Graham tears ACL, Bradley should return for postseason

Posted Dec. 13, 2010 @ 12:55 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Eagles rookie DE Brandon Graham tore his ACL in Sunday night's win over the Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season, head coach Andy Reid said Monday.

The Eagles' first overall pick in April's draft played in all 13 games this season with six starts. Graham, a Michigan product, recorded three sacks and two forced fumbles on the year.

Juqua Parker started on Sunday night and recorded two tackles. He has five sacks on the season.

LB Stewart Bradley dislocated his elbow and Reid said Monday that Bradley will not go on injured reserve. Reid added that Bradley is likely done for the regular season.

The way we see it

This is pretty bad timing for the Eagles' defense before their big divisional showdown with the Giants in Week 15. Bradley has been up and down this season coming off an ACL tear in 2009. Jamar Chaney and Omar Gaither will be candidates to replace him. Chaney played for Bradley on Sunday night and was decent. Gaither has been benched a few times this season. Getting Bradley back for the postseason will be huge, as would a playoff bye to give him an extra week to heal.