Brandon Graham is coming back to Philadelphia.
The pass rusher has agreed to a four-year deal with the Eagles, according to Birds 24/7 writer Tim McManus. The deal is worth a reported $26 million with $14 million in guaranteed money, which is very reasonable.
Graham went through a lot in his first five seasons in the NFL. After the Eagles traded up for him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Graham experienced setback after setback. He suffered a serious leg injury in his rookie season, which took nearly two seasons to fully recover. By the time he was ready to contribute, the team had already replaced him with Jason Babin. After Chip Kelly was hired, Graham was moved to 3-4 outside linebacker, which also took time for him to feel comfortable.
Graham is coming off a breakout season as a rotational pass rusher behind Trent Cole. He will now be an unquestioned starter opposite Connor Barwin at outside linebacker. The Eagles currently have Graham, Barwin, 2014 first round pick Marcus Smith, Travis Long and Bryan Braman at the position.