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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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Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said one of the biggest things Jimmy Graham brings is red-zone ability.
"Less than a month of OTAs and minicamp practices this spring hinted at how much the Seahawks plan on featuring Graham near and in the end zone in 2015," noted the Tacoma News Tribune. It's an area of the field where the Seahawks and their smallish wideout corps have struggled. Graham, who had 38 red-zone catches and 28 red-zone touchdowns over the last three years in New Orleans, will remain a threat for double-digit scores in his new surroundings. Jul 14 - 8:02 AM

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Coach Pete Carroll singled out Jimmy Graham as a player who stood out during OTAs.

Graham has taken to his new surroundings well. "He’s fit in with the players," Carroll said. "There was some talk about stuff in other seasons and all, that’s become part of the fun. He’s a great addition." Graham doesn't have the same ceiling he once did thanks to Seattle's run-based attack, but he'll be Russell Wilson's top target and a good bet for double-digit touchdowns again.
Jun 29 - 10:48 AM

The Seahawks are optimistic about Jimmy Graham's ability to block for Marshawn Lynch.

Graham seems to be taking his blocking responsibilities more seriously now that he's switched from the pass-oriented Saints to the run-first Seahawks. "Listen, man," said Graham. "I'm 270 pounds. I can block anybody I want to." Despite Graham's reputation as a lazy blocker, PFF graded him a respectable 15th out of 67 qualified tight ends in run blocking last season.
Jun 10 - 9:17 AM

The Seahawks were one of the league's least efficient teams in the red zone last season, scoring touchdowns on just 51 percent of their visits.

That ranked 20th out of 32 teams. The Seahawks knew they would have to address their red zone woes after losing the Super Bowl on a failed goal line pass. Seattle's red zone offense should improve dramatically now that Graham is the focal point of the passing game. Graham won't see as many targets as he did with the pass-happy Saints, but he should be near the top of the league in TDs.
Jun 8 - 11:19 AM

Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said Jimmy Graham is committed to learning to block.

Graham has obviously been a pass-catcher throughout his NFL career in New Orleans, merely getting by when asked to block. The run-first, physical Seahawks will try to get him coached up. The bigger takeaway here is that Graham is entering a different scheme and will have a bit of a different role. The gap between Rob Gronkowski and Graham in fantasy has widened.
May 2 - 9:19 PM

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'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

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