If the Seahawks are going to beef up their offensive line before Tuesday's trade deadline, they're not going to do it by trading Jimmy Graham. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that the Seahawks have no plans to dump Graham before the deadline and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll affirmed that report in an interview with NFL Network on Sunday. "We are not trading Jimmy Graham," Carroll told NFL Media's Mike Silver. "That's total bulls---." Ian Rapoport of NFL Media had previously reported that the Seahawks would be willing to part ways with Graham in order to free up salary cap space to potentially add an offensive lineman. Right now, the Seahawks have less than $2 million in cap space available, which is why Graham and his $10 million cap hit would potentially be expendable. NFL.com had reported that the Seahawks engaged in "trade talks centered around the tight end." The fact that the Seahawks are looking to beef up their offensive line before the trade deadline isn't a surprise. La Canfora reported on Sunday morning that Seattle is looking to add an offensive tackle and has" explored potential trades for Cordy Glenn of Buffalo and Duane Brown of the Texans." Colts tackle Anthony Castonzo has also been mentioned as a potential trade target, according to NFL.com.
Pete Carroll says Seahawks aren't trading Jimmy Graham, shoots down report
CBS Sports | Oct 29