shot to the chest.
2008 Week 17 vs CIN (6 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Despite the Bengals shifting their focus to Tony Gonzalez and Dwayne Bowe, a hobbled Bradley was unable to take advantage of the defense, catching just 33.3 percent of passes thrown his way and averaged just 10.5 yards on a pair of receptions.
2007 Week 4 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The former Oklahoma Sooner was targeted in the second quarter but did not record a reception.
2007 Week 5 vs GB (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Bradley had a couple of third quarter looks from Griese.
2007 Week 8 vs DET (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bradley didn't catch a pass in the game, but QB Brian Griese tried to hit twice in the end zone. Both passes were intercepted by the Loins.
2007 Week 14 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Bradley had only one catch for four yards in the game.
2006 Week 2 vs DET (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Bradley's lone reception was a pass thrown by Brian Griese at the end of the fourth quarter. He was targeted twice by Rex Grossman in the fourth quarter as well.
2006 Week 10 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 79 / 1 rec)
Bradley had season highs in targets, receptions, yards, and touchdowns (one). He was Grossman's second favorite targets, and was thrown to deep on several occasions.
2006 Week 11 vs NYJ (5 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec)
Bradley made the play of the game for the Chicago offense. He caught a short pass from Grossman and turned to find only one defender between him and the end zone. He made a move and was gone for a 57 yard touchdown. It put the Bears up by ten points and it proved more than enough to beat the Jets. Bradley finished with four catches for 80 yards. Bradley now has a touchdown in his last two games.
2006 Week 12 vs NE (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Bradley was relegated to the third (or possibly fourth) receiver on the depth chart as WR Bernard Berrian and Muhsin Muhammad started against the Patriots in Week 12. He caught his only target for 15 yards and a first down in the first quarter.
2006 Week 14 vs STL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bradley was targeted once in the game but was unable to make the catch. He appeared to run a completely different route to the one that Rex Grossman was expecting, and the ball was thrown wide.
2006 Week 16 vs DET (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Bradley pulled in three of the five passes sent his way for 28 yards. He is still entrenched as a third wideout in the offensive plans.
2006 Week 17 vs GB (1 / 1 / 75 / 1 rec)
Bradley made the most of his one and only target with a 75 yard touchdown catch from Brian Griese. He split the double coverage when the safety, Marquand Manuel stepped up in coverage with no help behind him or cornerback, Patrick Dendy and quickly sped past both defenders. Griese lofted a beautiful spiral, hitting Bradley in stride, for the 75 yard strike. The touchdown was the longest play from scrimmage for the Bears' offense this season.
2006 Week 19 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Bradley saw his first target deep into the second quarter. It was second and eight when QB Rex Grossman missed him deep down the left sideline. Bradley created good separation on the play beating the cornerback, but QB Rex Grossman put the pass too far out in front where he couldn't even get a hand on the pass. Midway through the second quarter he caught a quick out on a second and ten play for four yards. As he was getting tackled on the play he rolled over on his ankle. Trying to limp and hop to the sidelines he went down to the ground. Trainers had to help him off the field and he didn't return in the game.
2005 Week 1 vs WAS (4 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Bradley didn't get the start, but did receive more targets than starter Justin Gage. Orton threw four passes in Bradley's direction, but he only corralled one ball for 22 yards on a third down play that brought the Bears to the Redskins' 22 yard line. He wasn't targeted in the end zone, but was targeted on a long pass late in the fourth quarter, meaning that he could become the Bears' deep threat.
2005 Week 2 vs DET (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
The rookie was starting his first professional game, but was only targeted once. The lone catch went for nine yards in the first quarter. Kyle Orton clearly favored WR Muhsin Muhammad in the long passing game and Bradley ended up having minimal impact on the game.
2005 Week 3 vs CIN (8 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Bradley was a bit more involved in the offense than usual, seeing nine targets heading in his direction. Still, due to the inexperience of both he and Orton, Bradley wasn't able to do much with those nine targets.
2005 Week 5 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Bradley was Orton's second favorite target after Muhsin Muhammad. He made a reception during the Bears' second drive of the game but was hit hard and fumbled the ball. He made a sharp 14 yard reception at the end of the first quarter. He had a pass go through his hands in the fourth quarter.
2005 Week 6 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Bradley's only catch of the game, a 15 yard reception on a comeback route, came on the Bears' first touchdown drive in the waning minutes of the first half.
2005 Week 7 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Bradley was targeted often early in the game, catching two balls of the four thrown in his direction in the first quarter. He ended the game with four catches and 37 yards and was not a factor in the red zone.
2005 Week 8 vs DET (5 / 5 / 88 / 0 rec)
Bradley had an outstanding game until he was forced out of the game with a knee injury in the second quarter. He was taken off the field in a cart. Up until that point he made five receptions on his five targets for 88 yards. He made a two yard reception during the Bears' opening drive. He made a beautiful 54 yard catch over the middle on a post play on the Bears' scoring drive.