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Eagles, outside linebacker Bryan Braman agree to two-year deal

Bryan Braman, Pat McAfee AP

The Eagles have added some special teams coverage punch.

The club said Wednesday it had reached a two-year deal with Texans outside linebacker Bryan Braman, who was not tendered by Houston as a restricted free agent.

Braman (6-5, 241) played in 44 regular season games for Houston and was among the club’s leaders in special teams tackles in 2013.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who cited Braman’s agent, Braman received a $3.15 million contract with $1 million in guarantees.

“You don’t find many players of Bryan’s size with the ability to run down the field and make plays on special teams,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said in a team-issued statement on Wednesday. “It’s an area of the game that we always have our eye on and look to improve. With his size, we also like his potential as a guy who can compete for spot as an outside linebacker.”

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29 Responses to “Eagles, outside linebacker Bryan Braman agree to two-year deal”
  1. Youknowimright says: Mar 12, 2014 11:46 AM

    The special teams off season continues. Hilarious.

  2. narfmoo12 says: Mar 12, 2014 11:48 AM

    If they won’t replace Henery with a guy who can kick it out of the end zone, they might as well find a guy who can tackle a returner.

  3. mp4philly says: Mar 12, 2014 11:55 AM

    Who?

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Mar 12, 2014 11:56 AM

    That’s a lot of Ex Texans the Eagles have on their roster now….

    Brian Braman
    Conner Barwin
    Demeco Ryans
    James Casey
    Donnie Jones
    Jeff Mael
    Roc Carmichael

  5. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 12, 2014 11:59 AM

    Theres like 5 former texans on the eagles now. Salary caps are dumb

  6. 2013 NFC East Champs says: Mar 12, 2014 12:09 PM

    ✔ Special Teams
    ✔ Safety Upgrade
    ✔ Chung has to go.
    was a huge issue last year.
    Another hole-getting-fixed.

    Good moves, so far . . . Howie
    more to come . . .

    Philadelphia Eagles – getting stronger in 2014
    rest of NFC East – sitting this one . . . out !

  7. stexan says: Mar 12, 2014 12:13 PM

    Couple of years ago he lost his helmet and still knocked the returner out of bounds; would have gotten called for helmet-to-helmet if he’d still had his on.
    Didn’t have much growing up, either. Spent a good bit of his 1st paychecks just to get his teeth fixed.
    Tough kid.

  8. uwsptke says: Mar 12, 2014 12:13 PM

    Braman and Maragos are two of the better special team players in the league, so huge upgrades there.

  9. mrbigass says: Mar 12, 2014 12:16 PM

    Guy is a stud. Houston should have kept him….

  10. cruuuzcontrol says: Mar 12, 2014 12:20 PM

    @2013 NFC East Champs: I guess you haven’t been seeing the work the Giants are doing over the last week or so… That’s fine.

  11. Six Rings says: Mar 12, 2014 12:23 PM

    Wow, what a pathetic signing.

  12. omnipresentfan says: Mar 12, 2014 12:24 PM

    I like what the front office is doing so far. Remember, the eagles had the very awful special team last year. The opponent started on the 40 yard line on average putting strain on the defense.

    Forget the big names, hyped free agents and do the little things quietly. Build from the draft. Remember, this is a very young team.

  13. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Mar 12, 2014 12:25 PM

    Eagles clearly have a plan and I like it. Under the radar guys that still have potential to contribute in big ways. I expect more of the same to come. Depth across the board will allow us to draft best players available and not reach.

  14. cardiovascularendurance says: Mar 12, 2014 12:25 PM

    Always a good idea to add a Dothraki to the roster.

  15. Youknowimright says: Mar 12, 2014 12:25 PM

    ✔ Special Teams
    ✔ Safety Upgrade
    ✔ Chung has to go.
    was a huge issue last year.
    Another hole-getting-fixed.

    Good moves, so far . . . Howie
    more to come . . .

    Philadelphia Eagles – getting stronger in 2014
    rest of NFC East – sitting this one . . . out !

    ———————————–
    I guess this is what you have to believe if you are an eagle’s fan right now.

  16. cardiovascularendurance says: Mar 12, 2014 12:26 PM

    cruuyzcontrol- what, like letting your best D-lineman go? Yeah, great move there.

  17. brettfavresmidget says: Mar 12, 2014 12:27 PM

    As an Eagle’s fan, I fully expect kick-offs to be eliminated before the season begins.

