Jimmy Graham RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jimmy Graham jogging, catching passes at Seahawks OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham saw his 2015 season come to an abrupt end when he suffered a torn patellar tendon in a game last November against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have been fairly optimistic that Graham would be..." May 27

  • Seahawks’ Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham recovering well from season-ending injuries

    Seattle Times "Injured Seahawks Thomas Rawls and Jimmy Graham have continued to do well in their recovery but it remains too early to set a specific timeline for their return, coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. The recoveries from season-ending injuries for Seahawks players Thomas Rawls and Jimmy Graham have..." April 27

  • Seahawks GM John Schneider expects Jimmy Graham, Thomas Rawls to be ready for Week 1

    NFL.com "Two huge pieces of the Seattle Seahawks' offense remain question marks for the start of the season. Tight end Jimmy Graham tore his patellar tendon on Nov. 29. Running back Thomas Rawls broke his ankle on Dec. 13. In an interview with KJR-AM in Seattle on Wednesday, general manager John..." April 14

  • Seahawks GM: No timetable for Jimmy Graham's return

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said that tight end Jimmy Graham's rehab is going well, but he didn't have a timetable for the former All-Pro's return. Speaking at the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Schneider didn't have any specific..." February 24

  • Jimmy Graham trade still comes with an incomplete grade

    Seattle Times "Unexpected at the time it was made, Seattle’s off-season acquisition of Jimmy Graham remains a trade with a grade that is incomplete. Judging just by the stats, Graham contributed more than well enough in his first season with the Seahawks, tied for the team lead in receptions (44) before he..." January 22

  • Pete Carroll: No regrets over Jimmy Graham trade

    NFL.com "Did the Seahawks get the better end of the Jimmy Graham deal? Coach Pete Carroll has no doubts, even after the playmaking tight end was lost for the year with the torn patellar tendon he suffered in Sunday's win over the Steelers. "Oh, I love him on our team," Carroll said Wednesday, per The..." December 03

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    Bob Condotta @bcondotta

    Carroll says Jimmy Graham should be recovered in time for 2016 season.

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    Liz Mathews 710 ESPN @Liz_Mathews

    Carroll said he "absolutely" expects Jimmy Graham to be back by next season. #Seahawks

  • Jimmy Graham out for season with torn patellar tendon

    NFL.com "Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham suffered a torn patellar tendon in Seattle's win over the Steelers and did not return to Seattle's thrilling 39-30 win. The injury will require surgery, coach Pete Carroll told reporters. Graham was carted off in the fourth quarter with an air cast on his right..." November 30

  • Panthers' Thomas Davis takes shot at Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers delivered an impressive comeback victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and that gave at least one of their players the confidence to chirp afterwards. Linebacker Thomas Davis had eight tackles and a sack in Carolina’s 27-23 win at Seattle and criticized Seahawks..." October 19

  • Jimmy Graham to Akiem Hicks: 'feel blessed u got out of there'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "These are the kind of messages you figure were meant to stay private. Whatever the case, former New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham let his feelings be known in a quickly deleted tweet directed toward Akiem Hicks, whom the Saints traded Wednesday to the New England Patriots." October 01

  • Jimmy Graham: 'Doing what's asked of me' by Seahawks

    ESPN "Jimmy Graham admitted Friday he's still adjusting to his new role with the Seattle Seahawks, but he downplayed the notion he's frustrated after being targeted just twice in last weekend's loss to the Green Bay Packers. "I'm doing what's asked of me," said Graham, a three-time Pro Bowl tight..." September 26

  • Jimmy Graham is 'pissed off', 'hates' his role in Seattle

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Graham's career in Seattle hasn't exactly gotten off to a hot start and apparently, the tight end isn't happy about that. According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, Graham is "pissed off" about the role he's playing in the Seahawks offense. Several players in the Seahawks locker room..." September 24

  • Jimmy Graham Questioning Why Seattle Signed Him, 'Hates' His Role

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Graham is less than please with the way he's being used in the Seattle Seahawks offense. That's no surprise considering the tight end had just one catch in Week 2. Will Graham's situation get better? What will happen if it doesn't? Find out as Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman goes..." September 22

  • Jimmy Graham doesn’t seem happy with his role in Seattle’s offense

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday night’s loss in Green Bay, and afterward he didn’t seem happy about it. Graham avoided the media after the game, and Michael Silver of NFL Media, who tried and failed to get Graham to answer some questions, writes that..." September 21

  • Jimmy Graham committed to blocking on runs to help Seahawks

    ESPN "Jimmy Graham realizes that with the Seattle Seahawks, blocking is a priority on par with making receptions. "It's very important for me to be a part of that here because that's about 75 percent of the offense here, and if you have a back like [Marshawn Lynch], you want to be in there on those..." August 04

  • Doug Baldwin Claims Jimmy Graham Will Make Marshawn Lynch More “Devastating”

