AW HELL YEAH!!! I see we’re picking up right where we left off last season– with a member of the Eagles going in on Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane.
Brandon Graham returned to the NovaCare Complex today for OTAs, this a week after he was reported to have been holding out.
Defensive end Brandon Graham has stopped attending Eagles workouts and is expected to skip organized team activities later this month – and also possibly mandatory minicamp in June – until the Eagles renegotiate his contract, two NFL sources said.
Graham signed a four-year, $26 million contract in 2015 and is slated to earn $6.5 million in each of the last two years of the deal. He was the Eagles’ most productive defensive end last season, and his base salary for 2016 is $500,000 less than defensive end Vinny Curry, who inked a five-year, $46.25 million contract last offseason.
Graham, 29, is the 28th-highest-paid edge rusher in the NFL, on a per-year scale. Curry, who didn’t start last season despite his blockbuster deal, is 13th highest.
Graham, reached via text message Wednesday, declined to address his potential holdout.
That report was contradicted by Jason La Canfora, who tweeted that Graham was with family in Detroit.
Today, Graham snapped the following picture from NovaCare:
Look where Brandon Graham is… 👀👀👀 pic.twitter.com/UN2vlRBLaV
— Ben Livingston (@bliv94) May 16, 2017
That was followed by this Howard Eskin Tweet:
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) May 16, 2017
It’s in Graham’s interest to dismiss the report, but judging by the cagey nature with which the Eagles addressed it last week, it’s possible there was at least a brief holdout on Graham’s part. Or he was just with family. Either way, he just called Jeff McLane “fake news” and I love me some strife!
Side note: Just learned that Brandon Graham blocked me on Twitter. Not sure why.