On the same day that Philadelphia Eagles' Head Coach Chip Kelly announced that Trent Cole would be missing Saturday's game at outside linebacker, there are reports that the Eagles are trying to extend Brandon Graham's contract.
Graham is in the last year of his five year, $15,935,185 contract he signed as a rookie in 2010. He is making $1.5 million this season.
Graham has been part of a rotation with outside linebackers, Cole and Connor Barwin. He is ranked second on the team with 13.5 tackles for a loss, his five and half sacks are good enough for fourth on the team. Although playing a smaller role, Graham has four forced fumbles on the season, tied for second most in the NFL.
"I think B.G. (Brandon Graham) has really picked up on what we are trying to do," Said Chip Kelly during Wednesday's press conference. "…Brandon can set an edge. Brandon can rush the quarterback. He is doing a better job in pass coverage and we have been really happy with him. I think he is really dedicated himself. He is played better from a special teams standpoint and every phase we have had an opportunity to get B.G. on the field I think he is done a good job."Read more... Join the Conversation...