Philadelphia Eagles re-sign veteran defensive end, Brandon Graham
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing the Super Bowl hero back for the next three seasons!
He’s back everybody! Forget testing the market, Brandon Graham wants to remain in Philly. Just a couple of months ago, Brandon Graham seemed like he was giving the Philadelphia Eagles notice that he was planning on cashing out in Free Agency. As it turns out though, it was a lot harder for him to leave than he initially thought. With that, Graham will be back in midnight green for at least the next three seasons, thanks to a surprise extension before the league new year.
Graham is back in town!
Before, Brandon Graham told the local media that he felt he owed it to himself to see what kind of deal he could get in Free Agency. As Graham has never tested the market before since he’s been drafted, he seemed a bit curious about his demand. Although Graham didn’t have a career-year in 2018, like he did the previous year, he still had a nice stretch towards the end of the season. It was clear that his veteran experience helped him create tons of much-needed pressure as the Eagles defense was dominant throughout their late-season playoff push.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the contract comes in with a salary of an estimated $12 to $14 million-per-year. Seeing as though Graham is a longtime veteran on the team, that’s not a bad deal to bring him back at all. And according to NBC Sports Philly’s John Clark, Graham is very happy. As a matter of fact, he’s ‘smiling ear to ear.’
It was going to be a sad day in Philly if Graham walked, but now we don’t have to worry about that. Without Graham, there was a ton of questions on the defensive line, but no more worries. Heading into 2019, the Eagles could still have Graham, Chris Long, Derek Barnett, and Michael Bennett on board rotating in as starters. Not bad, huh? Now, let’s see what Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas have up their sleeve as Free Agency opens up this month.