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Brandon Graham holding out for new Eagles contract? Conflicting reports


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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is holding out for a new contract, according to a report from the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane.

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.

Except he’s not, according to Jason La Canfora.

Great, so that’s helpful.

Let’s assume for a second that Graham IS holding out. If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be a total shock. Graham is coming off a very good season in 2016 and he’s only carrying a $7.5 million cap figure in 2017. Graham’s deal is up after the 2018 season. He also can’t feel great about fellow teammate Vinny Curry, who has been less productive, making more money than him.

Graham can skip the Eagles’ voluntary offseason workout program without any consequence. As it says in the title, it’s voluntary. But if Graham starts to miss minicamp and/or training camp, he’ll be subject to fines.

Hopefully Graham and the Eagles can work something out. Philadelphia doesn’t have a lot of cap space, so a new deal might be tricky to work out, but the 29-year-old Graham is deserving and the Eagles need him.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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