The Eagles are scrambling to get be salary cap complacent before Wednesday's deadline. The way they have been shedding salary cap space recently is by restructuring contracts to veterans like Lane Johnson, Brandon Brooks, Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox, and Javon Hargrave. Today they restructured the contract of yet another veteran -- Brandon Graham.
Graham will have an extra year put on his deal, and can make close to $20 Million over the next two seasons.
The soon-to-be 33-year-old started the 2020 season hot, recording 7.0 sacks and 12 QB hits in the first eight games of the season. His production fell in the second half of the season, getting just 1.0 sack and four QB hits. Even though he'll be another year older in 2021, Graham is still expected to produce for the Eagles' pass rush.
If he stays healthy and plays every game over the next two seasons, he'll become the Eagles all-time leader in games played (David Akers played 188 games, Graham sits at 159 games). With his 59.0 career sacks, Graham would also have a shot at passing Clyde Simmons (76.0) for 3rd on the Eagles all-time sacks list.