Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is reportedly done for the season with a torn Achilles, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The 33-year-old pass rusher was carted off of the field late in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers after going down before making his way to the sideline, unable to put any pressure on his left leg.
The loss of Graham is a big one for the Eagles. He is a captain for Philadelphia and the emotional leader of the team. The former Pro Bowler is also the longest-tenured player on the Eagles and a huge part of their defense.
Graham has started every game for the Eagles since 2018. Last season, he finished with eight sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 46 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss and 16 quarterback hits.
With Graham sidelined, the Eagles will have to rely on Derek Barnett, Ryan Kerrigan, Turron Jackson and Josh Sweat, who recently signed a three-year, $40 million extension.
The Eagles lost Sunday’s game to the 49ers 17-11 and are now 1-1 on the season. They’ll take on the Dallas Cowboys next Monday.