Rookie defensive end Brandon Graham tore the ACL in his knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's win over the Cowboys, head coach Andy Reid announced on Monday. Graham will need surgery and will "most likely" be placed on injured reserve.
The news is better for linebacker Stewart Bradley, who did suffer a dislocated elbow in the game. Reid said that Bradley will not need surgery and will not be placed on injured reserve. However, Bradley will be sidelined "at least a couple weeks but possibly more," per Reid. Jamar Chaney took over the middle linebacker duties for Bradley on Sunday night, but Reid did not name a starter moving forward. Reid wants to talk with defensive coordinator Sean McDermott before making any sort of announcement. Reid did say that Chaney played pretty well in Bradley's absence.
The depth at linebacker will be tested as Keenan Clayton is likely to miss this Sunday's game against the Giants with a hamstring strain.
But Reid announced some good news as cornerback Asante Samuel and offensive tackle Winston Justice each went through a "good thorough workout" on Monday and should be back and ready to practice on Wednesday. Samuel has missed the last three games with a knee (MCL) strain. Reid said that Samuel did undergo an MRI last week just to make sure that something else was missed. Justice missed Sunday's game due to a hyperextended knee.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson talked about a sore foot following his 210-yard performance against the Cowboys, but Reid said that Jackson was fine on Monday.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 12:08 p.m., December 13