Brandon Graham skipping Eagles' workouts and OTAs

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham has stopped attending voluntary workouts and is expected to skip OTAs and possibly mandatory minicamp.

What It Means:

Entering the third year of a four-year, $26 million deal, Graham is slated to earn a $6.5 million salary in 2017. He makes less than teammate Vinny Curry and surely wants to be paid more, possibly as much as $10 million-plus per year. A late-blooming 2010 first-rounder, Graham just turned 29 last month.

The Eagles defense finished fifth in the NFL last season in opponent-adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points allowed per play.