If there is a cloud over the start of camp, it is that neither first-round pick Brandon Graham nor second-round pick Nate Allen was signed as of late Monday night and while Reid indicated that he thought Allen was closer to signing than was Graham, there was still no word late into the darkness. Both players need to be at camp. Both players are expected to help the team this year. Every day that goes by without them will be a day of concern.
But those deals will get done in time, hopefully sooner rather than later. The NFL needs to do something with this system, but that's another story for another day. What we're talking about here is making sure two young players are as prepared as possible to help this football team. Missing practices doesn't help Graham or Allen, or the Eagles.
What are you're thoughts? I understand why it is done. Just wish teams and agents could be more efficient.
So much for #55. This will take some getting used to.
jimmah in free fall
Solid picture of our beloved Wolverines being led in song by one Brandon Graham this morning:
The pic easily covers 1/3rd of the page on the print version - weird that it would be so small online.
The better pick him...
Since today is draft day, I was wondering what team you'd like BG to play for.
I really don't having a rooting interest in the NFL because the lions suck. So I'd really like him to go to the Dolphins(A bunch of Michigan players) or the Steelers(Woodley). I think he has it the best for all draftees, he is really good but not goood enough to be picked by a horrile team, he is the type of player that will be picked by good team that has a shot next year. Good luck to you in the NFL BG
Football Outsiders just posted a phone interview with Brandon Graham... nothing earth-shaking, but some interesting points about where he might fit in the NFL.