Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham recently underwent surgery on his right ankle, Tim McManus of ESPN reports. Graham could miss all of Philadelphia’s organized team activities.
The procedure promotes healing on high ankle sprains, per McManus.
Graham injured his ankle in a Christmas night game against the Raiders. He played through the injury, making a strip sack of Tom Brady to preserve the Super Bowl LII victory for the Eagles.
He currently is wearing a protective boot.
Teams, owners, executives and commissioners make decisions all the time about what they’ll accept, reject, overlook and deny. They do it constantly with players. Again, the Patriots are an example: When Aaron Hernandez slid down the board in the 2011 draft because of well-known behavioral red flags in college, the Patriots caught him in the fourth round.
The assumption always was that every team puts every important employee through the same scrutiny. Patricia came in as a low-level offensive assistant in 2004. He was promoted along the way. He had been on the head-coaching radar since 2015. The Giants were ready to hire him this year had he not picked the Lions.
Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk is confident the city can put on a show.
“It’s a great city. Everything is walkable, the honky-tonks, the parties and the bands, the celebration of the sport we love. It is pretty hard to beat. It is going to have a unique feel for the NFL Draft,” Strunk said. “And I think it brings reality to our fans: We may be a small market, but we are ready for the big stage.”
NFL Draft 2019: Top prospects
At the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft, the attention shifted to names that will be at the top of NFL Draft boards in 2019.
Because prospects need to be three seasons removed from high school competition to be NFL Draft-eligible, many of the top prospects in 2019 will be juniors by the time their opportunities to turn pro arrive.