Brandon Graham is healthy just in time for Eagles playoff debut
Don’t worry about Philadelphia Eagles defensive end, Brandon Graham’s injury. He will be just fine.
The second round of the 2017-2018 NFL Playoffs is just a few days away. While some teams were sent packing last week, others are just firing up their playoff debuts this week. With the Philadelphia Eagles being the first seed, they will have their postseason debut on Saturday. From the looks of it, the current 53-man roster looks pretty healthy for the most part.
One name that has stood out on the latest injury reports happened to be the defensive end, Brandon Graham. The dominating defender suffered an ankle injury a few week’s back during the victory over the Oakland Raiders. Since the incident happened, Graham hasn’t been able to practice much.
During last week’s full-contact practices, Graham was one of the few Eagles’ to not participate. While it was concerning, it was also obvious that the Eagles were just doing everything that they could to avoid any long-term type of injury. After all, they haven’t been the luckiest team in the league when it comes to season-ending injuries.
All good to go?
The bad news is that Graham could potentially be a little rusty heading into the divisional round. The good news is that he has been able to get back to practice as early as Tuesday. Once again this week, the Eagles fired up a full-pads practice to keep the intensity going as they return from a week off from the game field.
Without Graham, the defense would’ve been missing a leader and a key producer. To have him up front this Saturday will give the Eagles’ a major advantage as they work to put constant pressure on Atlanta’s Matt Ryan this week.
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Graham will continue his impressive showing in 2018. He ended the season with 9.5 sacks and 47 total tackles. Not only did he become a force up front for opposing teams, but he notched a few personal career high’s for his own record book. As he heads into his second playoff game ever with plenty on the line, will he continue to add to his career year? With the front office’s eyes on him for a potential extension and the season at stake, Graham should be expected to be going all in.