Philadelphia Report: Nate Allen Close To Signing, Brandon Graham Is Not

July 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

According to Les Bowen of Philly.com, there's a chance rookie starting free safety Nate Allen could be signed today before all rookies and a few selected veterans are scheduled to show up at Lehigh University to kick of the Eagles' 2010 Training Camp.
As a second-round pick, Allen doesn't have much wiggle-room in negotiations. He'll get about a 30 percent raise over the guy taken in the same slot last season (Alphonso Smith, CB, Denver Broncos), and perhaps some playing-time incentives.
Other than that, there really isn't anything to negotiate and it's a bit perplexing as to why more second-round picks haven't signed.

The Eagles' first-round pick, Brandon Graham, is not expected to sign anytime soon. It's likely Graham misses at least the first week of camp, even though he said early in the process that he would definitely not hold out.

Most rookies say that, but very few of them follow through. But, as luck would have it for the Birds, the Dallas Cowboys dr...

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