Jimmy Graham RUMORS & NEWS

  • Saints GM: No deadline for Graham deal

    ESPN.com "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

  • Jimmy Graham vows to lead the league in penalties

    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

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    Paul Pabst @PaulPabst

    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.

  • Still no Graham grievance, nearly three weeks after tag was applied

    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

  • Drew Brees to Jimmy Graham: 'Be patient'

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Saints GM on Jimmy Graham: 'I'm sure we'll get something resolved'

    CBSSports.com "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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    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.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    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.

  • Saints could lose Graham with non-exclusive tag

    CBSSports.com "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

  • 10 things to know about the Jimmy Graham franchise tag

    Pro Football Talk "Now that the Saints have applied the franchise tag to tight end Jimmy Graham, plenty of things can happen over the next four months or so. Here are 10 things to know about the situation, which could get more and more interesting as time goes by. 1. The Saints don’t designate the..." March 01

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    No great surprise, but the Saints will use their franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham before Monday’s deadline, per a league source.

  • Report: Saints, Graham still several millions dollars per year apart

    Pro Football Talk "With six days to go until the deadline for applying the franchise tag, the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham remain far apart on a long-term contract. According to Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports, the current gap stands at several million dollars. Per year. Garafolo pegs the likelihood of..." February 26

  • Most likely to be franchise tagged: Graham tops likely targets

    CBSSports.com "Patience is the word in the NFL this time of year. No one is in a rush. The franchise tag period has begun, but there is no need to slap anyone with the tag just yet. There are a host of 2011 draft picks who will end up getting their fifth-year options picked up, but, again, don't expect to see..." February 21

  • Graham grievance would take NFL into uncharted waters

    Pro Football Talk "If/when the Saints apply the franchise tag to tight end Jimmy Graham and if/when (when) Graham instantly challenges the notion that he’s a tight end, the pin will be pulled on a grenade with shrapnel that can fly in many different directions. Ultimately, the outcome could be that Graham is an..." February 19

  • Saints, Jimmy Graham on the clock as franchise tag period opens

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The clock is officially ticking for the New Orleans Saints to negotiate a long-term deal with tight end Jimmy Graham. Teams were allowed to place the franchise tag on one of their players beginning Monday. They have until the March 3 deadline to use the tag. The Saints will almost undoubtedly..." February 18

  • Jimmy Graham says he’s not sweating his contract

    Pro Football Talk "Jimmy Graham is heading into an offseason that may feature a lengthy contract negotiation and a fight with the Saints about the position he plays, but he says he’s not sweating it. Graham said today that he’s approaching the offseason the way he always does, working out and preparing for the..." February 14

  • Saints suggest signing Jimmy Graham will cost them talent

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is fully aware of the challenges of free agency this offseason. The contract status of All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham will continue to be a major hurdle in how the Saints move forward in free agency. Payton said in an interview on Fox Sports 1 on Friday that..." February 09

  • Saints Jimmy Graham Deserves Wide Receiver Salary

    Canal Street Chronicles "As we're already well aware of, the Saints are prepared to use the franchise tag on Jimmy Graham if a long-term deal isn't reached before the tag deadline. We also know there probably won't be a long-term deal in place before the tag deadline. Ergo, it's very likely the Saints are going to tag..." February 04

  • Brees wants Jimmy back

    Pro Football Talk "Two days after Saints quarterback Drew Brees called Jimmy Graham a tight end, a term that carries a certain sensitivity given the looming application of the franchise tag, Brees made it clear that, regardless of label, Brees want Graham to remain with the team. Appearing on Friday’s edition of..." February 01

  • Brees says Graham is a tight end, not a receiver

    Pro Football Talk "As the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham draw battle lines over whether tight end Jimmy Graham should be considered a tight end or a receiver for purposes of the franchise tag with $4.5 million hanging in the balance, quarterback Drew Brees has offered an opinion. And Graham probably won’t like..." January 29

  • Jimmy Graham 'not keen' on tag

    ESPN.com "Jimmy Graham does not seem thrilled about the prospect of receiving the New Orleans Saints' franchise tag. Graham addressed recent comments made by Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who acknowledged that he would prefer to reach a long-term deal with the star tight end but said New Orleans..." January 26

  • Saints will franchise tag Jimmy Graham if necessary

    NFL.com "Saints tight end Jimmy Graham earned the No. 1 spot on Around The League's top 25 free agents for 2014, but New Orleans isn't planning to let him test the market. General manager Mickey Loomis told reporters Tuesday at the Reese's Senior Bowl that the team will use their franchise tag on Graham..." January 21

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    WWL-TV Sports @wwltvsports

    #saints gm Mickey Loomis said the team will franchise tag Jimmy Graham if the ten has to. In other words, he's not going anywhere.

