The Eagles placed Graham (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday. The move was simply a formality as the Eagles had already confirmed that Graham was going to be lost for the season. Josh Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan are the most likely candidates to see increased snaps for the foreseeable future.
Coach Nick Sirianni confirmed Monday that Graham (Achilles) won't return in 2021, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Graham was carted off the field in the second quarter of Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers, and he was diagnosed with a torn Achilles after he underwent further tests. Josh Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan are likely in line for increased playing time in his absence.
Graham has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles, and, if confirmed, he will miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Graham was carted off the field in the second quarter, so the worst was feared and unfortunately seems to be true. This is devastating news for the 33-year-old and for the Philadelphia defense as a whole.
Graham (lower leg) has been declared out of Sunday's game against San Francisco, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. The Eagles lose a huge threat off the edge. Josh Sweat, Ryan Kerrigan and Derek Barnett should get extra chances as a result.
The Eagles re-signed Graham to a one-year, $20 million extension Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Graham's cap hit will be spread over the next two years, making it feasible for Philadelphia to retain the soon-to-be 33-year-old despite cap issues. He trailed off down the stretch in 2020 but began the year strong, so next season the Eagles could end up deploying Graham in more of a rotational fashion in order to keep him fresh. Graham has notched eight or more sacks in three of the last four seasons.
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