Graham might be able to take part in this afternoon's first full-squad practice, quite a reversal from when yesterday began. A Graham deal didn't even seem to be on the horizon, with only two first-rounders signed in the entire league. But a flurry of other deals got done yesterday, and apparently, Graham lived up to what he'd said in the spring about being determined not to miss much time.
"You had two really willing parties and great people working on it," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said, singling out team president Joe Banner and Graham's agent, Joel Segal.
"I'm really glad that we were able to work well with Joel Segal on getting this deal done," said Banner. "We're really excited to get Brandon on the field tomorrow in time for the start of the first full-team practice."
Asked about the other first-round signings, Roseman said: "I think it always helps to get momentum going, but at the end of the day, the kid wanted to get it done and we wanted it done."
Financial terms were not immediately available. Segal did not respond to a request for comment.
Graham, drafted 13th overall, is expected to compete for a job at the defensive end spot opposite Trent Cole.