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Brandon Graham | Linebacker

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 265
College: Michigan
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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. Jun 8 - 7:20 PM

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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.
Mar 9 - 4:09 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.
Mar 9 - 3:17 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.
Mar 9 - 2:59 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.
Mar 9 - 2:30 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.
Mar 9 - 11:37 AM

The Titans have "inquired about" free agent DE Brandon Graham.

The fit is questionable. The Eagles couldn't find regular snaps for Graham in their 3-4 scheme, and the Titans are running a 3-4 under Dick LeBeau and Ray Horton. The Giants are currently the tentative favorites for Graham.
Mar 9 - 12:08 AM

The Giants are reportedly interested in free agent DE Brandon Graham.

Best suited to a 4-3 defense, Graham would be an excellent fit in New York, rushing off the edge opposite Jason Pierre-Paul. He'd be a significant upgrade on outgoing Mathias Kiwanuka. Graham's market has been quiet for most of the weekend, which perhaps suggests he's going to come at a bargain price.
Mar 8 - 5:35 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Brandon Graham is expected to reach the open market.

The Eagles freed up $14.925 million in cap space by releasing Cary Williams and Trent Cole on Tuesday, but apparently won't give Graham what he's looking for before the start of free agency on March 10. A February report said Graham was seeking a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $30 million. Philly will be extremely thin on outside linebackers if Graham joins Cole as an ex-Eagle.
Mar 3 - 6:01 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Brandon Graham is reportedly seeking a four-year contract in the neighborhood of $30M, with $20M guaranteed.

The No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 draft was once considered a bust. But he really came on as a rotational rusher last season, recording 5.5 sacks and grading out as PFF's No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker. Now 26 years old and trending up with scheme versatility, he's a quiet threat to get a big payday. The $30M he's seeking sounds obscene until you consider Everson Griffen got a five-year, $42.5 million contract with $20 million guaranteed from the Vikings last March.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 12 - 10:08 AM

Philly Mag's Sheil Kapadia expects the Eagles to move on from free agent OLB Brandon Graham.

Graham managed 5.5 sacks despite playing just 43 percent of snaps in a rotational role last year. He reportedly wants to play in a 4-3 scheme and should be able to land a starting role on the open market. Rotoworld's No. 9 free-agent edge rusher, Graham will likely command $5 million-plus annually.
Feb 11 - 5:17 PM

Impending free agent OLB Brandon Graham hinted he'd like to return to a 4-3 defense.

"A 4-3 end - pass rushing is what you do," Graham said. "I think a 4-3 end, it's better because you're always going that way. You're never backing up." It took Graham a bit to make the switch to 3-4 outside linebacker, but he's flourished there in 2014. Still, he feels more comfortable in a 4-3 scheme. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, some compare Graham to Vikings DE Everson Griffen, who inked a five-year, $42.5 million deal with Minnesota last offseason.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:22:00 AM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher reports the Eagles have engaged in contract-extension talks with impending free agent OLB Brandon Graham.

After a couple offseasons of speculation about his future and fit in DC Billy Davis' 3-4, Graham has had a breakout 2014 with six sacks, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 outside linebacker. Starting OLB Trent Cole is expected to be released after the season. Graham could slide in opposite Connor Barwin, with 2014 first-round pick Marcus Smith as the No. 3 edge rusher. Graham will probably seek $5 million-plus annually.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Brandon Graham will start at the "Predator" OLB position with Trent Cole (hand) likely to miss Week 16.

It's a big chance for Graham, the No. 13 overall pick in 2010. But it's actually an upgrade for the Eagles on Cole, as Graham has impressed in a rotational role this season. He's sporting six sacks and more than holding his own against the run, grading out as PFF's No. 5 outside linebacker. Bryan Braman would step in as the Eagles' third OLB if Cole sits.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:50:00 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles will "probably" trade OLB/DE Brandon Graham.

The Eagles took Louisville OLB Marcus Smith in the first round last night and are going to move on from Graham, who doesn't fit the scheme. Coach Chip Kelly likes long-armed athletic players. Graham is short and stout at 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds. They'd take just about anything for him at this point.
Fri, May 9, 2014 11:17:00 AM

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