Eagles ink Brandon Graham to three-year extension

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Brandon Graham isn't hitting the open market.

The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with the defensive end on a three-year deal, the team announced Friday morning. Graham's deal is worth between $40 million, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

This is the second extension Graham has signed with the Eagles since Philly drafted him No. 13 overall in the 2010 draft. The defensive end signed a four-year, $26 million extension in 2015.

The 30-year-old is now under contract in the City of Brotherly Love through 2021.

"Brandon is not only a special player, but a special person. Here's a guy who's never had a bad day," Eagles VP of player personnel Howie Roseman said on NFL Network on Friday. "He fits us. On and off the field, he's the kind of player and person you want to invest in. All of us were just talking to him this morning about how excited he was to be back in Philadelphia.

"Really, he's a legend. He's a legend in Philadelphia, that guy."

The heart of Philly's front seven, Graham has missed just one regular-season game since 2012. The Eagles' Super Bowl run was keyed in part by Graham's play in 2017, when he logged a career-high 9.5 sacks and cemented a title when the DE strip-sacked Tom Brady in the closing seconds of Super Bowl LII.

Graham was one of many notable Eagles slated to be free agents. LB Jordan Hicks, RB Jay Ajayi, CB Ronald Darby, RB Darren Sproles, WR Golden Tate, DT Haloti Ngata, WR Mike Wallace and of course QB Nick Foles are all currently expected to hit the open market.

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