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Seahawks gained a major asset over the free agency period when they traded for tight end Jimmy Graham. As a huge red-zone target for Russell Wilson, Graham will help Seattle improve a great deal in that area of the field. Hardly able to contain his excitement, wide receiver Doug..." May 14

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett denies trade report; still ‘feels the same way’ about Jimmy Graham

    Herald Net "Michael Bennett made an unscheduled appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle Thursday, making his first public comments of the offseason, and as is almost always the case with the Seahawks’ defensive end, Bennett had some interesting things to say. Two topics in particular that involve Bennett have come..." April 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Interested to learn the #Dolphins finished 2nd to the #Seahawks in the Jimmy Graham trade. MIA was aggressive in trying to upgrade at TE.

  • Jimmy Graham trade, Max Unger addition should make Saints run-oriented

    Sporting News "The New Orleans Saints traded a struggling blocker and exceptional receiver for an elite run-blocking center who won't necessarily provide great pass protection in front of Drew Brees. Shortly after the Saints gave Mark Ingram the ninth-largest running back contract in the NFL — just behind..." March 11

  • Saints working on trade that would send Jimmy Graham to Seattle

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are shopping star tight end Jimmy Graham According to a report by Jay Glazer, the Saints and Seahawks are working on a trade that would send Jimmy Graham and a fourth round pick to Seattle in exchange for Max Under and Seattle's first round pick. The Saints and..." March 10

  • Saints trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks, source says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints traded star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, a league source said. The Saints will receive 28-year-old center Max Unger and Seattle's first-round pick, while the Seahawks will receive Graham and the Saints' fourth-round pick. The Saints now..." March 10

  • Portions of Jimmy Graham, Drew Brees' contracts become fully guaranteed on Wednesday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and tight end Jimmy Graham both had portions of their contracts become guaranteed Wednesday, the third day of the 2015 waiver period. According to Joel Corry, an NFL contracts and salary cap writer for CBS Sports, Brees' $18.75 million base salary for..." February 04

  • Jimmy Graham says current plan is no shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Before the Pro Bowl, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said his participation in the annual all-star game will help determine whether he needs surgery on the shoulder he injured early in the regular season. After the Pro Bowl, Graham told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio that the current plan is to..." January 31

  • Jimmy Graham will use Pro Bowl as test to decide whether surgery is needed on injured shoulder

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham showed no signs of discomfort at Luke Air Force Base on Thursday afternoon, running around and catching passes in the first Pro Bowl practice of the week. So far, Graham has avoided surgery for a nagging shoulder injury that has bothered him since..." January 23

  • Jimmy Graham not planning to have surgery on shoulder

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said that "at this point," he doesn't plan on having shoulder surgery, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Graham hurt his shoulder Week 5 and the injury limited his snaps and production, though he didn't miss a game. " January 22

  • NFL: Jimmy Graham 'should have been flagged' on Hail Mary

    CBS Sports "The end of regulation during the Saints-49ers game featured a controversial play, when New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham was flagged for offensive pass interference on the final play of regulation. On Tuesday night NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino confirmed it was the correct call. "Yes,..." November 12

  • Saints “still optimistic” about Jimmy Graham’s availability

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints travel to Detroit for a game with the Lions this Sunday and they aren’t ready to say whether they’ll have tight end Jimmy Graham in the lineup. Last Sunday, word out of New Orleans was that Graham would miss two or three games as a result of a shoulder injury he suffered against the..." October 17

  • Jimmy Graham: Have to stop dunks

    ESPN "Jimmy Graham stopped short of saying he regrets his goalpost dunks from Friday night, which drew two penalty flags and led to a shouting match between the New Orleans Saints tight end and coach Sean Payton on the sideline. But Graham insisted Sunday that he "would never do anything to hurt the..." August 18

  • Jimmy Graham, Saints Agree to Deal

    ESPN "Tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement in principle on a new contract. Graham announced the agreement via Twitter on Tuesday morning. Terms of the deal have not been announced. The two sides came down to the wire before the Tuesday 4 p.m. ET deadline..." July 15

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    So @TheJimmyGraham breaks news ...sources say Saints & TE have agreement in principle but contract language still being worked on.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Saints and Jimmy Graham closing in on long-term deal to make him highest-paid TE in NFL history. Now optimism deal done by Tues deadline.

  • Jimmy Graham agrees to multi-year deal with Saints

    USA Today "The Jimmy Graham franchise tag saga is over. Graham announced early Tuesday on Twitter he has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, hours before a deadline for hashing out a long-term deal. "It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning!" Graham..." July 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling that stated he’ll be paid as a franchise-tagged TE not WR, source said.

