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Eagles Working On Extension For DE Brandon Graham

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Eagles are working on a contract extension for DE Brandon Graham.

Graham is currently under contract through the 2018 season but Philadelphia realizes his value to the team and they are trying to get a new contract in place before the season is out.

The Eagles are actually one of the most aggressive teams in doing contract extensions during the season, so this is something worth keeping an eye on in the coming weeks.

Before the season started, Philadelphia actually added some incentives to Graham’s contract that will pay him  $250,000 guaranteed if he records at least seven sacks this season with an additional $250,000 if he gets nine. He could also secure another $250,000 by being voted to the Pro Bowl on the original ballot.

Graham’s 2018 base salary could also increase by as much as $750,000 by totaling 12 sacks this season. If he registers seven sacks, his salary will increase by $250,000 and can increase by another $250,000 by reaching nine sacks.

Should he make the Pro Bowl on the original ballot or is voted to first- or second-team All NFL Team, his base salary will increase another $250,000.

With the restructured deal, Graham can earn an additional $500,000 in 2017 and $1 million in 2018, bringing his total pay to $14.5 million over the next two seasons.

Graham, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back n 2010. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $26 million contract that included $14 million guaranteed and was set to make base salaries of $6.5 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Graham has appeared in 10 games for the Eagles and recorded 29 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 edge rusher out of 112 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Graham as the news is available.

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