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Jimmy Graham | Tight End | #88

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 265
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (95) / NO
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GM John Schneider said he expects Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) to remain with the Seahawks in 2016.
Graham's first year in Seattle was full of peaks and valleys, but Schneider doesn't blame Graham. "I think people were a little hard on Jimmy," said Schneider. "I understand why people would say, 'Why didn't he come in here and just take the team to another level early on?' But I think the whole offensive unit we were just trying to find our way early on." Graham is less than two months removed from a torn patellar tendon and still has a long road to recovery. Rehab from a devastating knee injury is Graham's biggest 2016 obstacle. Jan 22 - 2:23 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham's (knee) rehab "sounds really good."

"He’s thrilled to be off the crutches and is getting going," Carroll said. "He’s very dedicated to the process of it and is doing some cool, innovative things. He’s doing all the stuff that you can possibly do to get well." Despite the optimism, Carroll did not have a timetable for Graham's return. The patellar tendon tear Graham suffered Week 12 is a potentially devastating injury. The Seahawks have said all the right things, but Graham's return and effectiveness in 2016 cannot be taken for granted.
Jan 19 - 10:36 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the Jimmy Graham (knee, IR) trade was a "great long-term decision."

The short-term results have not been "great," and Graham's future is clouded by the devastating patellar injury which landed him on injured reserve. Carroll calling the Graham trade a "long-term decision" does at least hint the tight end will be back with the team next season. Graham's contract carries no dead money moving forward, which means Seattle could save $9 million on the 2016 salary cap by cutting him this offseason.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Seahawks placed TE Jimmy Graham on injured reserve with a ruptured right patellar tendon, ending his season.

Giants WR Victor Cruz, Bucs RB Cadillac Williams, Eagles FS Nate Allen, Colts WR Austin Collie, Eagles RB Correll Buckhalter, Falcons OT Sam Baker, Vikings WR Greg Childs, Lions DE Jason Jones, Cowboys RB Ryan Williams, Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne, Browns CB Gary Baxter, Titans LB Gerald McRath, and Bucs OG Davin Joseph. Those are the names of recent patients of torn patellar tendons around the league. Graham faces a long road to recovery, and his effectiveness will be a major question mark for 2016. The Seahawks owe Graham an $8.9 million base salary for next season.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham (knee) should be recovered in time for the 2016 season.

As we learned with Victor Cruz, a torn patellar tendon is among the worst injuries an athlete can suffer. Graham is facing a tough recovery process that should last well into training camp. Even if he gets back in time for Week 1, Graham is unlikely to be as effective coming off the devastating injury. Graham is facing an uphill climb to be a productive player in 2016.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:03:00 PM

Jimmy Graham tore his right patellar tendon in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Steelers and is done for the season.

Luke Willson will serve as Seattle's starting tight end the rest of the way. Patellar tendon tears are arguably the worst injury a football player can suffer; it's the same injury that has debilitated Victor Cruz. We did a study on patellar tendon tears this offseason when evaluating Cruz, and very few -- if any -- NFL players have returned at the same level of effectiveness. It's going to be hard for Graham to return as a healthy, productive player in 2016. Graham turned 29 this month.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 08:25:00 PM

Jimmy Graham was carted off with what appeared to be a right knee injury in the Seahawks' Week 12 game against the Steelers.

Graham came down awkwardly while trying to catch a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson during the fourth quarter. Antwon Blake was covering him on the play. Graham left the field with an air cast on his leg and is headed for X-rays. He'll finish the day with four catches for 75 yards on eight targets. Luke Willson is in at tight end.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 07:11:00 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-3 targets for 39 yards in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

He was fourth on the team in targets and didn't make any big plays. Graham has fallen to the wayside in Seattle and settled in as a touchdown-dependent TE1 who hasn't scored since Week 3. Graham gets a plus matchup against the Steelers at home in Week 12, but Seattle isn't making an effort to use him.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Jimmy Graham was held to three catches for 41 yards on eight targets in Sunday night's Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

Graham couldn't come down with two first half red-zone targets, but drew a pass interference call in the end-zone. He wasn't a factor outside of a 30-yard catch on the opening drive of the second half. Graham hasn't scored since Week 3 and has only two touchdowns. He'll remain a mid-range TE1 for Week 11.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Jimmy Graham soaked up seven of his 10 targets for 75 yards in the Seahawks' Week 8 win over the Cowboys.

