Report: Eagles looking to retain DE Brandon Graham on 2-year deal
According to Sports Illustrated’s Ed Kracz, the Philadelphia Eagles are inching closer to resigning one of their defensive cornerstones.
Per Kracz, “[Howie] Roseman is reportedly working on a two-year deal for Brandon Graham, who has said he wants to play 15 years, which means he needs to log two more. And he is on record as saying he wants to spend his entire career with the team that drafted him in 2010.
“The contract could come in around $6M per year.”
With the abundance of speculation surrounding all of the Eagles free agents and where they may end up this offseason, it’s good to see at least one report where the team is actually retaining talent.
94WIP’s sideline reporter Howard Eskin also chimed in on the BG discussion, reporting that, “the Eagles and Brandon Graham will work it out.”
Even at age 34, Brandon Graham proved he’s a difference make along the defensive line in 2022. He recorded a career-high 11 sacks while logging just 43 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. Not to mention BG was fresh off a torn Achilles from the year prior.
Even with Javon Hargrave, Fletcher Cox, and Robert Quinn all set to test the free agency market, keeping Graham in the fold ensures Sean Desai will have three viable pass rushers to work with along the edges.
There was some talk about the Cleveland Browns pursuing BG this offseason, mostly due to Jim Schwartz being the defensive coordinator there. But as we all knew deep down, BG wasn’t going anywhere. He’s an Eagle for life and should retire as one when it’s all said and done.
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