Since taking over as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly has made sure that the team knows he is in charge, and that everyone is expendable. That apparently applies to 2010 first round pick Brandon Graham as well.
Per a report on NFL.com, Graham has fallen out of Kelly’s good graces and could be put up on the trade block to see what kind of offers the Eagles get.
The Eagles reportedly recently made an offer to the Miami Dolphins for Dion Jordan that included Graham and a second-round draft pick, and Philadelphia Magazine’s Tim McManus has confirmed that the team is “open to moving” Graham.
Graham has battled a lot of injuries in his career already, but seemed to be coming into his own in 2012 when began to show he could be a pass rusher. His role was greatly reduced last season under the new coaching staff, and Graham only played 27 percent of the Eagles’ defensive snaps.
With the premium teams are putting on defensive linemen, it’s possible the Eagles could find a team that lines up in a base 4-3 (where Graham is more naturally suited) who needs a quick defensive end.
In four NFL seasons, Graham has totaled 74 tackles (61 solo), 11.5 sacks and five forded fumbles. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Eagles, coming out of Michigan.