Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham endorses rookie RB Miles Sanders

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Brandon Graham can now, affectionately, be called one of the legends on the Philadelphia Eagles roster, and he’s loving what he sees from the rookie, Miles Sanders.

Ladies and gentlemen, Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back Miles Sanders and veteran defensive end Brandon Graham seem to have formed a bond and a mutual respect for one another. That story can’t be told, however, without telling another.

Walk into any sports bar in Philly or start up a conversation with any Philadelphia Eagles fan, and just say two words, ‘strip sack’. Do that, and see what kind of reaction you get.

There isn’t a ‘Birds’ fan on the planet who doesn’t know where they were when Brandon Graham knifed into the New England Patriots backfield and ripped the ball out of Tom Brady‘s hands in Super Bowl LII.

There wasn’t a single fan of ‘The Birds’ (or any fan of the Patriots) that was seated when the ball found its’ way into Derek Barnett‘s hands.

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By that time, Graham had already worked his way into the hearts of Eagles fans. Super Bowl LII just solidified that and made sure he’d never leave. Now, a fan favorite seems to becoming a fan of a young Eagle who may play his way into the hearts of ‘Birds’ fans all over the country.

Here’s one hot of the press. Miles Sanders is putting in work at Eagles training camp, and he’s earned the respect of his teammates, Graham included. ’55’ took some time out to praise his new teammate recently.

Take a look.

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After spending most of his Penn State Nittany Lions career backing up New York Giants superstar Saquon Barkley, Sanders notched 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns on 220 carries and 139 yards on 24 receptions in his final season in ‘Happy Valley’. He has, virtually, no wear and tear as he only racked up 276 totes in his three seasons in State College.

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We all know he won’t be overworked by Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and offensive coordinator Mike Groh in Philly’s committee system either.

His former coach gives him the nod. So does Graham. So do his coaches. Maybe the rest of us should start paying attention. Here’s a guy who could put in work and be very good for the Eagles for a very long time.