Eagles who could follow Jonathan Gannon out of town (if he ever leaves)

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Brandon Graham #55, Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Graham #55, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

. . . Brandon Graham, defensive end. 55. player. 54

Who doesn’t need a veteran presence like Eagles DE Brandon Graham?

One of the more common theories for successful roster building in the National Football League revolves around finding a successful mix of proven veterans and good young talent that the team can build around. The Eagles had that in 2021, and Brandon Graham was one of the reasons why.

Unfortunately for B.G., after signing a one-year deal in the offseason, his run with the team ended with a trip to the injured reserve, but that followed his first-ever Pro Bowl season. Graham turns 34 years young on April 3rd, and even though that makes him the NFL’s version of a senior citizen, if he’s healthy, we know he’s still one of the best players on this team.

The Birds have hinted that they want him back, and if he proves to be fully recovered following September’s Achilles tear, there isn’t much of a reason to believe that he won’t be, especially seeing as how the Eagles are expected to move on from Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan.

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Philadelphia will need to add a star EDGE player, but Josh Sweat and Tarron Jackson aren’t slouches. No one knows for certain if B.G. will return in 2022, but we think he will. That will probably come by way of another one-year extension. After that, who knows what the future holds.

The same can be said for Gannon. After being a hot commodity in 2022’s offseason, he could land a coaching gig next year. If he does, and he needs a veteran defensive end (and Brandon Graham is available), who knows? You could see those two reunite somewhere else.