Brandon Graham is back to work, apparently

AP

If Brandon Graham is in any way unhappy with his contract, he’s chosen to express it from inside the Eagles facility.

After mixed reports of his displeasure with his current deal and absence from voluntary workouts, Graham is back in the building today.

Via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, the veteran defensive end posted a video on social media of himself entering the Eagles complex, ostensibly to participate in ongoing offseason workouts.

Graham is under contract for two more years at $6.5 million each. He’s played well and arguably deserves a raise, especially in light of the Vinny Curry extension last offseason.

But the Eagles also added free agent Chris Long and used their first-round pick on Derek Barnett, which cuts into any leverage Graham might have.

9 responses to “Brandon Graham is back to work, apparently

  1. Just because they gave Curry a terrible contract (he’ll be cut after this season), doesn’t mean they should give Graham one too

    Did he play better last year? Sure. But he’s still never had 60 tackles, or 7 sacks in a season. He was a slightly above average DE last year, nothing more. He faded greatly in the last 6-8 games of the season. He’s getting paid what he deserves, you want to get paid like a top end DE? Play like one first. Last season was the FIRST season that you even came close to earning your salary, let alone outplaying it

  2. Chris Long essentially replaced Connor Barwin and there’s no guarantee that Derek Barnett won’t turn into another Marcus Smith. So, I’d say that Graham does have a considerable amount of leverage at this point. It might make sense for the Eagles to figure out a win-win for both the team and the player in this situation.

  3. “Just because they gave Curry a terrible contract (he’ll be cut after this season), doesn’t mean they should give Graham one too”

    Agreed, but maybe they can work something out where they can get back some cap space this year and give Graham a token raise just to keep him happy. If Curry plays like he did last year he’ll definitely get cut after this season, but let’s hope he steps it up.

  4. After mixed reports of his displeasure with his current deal and absence from voluntary workouts, Graham is back in the building today.

    Although not publicized, we later learned that in order to make room for him, Elvis Presley left the building.

  5. U people are sheep Curry was great last year, he was top 10 in PFF pass rush effiency. Which accounts for hits, pressures, and sacks.

    Yea he didnt have a lot of sacks. So what disrupting the qb is just as important.

    Actually go back and watch him on tape every play. You will see how dominate he was last year.

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