Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham practiced Monday for the first time this season and could be activated from the PUP list this weekend when the Eagles host the Cowboys. Graham has been out the entire season after having microfracture surgery on his right knee in December and will likely miss Sunday night's home game against Dallas, as well.
Graham is currently on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and is allowed three weeks of practice before the Eagles must decide if they want to place him on the injured reserve list or return him to the 53-man roster.
"We're just taking it one day at a time," Graham said. "I know they're going to evaluate me during the week. I know that all eyes are on me for right now, so I'm giving them everything I've got."
Graham says that he felt good after today's practice.
"I feel good. I know that I have to get my wind up a little bit and as I play in the games it will get better. But right now I'm just focusing on what I need to do, and that's getting off the ball, and then everything else will come later."
Monday's practice was a short one as the team returned from its bye week and began preparing for Sunday night's hotly anticipated contest with the Cowboys. Defensive end Trent Cole (calf) and left tackle Jason Peters (calf) also suited up for practice. Right tackle Winston Justice, who played his first game of the season against the Redskins two Sundays ago, practiced with the second string.
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