Report: Eagles restructuring Brandon Brooks’ contract
Another Eagles offensive lineman is helping to clear up cap space for the Philadelphia Eagles. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, All-Pro guard Brandon Brooks will be restructuring his contract with the Eagles, helping to clear over $7 million in cap space this offseason. Brooks missed the 2020 season following the tear of his left Achilles.
In 2019, Brooks and the Eagles agreed to a four-year $56 million extension, and when healthy, has been one of the best guards in football. Despite tearing his Achilles, Brandon practiced in pads during week 17 and could’ve been available if they made the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how well he bounces back in 2021 after tearing both of his Achilles over a few-year span. Brandon was an expected restructure this offseason, with some rumors speculating he could be traded.
Howie Roseman has restructured several contracts this offseason, including Brooks, Isaac Seumalo, and Javon Hargrave. Other veterans Lane Johnson and Brandon Graham, are likely on the way too. According to our own Matt Martellucci, if the Eagles restructure Lane and Graham’s contracts and trade Zach Ertz, they could have a bit north of $20 million in cap space. Keeping Brooks around in 2021 is vital for this dominant offensive line’s chemistry and helps protect new starting quarterback Jalen Hurts.
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