  18. wegonefunkwichamind says: Mar 12, 2014 12:28 PM

    cruuuzcontrol says: @2013 NFC East Champs: I guess you haven’t been seeing the work the Giants are doing over the last week or so… That’s fine.
    —————-
    All I’ve noticed is NYG signing some other teams’ backups, one of which (Schofield) was waaaaaaaay overpaid. Even your fanbase seems to think so. Eagles have a ton of cap space, Giants don’t. Roseman even said that the free agent market this season isn’t very good, and so players will be getting overpaid as a result (which they definitely are). I’m fine with taking care of our own players and not overpaying for mediocrity.

  19. n0hopeleft says: Mar 12, 2014 12:29 PM

    2013 NFC East Champs says:
    Mar 12, 2014 12:09 PM
    ✔ Special Teams
    ✔ Safety Upgrade
    ✔ Chung has to go.
    was a huge issue last year.
    Another hole-getting-fixed.

    Good moves, so far . . . Howie
    more to come . . .

    Philadelphia Eagles – getting stronger in 2014
    rest of NFC East – sitting this one . . . out !
    __________________________________

    I see you’re taking the positive outlook approach. How has your off-season approach worked out for you over the last 50 years or so?

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRIGHT….

    Please don’t type stuff like this in March, it shows your true knowledge of football.

  20. sk1llz187 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:41 PM

    ryan clark FS? started all 16 games last year.

    104 tackles, 4 pass break ups, 2 ints ?

  21. jackn2482 says: Mar 12, 2014 12:41 PM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Mar 12, 2014 12:29 PM

    I see you’re taking the positive outlook approach. How has your off-season approach worked out for you over the last 50 years or so?

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRIGHT….

    Please don’t type stuff like this in March, it shows your true knowledge of football.
    ____________________________________

    These are all moves that anyone with any knowledge at all of the sport could see were weaknesses for the Eagles last year. So far the moves have been really smart says me, the dude who wrote the original comment, and pundits who follow the team.

    What team are you the GM for smart-guy?

  22. tvguy22 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:06 PM

    Norman Braman was the worst owner in the history of the Eagles. Just saying.

  23. themonkeyman says: Mar 12, 2014 1:09 PM

    Eagle fans always win the Super Bowl in March — who remembers them cheering & telling others how they were going to dominate with Assomunga, Babin, Vince Young & Vick???

    Two things we can count on, Eagle fans crowing over offseason moves, telling us how great they are going to do & them over reacting to regular season wins.

    I guess when your last championship was BEFORE the Kennedy Administration, you live in such a state of perpetual sadness… hype & hope is all you have. LOL

  24. dg0122 says: Mar 12, 2014 1:28 PM

    the Texans front office is a joke… several years running they cant resign guys that have helped going back to Mike Briesel, Joel Dreessen, James Casey etc and other really good teams bring in the guys we cant afford to keep…then they sign washed up Ed Reed…the whole front office needs to go.

  25. 1rockyracoon says: Mar 12, 2014 1:44 PM

    Moves like this may not be headline news, but they are important when you are making your team better.

  26. s0merand0mguy says: Mar 12, 2014 1:53 PM

    I remember hearing all this negative feedback last year when the Eagles hired Chip Kelly and look how that turned out. Chip is a football stud every move we make is calculated and planned. Trust the FO not the haters here.

  27. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 12, 2014 2:11 PM

    lol the giants did not pay alot for schofield its called guarantted money take a look at that morons

  28. sumkat says: Mar 12, 2014 2:18 PM

    The Eagles coverage units, while better last year, have been a weak spot for years. These 2 signings should help immensely (especially since one of our better special teams guys, Colt Anderson, is apparently done)

    Not a huge impact signing. They still need an OLB that is actually an OLB and not a converted 4-3 DE, and another safety. They also need to get a huge body to play nose tackle and not be useless like that bumb they picked up from SF last week. Logan played well as a rookie, but would be better suited as a DE in the 3-4.

    But a solid move, and didn’t overpay. Personally, I won’t be happy with the Eagles off-season unless they add another solid DB (looking less likely at this point), and upgrade on the edge (not much out there) or a NT (again, not much out there). Byrd cost too much, but they could of went after Mitchell or Bathea. Neither of those contracts were unreasonable

  29. badoglick says: Mar 12, 2014 9:05 PM

    As for the post above, I think most of that stuff we’ll see in the draft. I fully expect either a pass rusher or maybe Gilbert or Dennard if they fall to them round one. They can pretty much go for any defensive position most of the way through the draft and I would be ok with it as long as it was a good player. I don’t see any glaring holes but they lack any real play makers.

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