Nigel Bradham's Trial Date for Battery Charge Moved to July

For the second time, the trial of Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham on a felony battery charge has been moved. 

Originally, the trial was supposed to start on Jan. 17, but was moved to April 10. On Monday, another motion for continuance was granted and the new trial date is set for July 3 at 9:30 a.m., according to Miami-Dade County court records. 

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By July 3, the Eagles will be in their dead period between the mandatory minicamp in mid-June and training camp, which will likely start in early August. 

This felony charge against Bradham stems from a July 25, 2016 incident when the Eagles' strong side linebacker allegedly assaulted a hotel employee in Miami. The altercation reportedly arose from the length of time it took the 50-year-old hotel employee, Jean Courois, to bring Bradham's group of friends their beach umbrella. 

Bradham, 27, pleaded not guilty and has previously said he "most definitely" expects his name to be cleared. 

During the season, Bradham was arrested again when he tried to bring a loaded handgun through airport security in Miami, something he chalked up to a simple mistake. 

Bradham is entering the final year of his two-year deal with the Eagles in 2017. He played well in 2016, playing 97 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps and paired nicely with fellow linebacker Jordan Hicks. 

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