Carroll says Jimmy Graham should be recovered in time for 2016 season.
Carroll said he "absolutely" expects Jimmy Graham to be back by next season. #Seahawks
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
So @TheJimmyGraham breaks news ...sources say Saints & TE have agreement in principle but contract language still being worked on.
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.
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
#Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling that stated he’ll be paid as a franchise-tagged TE not WR, source said.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly three weeks since the NFL’s Management Council decided that Jimmy Graham should be treated as a tight end for franchise tag purposes. To date, Graham has not filed a grievance challenging the designation. The labor deal gives him 50 days from the application of the tight end..." March 23
CBS Sports "Drew Brees knows about negotiations with the Saints under the franchise tag. They're not easy, and they're not fast but they can pay off in a big way. So when Brees speaks to tight end Jimmy Graham, he probably has good advice. Like "be patient." "I just told him be patient," Brees told..." March 22
CBS Sports "As expected, the Saints used the franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham. But unlike the Panthers and Greg Hardy -- who has already signed his franchise tender -- don't expect Graham to rush to put ink to paper for a one-year deal that will pay him $7 million as a tight end instead of the $12.3..." March 04
Reality for #Saints & franchised TE (or WR) Jimmy Graham: They won’t see him for a while. Don’t expect him to show up until it’s resolved.
If I'm the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers, I'm willing to sign TE Jimmy Graham to an offer sheet and to give up two 1's to get him.
CBS Sports "Not only have the Saints franchise tagged Jimmy Graham -- which will likely result in a fight about whether Graham should be classified as a tight end or a receiver -- but New Orleans reportedly has raised the possibility that Graham might not even play for the Saints in 2014. That's because,..." March 02