Philadelphia Eagles’ Brandon Graham hasn’t played a game since September 19, 2021. In Week 2 during the 2021 season, he suffered a season-ending Achilles tear against the San Francisco 49ers.
But, now, Graham is ready to take on 2022 — and more.
BRANDON GRAHAM IS READY FOR 2022…
Tuesday, the Eagles held their first training camp of 2022. Though it was a light practice, Graham was back on the field.
He stated, “I tried to not just overwork myself because I was so excited to be back. It was just kind of one of them wrap-up days to get your back out here, get your feet wet of what training camp’s gonna be, and just build every day after this.”
“I’m excited to be back out here. I’m not in any rush to leave the field because, as you know, time I flying. Once we get started with the season, it’s gonna be over, and I’m gonna be going into [Year 14] so I’m just trying to enjoy every day.”
Though he’s healthy, it’s difficult to predict how he’ll actually play come game time. He’ll join fellow veterans Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave, as well as newcomers Hasson Reddick and Jordan Davis. The defensive line is certainly stacked, but there’s no denying it’s crowded.
“I’m with whatever,” Graham said. “For this being my last year as far as my deal, I’m just like, man…I just love the depth that we got. I’ma just show that I can still play, and that I can help this team win.”
Aside from a busy week at training camp, Graham also talked with Angelo Cataldi on the 94WIP morning show, regarding his future with the Eagles. The 34-year-old stated 2022 would not be his last season in Philadelphia and he hopes to continue playing for them.
Brandon Graham says this will not be his last season. Wants to play for #Eagles beyond this year. @WIPMorningShow
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) July 25, 2022
Graham is entering his 13th season with the Eagles. Selected in the first-round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he’s been a massive presence on and off the field in the City of Brotherly Love. He has accumulated 314 total tackles, 59 sacks, 19 forced fumbles, and seven fumble recoveries. Graham also scored one touchdown in 2017.
He was selected for the Pro Bowl first time in 2020.
Graham is the longest tenured athlete in Philadelphia and hopes to continue building upon this feat.