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Jimmy Graham | Tight End

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 265
College: Miami (FL)
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New Seahawks teammate Michael Bennett still believes Jimmy Graham is "soft."
We're sure coach Pete Carroll is thrilled. "Just because he's on my team, I don't stop feeling that way," Bennett, for some reason, said. "Obviously I'm going to be a better teammate to him because he's on my team. I can't do the things I was doing to him when we were playing him. ... We are a running team, so he is going to have to block and do all those things." Bennett is correct that Graham hasn't always played with the edge required of a well-rounded tight end, but his comments are perhaps some of the most idiotic we've seen all offseason. Part of Seattle's success under Carroll has been its all-for-one, one-for-all mentality. Bennett may want to get with the program with regards to his new teammate. Apr 9 - 4:00 PM

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins were the runner-up in the Jimmy Graham trade talks.

Per Rapsheet, the Dolphins were "aggressive in trying to upgrade at tight end." Graham was traded essentially as free agency began, so it means the Dolphins were likely prepared not to fight for Charles Clay's services. It's also further evidence of owner Stephen Ross' affinity for big names. Graham would have been a scintillating target for Ryan Tannehill, who excels at the short-to-intermediate levels of the field.
Mar 24 - 2:53 PM

Seahawks acquired TE Jimmy Graham and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Saints in exchange for C Max Unger and the No. 31 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

It's a cap-saving move for the cap-strapped Saints, and it also nets them a Pro Bowl offensive lineman as they shift toward more of a run-based offense in Drew Brees' latter years. It's still a shocker, as Graham is one of the league's most unique mismatches and was just signed to a four-year, $40 million deal last offseason. Graham's fantasy prospects will take a hit in run-based Seattle, but Russell Wilson's stock is skyrocketing.
Mar 10 - 3:44 PM

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the Saints have included Jimmy Graham while shopping their players on the trade market.

Rapsheet says the Saints have called around the league and are open to moving many of their players. That's not a surprise, but the fact that they'd consider trading Graham is. He just signed a reasonable four-year, $40 million contract last offseason and remains one of the game's most unique mismatches.
Mar 10 - 3:37 PM

Jimmy Graham confirmed he'll avoid shoulder surgery.

Graham will attempt to rehab his shoulder injury after testing it at the Pro Bowl. He would have been sidelined six months had he needed surgery. Barring setbacks, Graham should be ready for OTAs
Jan 30 - 6:21 PM

Following Sunday's Pro Bowl, Jimmy Graham said he still believes he will avoid offseason shoulder surgery.

Graham looked healthy during the Pro Bowl, catching three passes for 30 yards with two touchdowns. "It made a big difference, just having some rest," he said. We still don't know the exact specifics of Graham's injury, but we do know it really limited his catch radius and role during a disappointing 85-889-10 season. He'll get a lot more rest before next season, setting up a potential bounce-back campaign in 2015.
Jan 26 - 9:07 AM

Jimmy Graham said he's still considering offseason shoulder surgery.

Graham didn't miss any games due to his shoulder issue, but it noticeably limited his production in the second half. He reportedly plans to use the Pro Bowl to decide whether he'll need surgery. Graham had an 85/889/10 line in 2014.
Jan 24 - 7:07 PM

Jimmy Graham anticipates avoiding offseason shoulder surgery.

Graham battled a shoulder injury for the entire second half of the 2014 season, severely affecting his production. He wouldn't reveal the injury's specifics in a Thursday interview with reporters. Still only 28 years old, we suspect Graham has a few seasons left in him of top-three tight end production. He'd be a value pick in the third round of 2015 fantasy drafts.
Jan 22 - 3:52 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-9 targets for 54 yards in New Orleans' Week 17 win over the Bucs.

The day was a microcosm of Graham's massively disappointing season, as he appeared to tweak his troublesome right shoulder, and failed to fight for what could have been 1-2 more catches in traffic. Graham admitted to the broadcast crew during the week that he simply hasn't been the same since getting injured in Week 5, and both his stats and on-the-field play support that. Now 28, there's a strong chance Graham will undergo offseason surgery. He closes the book on 2014 with 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 scores. The yards are his fewest since his rookie year in 2010. It's a tough pill to swallow for fantasy owners who made Graham a first-round pick, but he'll be an exceedingly obvious bounce-back candidate in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Jimmy Graham (shoulder) will undergo an MRI next week.

Graham has been playing through his shoulder injury since Week 5, but it's been an issue for him all year. It's possible he could require an offseason procedure. Graham has averaged 41 yards per game with only one touchdown over the last month.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 6-of-10 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Falcons.

Graham started slowly, failing to corral his first four targets and committing a bad drop on third down. He came on in the second half, catching a short touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and "fumbling" at the "one-yard line" on what should have been another score. Graham does not appear to be 100 percent, but he has double-digit targets in three of his last four games. Graham will close out the season against the Bucs next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Jimmy Graham played on 65.2 percent of the snaps against the Bears in Week 15.

It's down from the 77.4 percent he played in Week 14. It was also extremely frustrating to see Graham not even on the field when No. 3 TE Josh Hill was the primary read on two goal-line plays and converted both for scores. Still, Graham has run 78 pass routes the last two weeks and put 5-87-0 on the Bears despite his shoulder issue. Season-longers have to fire him up as the No. 2 tight end play in Week 16 against the Falcons.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 87 yards in the Saints' Week 15 win over the Bears.

Graham, Kenny Stills, and Marques Colston each tied for the team lead with seven targets. After combining for 3-25 the previous two games, it was nice to see Graham get back on track and see an end-zone target. However, he couldn't corral the fade pass. To throw salt in the wound of Graham's owners, No. 3 TE Josh Hill caught two short touchdowns. Graham gets the Falcons in fantasy title week. He caught 10 passes for 82 scoreless yards against Atlanta in Week 1.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:14:00 AM

Jimmy Graham played on 55-of-71 (77.4 percent) of the snaps in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

It's way up from last week, when Graham played on just 56.1 percent of the snaps and ran a meager 19 routes. With the Saints trailing for the entire game against the Panthers, he ran a season-high 46 routes but still frustrated by coming down with just 3-of-11 targets. Graham's usage is intact, so we're still confident in him as a top-3 tight end option at Chicago on Monday night in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-11 targets for 25 yards in New Orleans' Week 14 loss to the Panthers.

He at least got targeted this time, but it was another lost afternoon for the Saints' superstar tight end. Graham committed a drop, had a catch overturned by a penalty and appeared to tweak something late in the Saints' blowout loss. It didn't appear to be anything to worry about, but was the icing on the cake of a horrendous day for the Saints. Owners should know they have to keep firing Graham up as a top-three tight end, but frustration is understandable.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:15:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2B.J. Daniels
3R.J. Archer
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
4Demitrius Bronson
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marshawn Lynch
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Ricardo Lockette
3Kevin Norwood
4Douglas McNeil
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Paul Richardson
3Chris Matthews
4Kevin Smith
WR31Paul Richardson
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
4Rashaun Allen
5Anthony McCoy
K1Steven Hauschka