Eagles Land Graham

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Credit: Buffalo Bills

The Philadelphia Eagles added former Buffalo Bill safety Corey Graham, according to Jason La Canfora. It is a one-year deal for the versatile defensive back.

The 32-year old safety started his career out as a cornerback, but prior to the start of the 2015 campaign, he converted to a safety, which gave him more playing time.

In addition, Graham signed with the Buffalo Bills on a four-year, $16MM deal in 2014 and even though he restructured his pact in 2015, he did not last the remaining years on the contract. This move saved the Bills a little over $4MM in cap space back in March.

Furthermore, Graham is still a productive player and he is rated inside the top 40 list of qualified safeties in the 2016 season (37th overall), according to Pro Football Focus.

Another bonus for the Eagles is that he is a durable player, as he did not miss a game during his tenure in Buffalo. The New Hampshire product started 16 games in each of the past two seasons.

Finally, the veteran has history with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz due to their time together in Buffalo (2014).

 Note: Graham will not start, but he will be the team’s third safety behind Rodney McLeod and Malcolm Jenkins.

2016-2017 Season Stats: 16 games, 88 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception, 9 pass deflections, 1 fumble recovery.

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