Eagles sign former Buffalo Bills safety Corey Graham.


The Eagles have signed veteran safety Corey Graham to a one-year deal.

The Philadelphia Eagles are still making moves in free agency as the regular season approaches. On Thursday, they signed former Buffalo Bills safety, Corey Graham to a one-year deal. Graham comes on to the Eagles roster with a ton of experience as the 32-year old veteran heads into his 10th season in the NFL. He was released by the Bills back in March after a 3-year stint in Buffalo.

Graham was drafted in the fifth-round in the 2007 draft to the Chicago Bears. Since then he has played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Bills. He’s coming off of a decent season, totaling 62 tackles and an interception. Since 2008, Graham has played in all 16 regular season games. He started all 16 games of the last two seasons.

Why Corey Graham?

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It may seem strange that the Eagles have signed a safety instead of a cornerback where help is needed the most, but Graham actually has experience in playing both positions. He may be listed as a safety for now, but his chances of making an impact on the Eagles would increase if he played at corner.

Another interesting fact about Graham is that he played under defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz in 2014. Since he has ties with the coach, Schwartz may be able to utilize Graham’s versatility to make him a factor on the defense. With veteran cornerback, Patrick Robinson struggling to guarantee himself a roster spot, Graham could come in and serve as veteran help.

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There is no word yet on whether the Eagles are looking for another cornerback or not. If they don’t plan to make any trades for one, it’s doubtful that they will end up signing someone else. With Graham involved now, the Eagles have been slightly upgraded with some experienced talent.