  • Jimmy Graham, Saints at 'ground zero' in negotiations

    NFL.com "Now that Jimmy Graham is locked in as a tight end under the franchise tag, the question is whether he can agree to a long-term contract with the New Orleans Saints by the July 15 deadline for franchised players. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday's edition of NFL Total Access..." July 03

  • Former New Orleans Saints receiver Lance Moore on Jimmy Graham ruling: 'PAY THE MAN!!!'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Consider Lance Moore in disagreement with with the NFL arbitrator's ruling in the Jimmy Graham case. As the former New Orleans Saints receiver said on Twitter: "Just ... PAY THE MAN!!!" Moore said that if being positioned within the four-yard slot outside either offensive tackle is what..." July 03

  • Ravens' Dennis Pitta avoided grievance route that Saints' Jimmy Graham took, and lost

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta were thankful to avoid the legal standoff that just unfolded between the New Orleans Saints and star tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham lost a grievance hearing Wednesday as NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled that he's officially a tight end and only eligible..." July 03

  • Sean Payton testified at Jimmy Graham hearing

    Pro Football Talk "Things got a little awkward, to say the least, when Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently suggested that the team’s offense will be fine with or without tight end* Jimmy Graham. Things got a little more awkward at Graham’s grievance hearing. Per multiple sources, the case against Graham’s..." June 28

  • Sharpe: Graham should be first tight end to make $10 million

    NFL.com "Jimmy Graham's arbitration hearing remains one of the key storylines during this dead period before training camp. With the New Orleans Saints player arguing he should be paid at a wide receiver-level -- rather than at the tight end level, which yields $5 million less -- players in hybrid roles..." June 25

  • Report: Twitter bio used vs. Saints' Graham

    ESPN "One of the NFL's arguments for why Jimmy Graham shouldn't receive the franchise tender as a wide receiver is the fact he lists himself as a tight end on his Twitter bio, according to a report. Graham's grievance hearing began Tuesday and is expected to conclude Wednesday. At stake is whether..." June 18

  • Decision on Jimmy Graham's arbitration expected in 5 to 7 days

    NFL.com "While the New Orleans Saints toil away in organized team activities this week, the organization's star tight end is about to find out if he's actually a wide receiver. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Jimmy Graham's long-awaited system arbitration will commence Tuesday, launching a..." June 18

  • Don't blame Jimmy Graham for playing hardball with Saints

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It's amazing how fast fans turn on their heroes during contract negotiations. Many turned on Drew Brees two years ago and now even more are criticizing Jimmy Graham for his aggressive stance in contract talks with the New Orleans Saints. Once beloved, Graham is now belittled. He's been..." June 14

  • Saints' Jimmy Graham a franchise tight end, clearly not a wide receiver

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Barring a seismic shift in their positions over the next week, the New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham will conduct a $5 million debate starting June 17. The two sides will argue whether Graham should be deemed a tight end or a wide receiver under the franchise tag rules, which pay a..." June 13

  • Brees believes Saints would be fine without Jimmy Graham

    Sporting News "Drew Brees isn’t hanging his cap on Jimmy Graham. It’s not that the Saints quarterback doesn’t value and appreciate the fact that he has arguably the game’s best tight end — or is it receiver? — on his roster. It’s more about Brees being a realist: If Graham holds out in an extended contract..." June 12

  • NFL source: NFLPA's Graham beef a 'cash grab'

    ESPN "With Jimmy Graham's grievance hearing scheduled to begin one week from Tuesday, a league source indicated that the NFL Management Council will make a strong counter-argument against the NFL Player Association's claim that he should be considered a wide receiver instead of a tight end for..." June 10

  • Vernon Davis: Pay Jimmy Graham like a WR

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, who is angling for his own contract extension, said he believes that the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham deserves more than just a tight end franchise-tag salary. "I think Jimmy Graham is trying to make an informed decision as far as his contract. He..." June 05

  • On Super Bowl trip, the Saints unearthed a gem named Jimmy Graham

    The Advocate "When the Saints traveled to Miami for Super Bowl XLIV at the end of the 2009 season, they didn’t just capture their first NFL championship. They also seized the inside line on a draft prospect who blossomed into one of the best players in franchise history: Jimmy Graham, at whose campus the..." May 04

  • Saints GM: No deadline for Graham deal

    ESPN "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis shot down the notion Wednesday that the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham will aim to strike a new deal by the middle of this month. A report by Pro Football Talk last month cited a source as saying the two sides would try to reach a long-term..." April 10

  • Jimmy Graham vows to lead the league in penalties

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has passed what surely will be known as the Jimmy Graham rule. And Graham plans to break it. Repeatedly. “I guess I’ll have to lead the NFL in penalties next year!” Graham said on Twitter after the NFL passed a rule banning the goal post dunk. Graham’s tweet was accompanied by an..." March 26

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    Paul Pabst @PaulPabst

    Just in. The NFL will not allow dunking the ball over the goal post next season. It will be a penalty. Cannot use the ball as a prop.

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