Eagles lose Brandon Graham for the season

Michael Vick and the Eagles offense may need to keep scoring 30 points, because their inconsistent defense is in rough shape.

Rookie defensive end Brandon Graham suffered a torn ACL against the Cowboys, coach Andy Reid said on Monday.   Linebacker Stewart Bradley dislocated his elbow and Reid said Sunday night he’s expected to miss the rest of the year.

The tune on Bradley changed a bit Monday.  The Eagles are not planning to place Bradley on injured reserve yet and Reid said Bradley is out for “at least a couple weeks” and maybe more.

It’s worth noting the Graham’s role on the team wasn’t as big lately as you’d expect.  Sheil Kapadia of Philly.com notes Graham only played 16 of 56 snaps Sunday night before getting hurt.  Juqua Parker started and played most snaps.

17 responses to “Eagles lose Brandon Graham for the season

  1. Graham is good for a breather, but Parker has been very good over his career. Not too big of a deal. Now Bradley needs to get back if he can. That is a hit on D.

  2. Isn’t he the the guy all the ‘experts’ wanted the Patriots to draft? Hmmm… maybe that Belichick guy knows a little something about football. Devin McCourty is looking like a pretty good pick. And I haven’t heard Brandon Graham’s name once all year.

  3. To: kimcon UNT 22000. What team do you route for? That comment made everyone dumber, and you should kill yourself immediately so this never happens again. Please, eat a bullet and make the world a better place, please.

  4. If it’s an ACL tear Graham’s out until at least next November, right? I can’t seem him ready for opening day. I don’t know what to make of Bradley, dude’s cursed or something.

  5. If Bradley misses anytime this is a huge deal. The Eagles depth at LB is not next to nothing. Even though Graham has not been playing that much, this is big as well. Teams can start targeting the ends to wear them down over the case of the game. Parker, career year or not, is going to have his hands full.

  6. At least Philly’s not as bad as Dallas!
    Dallas hasn’t been relevant in over a decade. Obviously last year was a fluke for Dallas.


  7. Bradley is garbage anyway… now maybe Fat Red will realize they need to get some real talent in the MIKE and spend a top pick on someone vs. late round picks on scrubs.

    Sean McD needs to go too. He’s entirely too predictable with his no-frills imitation of JJ’s style.

  8. More of a loss for next year, if he’s not healthy…you’d expect him to make more of a jump then.

    Chaney played pretty well in place of Bradley though…he seems like a real find. As far as late round “scrubs” go, Asante Samuel was a 6th round pick, Trent Cole 5th round, Jason Peters (who is absolutely crushing people) was undrafted, so you never know.

  9. janvanflac says:
    Dec 13, 2010 2:17 PM
    As far as late round “scrubs” go, Asante Samuel was a 6th round pick, Trent Cole 5th round, Jason Peters (who is absolutely crushing people) was undrafted, so you never know.

    TC is the only Eagle drafted by Big Red so scratch all the others off your list.

    BTW, I’m talking strictly LB. Reid thinks he can plug “hit-or-miss” picks into the Middle LB spot, which is the defensive play caller. Their responsible for making sure everyone is lined up correctly and calling out hot routes, etc.

    Look around the league and tell me the Eagles field anything that matches mediocre LB corps of other teams.

  10. I like Graham’s potential, and he’s a hell of a nice guy, but the Eagles essentially gave up a 1st and 2 3rds for the guy when they had bigger needs at Corner and O-Line. I would much rather have Kyle Wilson or McCourty and 2 3rd Rd picks than Graham. Bradley has been hurt so many times, we could have used one of those 3rds for better depth at Linebacker. We’d be in much better shape if we didn’t move up to get Graham.

    With that being said, I wish him a speedy recovery.

  11. and the league wants to go to 18 games next year…hmmmm at this rate it’s not going to be about how many wins you have at the end of the season but how many mediocre players you have left un-injured

    come on NFL these guys are only human

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