Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Things we’d like to forget about Brandon Graham
1. The holdout
Apparently, Graham’s agent wants him to hold out to try to convince the Eagles to give him a new contract when his old one still has two years remaining on it. You can check out Spotrac.com to check out the breakdown of his contract, but we’ll give you the most important parts. In both 2017 and 2018, he’ll earn a base salary of $6.5 million. That includes a million dollar signing bonus both years. He’ll carry a cap hit of $7.5 million in both seasons although dead cap value decreases in 2018 to $1 million from the $2 million he represents for the upcoming season.
Based on how we’ve seen the Eagles do business over, well, the last decade and a half, it’s pretty safe to say they probably won’t budge until at least the 2018 off-season. The current salary cap issues add to that theory. We’ve been wrong before, but probably not about this.
His point’s been proven. The Eagles’ brass got the message. Still, expect Graham to be in camp for the mandatory portion of minicamps. Let’s just show he shows up with the right attitude like we expect him to.