Philadelphia Eagles

Brandon Graham Has Nothing but Cheesesteaks to Blame for Weight Gain

PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Brandon Graham of the Philadelphia Eagles poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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Nicholas GossCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandan Graham tore his ACL last December and thus was not able to exercise like normal for a couple months, and instead of eating well to get stronger, he ate a lot of Philly cheesesteaks and gained about 20 pounds.

"You know what got me real big? The Philly cheesesteaks," Graham told the appropriately named Philly.com. "Jim's. That's all I eat."

Since getting off of crutches Graham has managed to get his weight down and is eating better in the process.

Is this what Eagles fans expect from a first-round draft choice? I don't think so, and Graham's excuse for weight gain is terrible.

A little weight gain when you cannot exercise because you are recovering from a major injury is fine, but 20 pounds in two months is something else.

I don't even want to know how many cheesesteaks he had to eat to gain that much wait in just eight weeks.

Graham isn't totally on top of his battle with weight gain however, and seems to have another enemy, portion control.

"That's my big thing: I can't save anything," he [Graham] says. "When I cook something, I want to eat it all right there."

Hopefully Graham can fix his nutritional routine and get back on the field for the Eagles, because they certainly could use another defensive player, especially one on the line who can rush the opposing team's quarterback.

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