Brandon Graham Signs Contract With Philadelphia Eagles

Brandon Graham

Veteran defensive end Brandon Graham has signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia Eagles. Graham has spent the entirety of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles, Agree to Contract

Brandon Graham had a nice bounce-back year after only playing two games in 2021 due to injury. Despite not being a full-time starter anymore, Graham still proved to be a big part of the record-setting Eagles defensive line in 2022, racking up a career-high 11 sacks. He finished with 35 combined tackles (19 solo), plus two forced fumbles. He appeared in his second Super Bowl but did not record any stats in the loss.

Graham played college football with Michigan from 2006 to 2009. In 2009 he went First-Team All-American and was named the Big Ten MVP. He was drafted in 2010 by the Eagles with the 13th overall pick. He didn’t become a full-time starter until 2015, but still was a strong role player for the Eagles, racking up 5.5 sacks in both 2012 and 2014, and having four forced fumbles in 2014.

In 2016 he finished with 59 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, and was named Second-Team All-Pro. In 2017 he finished with 9.5 sacks, and also had a fumble recovery for a touchdown, the only defensive touchdown of his career so far. That year, the Eagles went to the Super Bowl; in that game, he made a critical play late in the game by strip-sacking Tom Brady with just over two minutes to go, effectively sealing the game as the Eagles won.

After a 2018 season with slightly lower numbers, Graham continued to keep his sack numbers high going forward, racking up 8.5 in 2019 and eight in 2020. He gained a Pro Bowl berth in the latter season. In Week 2 of the 2021 season, he tore his Achilles and missed the rest of the year, but returned in 2022 without missing a game.

Thus far in his career, Graham has a total of 451 tackles (335 solo), 70 tackles and 21 forced fumbles (with seven recoveries).


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