Bradford was drafted in the 5th round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played in Green Bay for four years before going to the Houston Texans in the expansion draft. On March 15, 2006, Bradford signed a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions, which included a $2 million signing bonus; he was released on September 27, 2006 and re-signed with the team on November 16, 2006. On July 26, 2007, he signed with the Redskins and released on September 1, 2007. Bradford scored 25 receiving touchdowns in his career.