- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 259 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 24, 1986 (31)
- 9th Season
- 2010 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 95 (NO)
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers intend to sign free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal. Graham had several Pro Bowl years with New Orleans at the start of his career but has largely disappointed through three injury-plagued years with the Seattle Seahawks. A Graham signing would fill one of Green Bay's biggest holes this offseason. Last year's signing of Martellus Bennett did not pan out the way Green Bay had hoped and his departure mid-season left that spot weak on the depth chart. Graham has lost a step or two from his earlier New Orleans days, but he still profiles to be a better fit in Green Bay's scheme than Bennett. He has the ability to threaten opposing defenses with seam routes and draw opposing safety attention, which should help open up the field for other Green Bay receivers. Graham's fantasy stock should rise with this move, but he's still a bit of a touchdown-dependent TE1 these days.
The New Orleans Saints are seriously discussing a deal with free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham, but talks have stalled over the last several hours, according to sources. However, both sides are still hoping to reach an agreement, and other teams besides the Packers remain in the mix. Graham is looking to return to the team that he opened his career with, playing for the Saints from 2010 to 2014. He had two 1,000-yard seasons in that span, although he's definitely not that player anymore. Graham had 57 receptions for 520 yards (career-low 9.1 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns in 2017. He'll be a touchdown-or-bust low-end TE1 moving forward, but he could rekindle some magic with quarterback Drew Brees.
The New Orleans Saints have strong interest in free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham, and the feeling is mutual. Graham played with the Saints to open his career from 2010 to 2014, and he recorded 1,000 yards receiving in two of those years and posted a career-high 16 touchdowns with quarterback Drew Brees in 2013. While the 31-year-old is no longer his younger field-stretching self, Graham would likely be an upgrade over Coby Fleener. Graham had 57 receptions for 520 yards (career-low 9.1 yards per catch) and 10 scores in 2017, mostly becoming a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option. His fantasy value could receive a boost returning to his old stomping grounds, but probably as more of a low-end TE1.