Brandon Graham, DE
Despite being the longest-tenured Eagle on the roster with 13 seasons under his belt, Brandon Graham has proven that he still has some tread on the tires. He recorded a career-high 11 sacks last season and was a key piece along a defensive line rotation that wreaked havoc on opposing quarterbacks.
B.G. has often stated he wants to play in the NFL for 15 seasons, and this past offseason, he accepted less money than he could have earned elsewhere to return to the Eagles on a one-year contract. He turns 36 years old next offseason. It's time for Philly to find his long-term replacement, and that means the Birds need another young player to step up and show and prove.
The Eagles have Derek Barnett and Josh Sweat on the roster as well. Both are two very good defensive ends. Barnett will also be a free agent at season's end, but B.G. is more than a rotational piece, he's also a locker room leader and one of the franchise's elder statesmen.
While it may be time to look toward the future, guys like Graham don't grow on trees. Philly can only hope Tarron Jackson, Matt Leo, and Janarius Robinson have a little of B.G. in them. His departure will be a huge one, and that's a fact that can't be disputed.