An injured ankle that hampered rookie defensive end Brandon Graham leading into the bye week is now a thing of the past. Graham said on Tuesday that his ankle is "about 100 percent now," and doesn't expect it to slow him down in any way moving forward.
As proof that his ankle is feeling better, Graham pressured Colts quarterback Peyton Manning twice in Sunday's win, and played significantly more snaps than he has in recent weeks.
"I felt real good," Graham said. ""I got to hit Manning a couple of times. I wish I could have (sacked) him, but we had fun."
The five-time All-Pro quarterback for the Colts finished with a QB rating of 65.7, his fourth-lowest since 2008. While Graham was not able to put Manning on his can, Graham did end up on a can. He spent some time Tuesday afternoon at an ACME market in South Philadelphia to promote the Limited Edition Pepsi Max NFL Rookie Can Series. Graham is one of 14 rookies from around the league featured in the series.
Next up for the Eagles defense is Donovan McNabb. When the Redskins came to Philadelphia in early October, McNabb left with the victory but didn't find too much success against an Eagles defense that gave up only three points after the first quarter in a 17-12 loss.
Graham had three tackles, a quarterback hit and a quarterback pressure in that first meeting with the Redskins. The Eagles only got one sack against their former quarterback. And now that he's fully healthy and featured on a soda can, Graham will want to make an impact so fans don't think he should be on a milk carton. Photo Gallery : Brandon Graham Pepsi Max Event
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 7:30 p.m., November 9