The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent veteran defensive back Corey Graham to a one-year contract, according to an official announcement from the team.
Graham, 32, has played 10 seasons in the NFL. He started his career at cornerback before moving to safety. Graham most recently played on the back end of the Bills’ defense before being released by Buffalo in March of this year.
Graham has multiple connections to Philadelphia. He played under Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in 2014. Vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas also has familiarity with Graham from when the defender played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and 2013.
It remains to be seen how Graham fits in with the Eagles. The team listed him at safety in their official announcement. Philadelphia doesn’t really need more help at safety, though. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are obvious starters while Terrence Brooks has arguably played well enough to deserve the third spot.
The Eagles obviously do really need help at cornerback. Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson are the projected starters there. The latter has really struggled there while Mills has been up and down.
Perhaps Graham can push for playing time at corner. If not, he’ll provide depth in the secondary and contribute on special teams.
Graham has logged 64 starts in 157 career games played. He’s recorded 468 tackles, 15 interceptions, 60 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, three sacks, and one defensive touchdown.