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Eagles sign Bryan Braman to contract extension, save cap space

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According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Eagles have extended the contract of linebacker and special teams ace Bryan Braman. Here are the details:

"Eagles have reworked contract of LB Bryan Braman. He gets a 1-year extension through 2016, reduces salary in '15 from $1.2M to $745K."

The Eagles signed Braman on the second day of free agency last year. His original contract was worth up to $3.15 million over two years. He would have been a free agent after this season if not for this extension.

The 27-year-old linebacker was a key part of an Eagles special teams unit that ranked among the best in the NFL last season. Braman finished top five on the team in special teams tackles. He never had to play much on defense but he also served as a depth outside linebacker when needed.

This minor move is a win for both sides. Braman gets another year added to his contract while the team manages to lower his 2015 cap hit by $455,000. Keep in mind the Eagles rank near the bottom of the NFL in cap space.

Kill. Maim. Destroy. Negotiate contract.

Update: Eliot Shorr-Parks has some more details.