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Brandon Graham | Defensive Lineman | #55

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 265
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (13) / PHI
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NJ Advance Media's Zack Rosenblatt suggested Eagles contract-year DE Brandon Graham is unlikely to get an extension.
Graham is entering the final year of a four-year, $26 million contract. Coming off a 9.5 sack season in which he helped seal the Super Bowl win with a strip sack, Graham is likely looking for more on his next deal, but Rosenblatt cautions GM Howie Roseman has been reluctant to give big extensions to players over 30, a mark Graham hit in April. If he does hit the open market, Graham should command around $15 million a year. Jun 25 - 11:37 AM

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Eagles LE Brandon Graham (ankle) is expected to report to the team's facility for the start of OTAs on Monday.

Graham won't actually practice—he underwent right ankle surgery on May 1 and remains in a walking boot—but it's a good sign that he plans on being around the team, even as he seeks an extension. The Eagles are hoping Graham will be ready for the start of training camp in two months. The 30-year-old defensive end is entering the final year of a four-year, $26 million contract.
Source: ESPN.com
May 19 - 10:14 AM

Eagles LE Brandon Graham is recovering from right ankle surgery.

Graham went under the knife on May 1. It's a clean-up operation from a high-ankle sprain Graham suffered last Week 16. Graham missed only Week 17 before suiting up for the playoffs. There is "some hope" he could participate in minicamp, but the Eagles appear to be targeting training camp for Graham's return. Headed into a contract year, Graham notched a career-high 9.5 sacks last season on a modest 662 snaps. He turned 30 last month.
Source: ESPN.com
May 15 - 7:58 PM

Eagles contract-year LE Brandon Graham wants an extension.

One of the heroes of the Super Bowl win, Graham has developed into one of the league's best 4-3 ends after a rough start to his career as a 2010 first-rounder. Since taking over as a starter three seasons ago, Graham has 21.5 sacks and has forced 16 career fumbles. Turning 30 in April, Graham was PFF's No. 4-ranked 4-3 end in 2017 after being No. 1 in 2016. Set to make just $6.5 million in 2018, Graham will likely command $14 million-plus per year on a new deal.
Feb 16 - 9:43 AM

The Eagles have restructured DE Brandon Graham's contract.

Graham can make an additional $1.5 million through incentives over the next two seasons. He was linked to holdout rumors during OTAs, but only ended up missing a few days. Graham is signed through 2018.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 06:30:00 PM

Eagles DE Brandon Graham returned to the team facility on Tuesday.

Graham called last week's holdout rumors "fake news." Graham is arguably underpaid at his $6.5-million rate over the next two seasons, but the Eagles' cap situation limits what they can do. Philly also just spent a first-round pick on Derek Barnett. 29-year-old Graham needs to cash in as soon as he can, but he may have to wait until his contract runs out after the 2018 season.
Tue, May 16, 2017 09:52:00 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he's not concerned about DE Brandon Graham's reported holdout.

Graham stopped attending voluntary workouts, but there are conflicting reports over if he wants a new deal. There are rumors Graham could skip OTAs and hold out of mandatory minicamp. A raise for Graham won't be easy given the Eagles' cap situation. Graham has salaries of $6.5 million the next two seasons.
Fri, May 12, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Eagles DE Brandon Graham has stopped attending voluntary workouts and is expected to skip OTAs and possibly mandatory minicamp.

Entering year three of a four-year, $26 million deal, Graham is owed a $6.5 million salary in 2017. Graham was Pro Football Focus' No. 1-ranked 4-3 end out of 53 qualifiers last season, earning their top pass-rushing grade and finishing No. 2 against the run. He makes less than teammate DE Vinny Curry and surely wants to be paid more, possibly as much as $10 million-plus per year. A late-blooming 2010 first-rounder, Graham turned 29 last month.
Wed, May 10, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Eagles DE Brandon Graham is working with the second-team defense at OTAs.

Connor Barwin and Vinny Curry are running with the ones. Graham may not open the season as a starter, but it's conceivable he plays roughly equal snaps to Barwin and Curry as the trio works in a rotation. Graham tallied 6.5 sacks and three forced fumbles at outside linebacker in last year's 3-4 scheme. He is naturally a 4-3 end and will move back there under new DC Jim Schwartz.
Tue, May 31, 2016 06:01:00 PM

Eagles OLB Brandon Graham shed 5-10 pounds this offseason in anticipation of playing starter's snaps.

Graham is down to 260 after playing last year around 270. Inked to a new four-year, $26 million deal in March, Graham will replace Trent Cole as the starting outside linebacker opposite Connor Barwin. Graham will drop in coverage more this year after being a pure pass-rusher in sub-packages last season.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Eagles agreed to terms with OLB Brandon Graham on a four-year, $26 million contract.

The deal reportedly includes $14 million guaranteed. Graham's return to Philly comes as a mild upset, as the local media had been skeptical he'd be back, while coach Chip Kelly has often struggled to find snaps for his talented pass rusher. It's a welcome move for the Eagles' pass rush, however, while Kelly must be confident he can find Graham more than the 524 snaps he played last season. He'll start opposite Connor Barwin. Still only 27 (next month), Graham is coming off a 5.5 sack campaign.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Free agent DE Brandon Graham is reportedly seeking a four-year deal worth $30 million, with $20 million guaranteed.

This is a max price and not necessarily what Graham will get paid. The New York Daily News confirms the Giants are in prime contention for Graham, while the Dolphins and Titans are also pursuing him. The Fins are a tough sell because they are already so deep on the defensive line. The Titans would be an un-ideal fit, as they run a 3-4 and Graham is best suited for a 4-3.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 03:17:00 PM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher disputes a report that the Eagles are still in the running to sign free agent Brandon Graham.

Specifically, Mosher says to "beware" reports the Eagles are still in play. It sounds like they're going to let Graham walk after being unable to find consistent snaps for him in their 3-4 scheme. The Giants seem like the heavy favorites to land Graham. He'd be a terrific bookend for Jason Pierre-Paul.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 02:59:00 PM

NBC Washington reports free agent DE Brandon Graham has narrowed his choices to the Eagles and Giants.

The Titans are going to whiff. Graham would return as a rotational player in Philadelphia. He could push for full-time snaps with the Giants. Philly may be able to offer Graham the most money. Turning 27 in April, Graham should probably follow the dollar signs. He'll be signing away his prime years.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Sources tell CSN Philadelphia the Giants may make free agent DE Brandon Graham "an offer he can't refuse."

Graham is quietly one of the best free agents left on the market, so it's not a surprise he's conjuring Michael Corleone references. He'd be a perfect fit as a natural 4-3 end bookending Jason Pierre-Paul in New York. The Dolphins and Titans are also hot on the trail of Graham.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 11:37:00 AM

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4Elijah Qualls
5Timmy Jernigan
MLB1Jordan Hicks
2Paul Worrilow
3Joe Walker
WLB1Nigel Bradham
2Nate Gerry
SLB1Corey Nelson
2Kamu Grugier-Hill
3LaRoy Reynolds
CB1Ronald Darby
2Jalen Mills
3Rasul Douglas
4Sidney Jones
5Avonte Maddox
FS1Rodney McLeod
2Chris Maragos
SS1Malcolm Jenkins
2Tre Sullivan
P1Cam Johnston