Eagles and DE Graham accept three-year extension


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a three-year extension with defenseman Brandon Graham, the team announced Friday.

The new deal, which will keep Graham with the Eagles throughout the 2021 season, is $ 40 million, a source told Tim McManus of ESPN.

The Eagles and Graham have been negotiating since the last off season. Discussions have grown over the past two days in Indianapolis, where the imminent solicitation of free will has created a heightened sense of urgency.

Graham played a high ankle sprain in the 2017 playoffs and became a Super Bowl LII hero with one last Tom Brady sack, helping the Eagles get their first Super Bowl title.

He ended up needing an ankle surgery and was not full for much of the 2018 season, finishing with just four sacks. He had 9.5 bags in 2017.

Graham, who turns 31 in April and is known for his sustainability, has missed just one game since the start of the 2012 season.

Michigan's 13th pick in the 2010 draft, Graham started slowly because of an injury and was called a bust. He recorded 42.5 sacks with the Eagles.

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