by George Radney
The Bills may not have made it to the Super Bowl but two homegrown talents, Buffalo natives Corey Graham and Steven Means, are playing in Super Bowl LII for the Philadelphia Eagles! “I’m excited to be here and so happy God has blessed me with another opportunity at a Super Bowl Championship.” said Graham.
In March of 2014, Graham signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Buffalo Bills. But three years later, in March of 2017, Graham was released by the Bills.
On August 3, 2017, Graham signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Graham intercepted Vikings quarterback Keenum in NFC championship on January 21, 2018. According to former personnel man for the Chicago Bears Greg Gabriel, Corey is “one of the best. Steven Means attended Grover Cleveland High School in Buffalo where he participated on the basketball, track and field, swimming and football teams. While attending the University at Buffalo, Means was a member of the Buffalo Bulls football team from 2009 to 2012. On December 8, 2015, Means was signed by the Eagles off of the Texans’ practice squad. In 2016, the Eagles chose to retain Means following a strong preseason showing..
On August 30, 2017, Means signed a one-year contract extension with the Eagles. “It’s a tremendous gift from God, a blessing to be here (Super Bowl)” said Means. “You have 30 other teams wishing they were here. If I commit all my actions to the Lord, I will succeed in all my plans straight from proverbs… I’m going to keep believing in Him, keep praying, staying in the bible, keep reading and enjoying the way.
“ My Super Bowl LII prediction is that the Eagles defense coordinator Jim Schwartz will find a way to confuse Tom Brady long enough for his front four led by fletcher Cox to dominate and bring a Super Bowl Championship home to Philadelphia. It will be their first Championship since 1960. Yes, they are overdue for another Championship to the City of Brotherly Love!