Graham has been alternating good and bad games all year. Luckily for fantasy owners, this was one of the good variety. Graham came down with a 19-yard reception on the Seahawks’ opening drive but didn’t catch another pass until the second half. After that, he carried the offense on his back with six catches for 59 yards the rest of the way. It’s become evident that Graham is Russell Wilson’s go-to target whenever the Seahawks are in catch-up mode. There’s a good chance the Seahawks will have to play from behind next time out against the Cardinals.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 2-of-5 targets for 31 yards in Seattle's Week 7 win over the 49ers.

Only four days after catching eight passes for 140 yards, Graham reverted to afterthought status on a night where the Seahawks didn't have to throw much to whip the 49ers. Graham caught a beautiful 23-yard pass down the seam, but was otherwise crickets quiet. He took a huge hit from S Eric Reid on one of his missed connections, but didn't appear any worse for the wear. Graham will be a mid-range TE1 against the Cowboys in Week 8.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 11:53:00 PM

Jimmy Graham hauled in eight of 12 targets for 140 yards in the Seahawks' Week 6 loss to the Panthers.

This was Graham’s best game in a Seahawks uniform. He nabbed three catches of at least 25 yards including a 45-yarder down the sideline early in the fourth quarter. The vast majority of his production came in the second half where Graham snagged five catches for 99 yards. Graham is now on pace for 917 yards, which is actually more than he produced last year with New Orleans. Graham will try to stay hot Thursday against the Niners.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Russell Wilson said he will "keep trying to find" Jimmy Graham.

"I think there’s some more room to obviously improve," Wilson said. "We need to find ways to get him more involved, but not force it. He’s a special player, he’s one of a kind. So we’ve got to find that." Graham is on pace for just under 90 targets this season after averaging over 137 his last four years in New Orleans. A drop in targets was expected in Seattle's less voluminous passing attack, but the real concern is Graham has seen just two red-zone targets since Week 1. The Seahawks have to find a way to get Graham more involved in the scoring areas and on third downs.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 09:24:00 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll would "love to get the ball in (Jimmy Graham's) hands more."

"We only completed 15 passes (Sunday), so we need to get more activity out of him," Carroll said. "Just like we need to get more out of the other guys too. But he’s working hard at it." Graham is averaging just 5.4 targets through his first five games as a Seahawk. He averaged 8.8 per week as a Saint from 2011-14. The impetus is on Carroll to change the game plan, not Graham to get more open.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 07:01:00 PM

Jimmy Graham secured three of five targets for 30 yards in the Seahawks' Week 5 loss to the Bengals.

Five games into his tenure in Seattle, it’s obvious Graham is a square peg in a round hole. The Seahawks just don’t seem to have any use for his skill set, which is a shame because Graham would be a monster if he were still in New Orleans or almost anywhere else. He’s still an every-week fantasy starter at a talent-starved position, but we’re not expecting the Graham of old to resurface next week against the Panthers.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 05:48:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Phillip Sims
RB1Thomas Rawls
2Christine Michael
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Christine Michael
3RB1Thomas Rawls
2Christine Michael
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Brandon Cottom
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Kevin Smith
3Douglas McNeil
4Deshon Foxx
5Tyler Slavin
WR21Tyler Lockett
2Paul Richardson
3Kasen Williams
4Antwan Goodley
WR31Paul Richardson
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
4Ronnie Shields
LT1Alvin Bailey
2Terry Poole
LG1Justin Britt
2Kristjan Sokoli
C1Patrick Lewis
2Drew Nowak
RG1Mark Glowinski
RT1Garry Gilliam
K1Steven Hauschka