Saturday, July 31, 2010

Eagles sign DE Graham

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with DE Brandon Graham on a five-year contract. To make room on the 80-man roster, the Eagles released WR Blue Cooper.

A first round draft choice in 2010 out of Michigan, the Eagles traded up 11 spots to grab Graham (6-2, 268) with the 13th overall selection. He earned second-team All-America accolades as a senior in 2009 after amassing 64 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss and 10.5 sacks. An All-Big 10 selection in both his junior and senior campaigns, Graham was also named the Bo Schembechler team MVP in both of those seasons, becoming the first defensive player in school history to win the award twice in a career. The 22-year-old Graham played in 47 games (28 starts) in his four-year career, finishing second in school history in both sacks (29.5) and forced fumbles (8) while compiling 138 tackles and 56 tackles for a loss.

The Detroit, MI, native attended Crocket Vocation Technical High School, where he earned USA Today first-team All-America honors as a senior.

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