The Philadelphia Eagles have enjoyed one of their most successful seasons in recent memory. At 12-1, the on-the-field accolades are piling up just as much as the off-the-field ones. The latest comes from the longest-tenured bird.
Brandon Graham, the 2010 first-round pick by Philadelphia, won his second defensive player of the week award thanks to his three-sack performance in the Eagles’ 48-22 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. Graham generated consistent pressure on Daniel Jones while also helping Philadelphia’s run defense shut down Saquon Barkley.
At 34 years old, Graham is enjoying arguably the most successful season of his career. The former Michigan standout has recorded 8.5 sacks this season, one shy of his career mark. All this coming off an Achilles injury just a year ago and the Eagles’ nominee for the Man of the Year award is also in the running for a finalist for Comeback Player of the Year.
It’s the second time Graham has won the defensive player of the week award this season. It’s the 8th time in 14 weeks that the Eagles have had a player win a player of the week award.
Eagles adding more weapons
The good news doesn’t stop there for Philadelphia either. According to Jeff McLane, the Eagles are expected to welcome back pro-bowl tight end Dallas Goedert.
Goedert has been out for the last four weeks due to a shoulder injury he suffered in the team’s lone loss to Washington Monday night. On the season, the Eagles’ top tight end has recorded 43 catches for over 500 yards and three touchdowns.
Dallas Goedert is expected to be activated in time and should be abe to play Sunday against the Bears.
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