Report: Eagles not engaged in contract talks with Brandon Graham
The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Brandon Graham are not currently engaged in contract talks, according to ESPN’s Tim McManus. There were reportedly discussions a few months ago, but there’s nothing going on right now.
McManus notes Graham loves it in Philly and could very well still return, but the 30-year-old pass rusher — who’s making $7 million this season — could get a better deal somewhere else when he hits free agency in 2019.
Graham has been with the Eagles his entire career since they made him the 13th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Michigan. Since playing in only three games in his second season, he has proven to be a model of durability, missing just one game over that span.
That one missed game came last season, but that didn’t stop Graham from registering a career-high 9.5 sacks. He also finished with 47 combined tackles, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He recorded one sack in the playoffs, and it came on the biggest stage in the thrilling Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.
Graham has a single sack this season to bring his total to 39.5 for his career. But while he has been a valuable piece of the Eagles’ defense for nearly a decade, Philly may look to move on given his age and the price tag he may be seeking. Ultimately, McManus predicts the Eagles will let the veteran walk.