  • Saints could have cap issues re-signing Jimmy Graham

    SB Nation "The New Orleans Saints are paying the price for being a very good, competitive team. Literally. Years of smart drafting and deft free agent signings have made the team competitive for the better part of a decade, with a Super Bowl coming in 2009. Now, the franchise is trying to figure out how..." January 15

  • Michael Bennett calls Jimmy Graham 'soft,' 'overrated'

    SB Nation "Before Saturday's Divisional round game, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham did a little school yard jawing with some players from the Seahawks. He knocked off someone's chapeau, but it never lived up to the scrape Twitter made it out to be. However, Graham gave the kids at home a good lesson about..." January 12

  • Graham has pregame altercation with Bruce Irvin

    Pro Football Talk "More than an hour before kickoff, the fun had started in Seattle. According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got into a pregame skirmish with several members of the Seahawks on the playing surface at CenturyLink Field. Graham reportedly..." January 11

  • Graham trackers: Eagles plan for big TE

    ESPN.com "If you’re looking for signs the Eagles can handle New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, you won’t find much comfort in Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Tight end Jason Witten caught 12 passes for 135 yards in a game the Eagles hung on to win, 24-22. Graham is bigger..." January 01

  • Saints' Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham finish in top 10 overall in Pro Bowl fan voting

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and tight end Jimmy Graham ranked in the overall top 10 of the final Pro Bowl fan balloting results with the selections to be announced Friday night. Brees finished as the second-highest vote-getter in the NFL behind only Denver's Peyton Manning. Graham..." December 27

  • Sherman vs. Graham?

    ESPN.com "Two of the NFL’s elite players may duel head to head tonight. Or maybe not. It depends on whether the Seahawks decide to use their best cover cornerback, Richard Sherman, on the Saints’ most dangerous weapon, tight end Jimmy Graham. Defenses have tried that approach a few times this season, to..." December 02

  • Saints' offense thrives despite limited snaps from Jimmy Graham

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints exploded offensively last week against Dallas, putting up 49 points, breaking a franchise single-game record with 625 yards and an NFL single-game record with 40 first downs. And one of the most potent skill players in the league played a minuscule role in the..." November 16

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    Jimmy Graham moving fine in warmups, seems jacked up. Lot of toughness shown by the ex-basketball player to keep playing through pain.

  • Cromartie doesn't think Jets need him to cover Saints' Graham

    NFL.com "Antonio Cromartie doesn't think the New York Jets will need him to cover Jimmy Graham on Sunday. On Thursday, Jets coach Rex Ryan pondered in front of the media that his tall cornerback could see time against the New Orleans Saints tight end if necessary. On Friday, however, Cromartie said..." November 02

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    After talking with Jahri Evans and Jimmy Graham today, I feel like both will play Sunday despite being questionable.

  • Cromartie on Graham? Could happen

    ESPN.com "The New Orleans Saints have several talented skill-position players that keep defensive coaches and players awake at night. But the biggest nightmare is Jimmy Graham. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound tight end is among the most difficult matchups in the NFL. "He's a unique cat," Jets coach Rex..." November 01

  • Saints TE Jimmy Graham is a ‘long shot’ to play

    Fansided "According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, New Orleans Saints dynamic tight end Jimmy Graham is being considered a “long shot” to play. Graham has been dealing with a foot injury and FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer is reporting that he has a partially torn plantar fascia in his foot. Officially, Graham..." October 27

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Jimmy Graham fans, real and fantasy, don't get your hopes up for Sunday's Saints game vs Bills. Update Sunday @ESPNNFL

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints Jimmy Graham returned to practice on a limited basis Friday and is officially listed as questionable. Expect a game-day decision.

  • Benjamin Watson 'can't replace' Jimmy Graham, but may start Sunday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson spent no time dancing around the obvious when asked about the prospects of playing against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in place of injured Jimmy Graham. "We can't replace Jimmy" Watson said. "Jimmy does some things that only he can do but we will be..." October 24

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Jimmy Graham was a DNP once again on Thursday for the Saints.

  • Saints TE Jimmy Graham is a DNP Wednesday

    Buffalo News "New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham did not practice Wednesday due to a foot injury suffered in a victory over the New England Patriots 10 days ago coach Sean Payton said today on a conference call with Buffalo Bills reporters. The 6-foot-7 Graham leads all NFL tight ends in receiving..." October 23

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Had Saints played Sunday it would have been difficult for TE Jimmy Graham to play with his foot injury. Status for Sunday vs BUF uncertain.

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Saints TE Jimmy Graham is still having left foot evaluated but sense of optimism he will return after this week's bye.

  • Saints Jimmy Graham getting an MRI on his knee

    Pro Football Talk "Saints fans everywhere should be holding their breath today as the best receiver on the team gets his injured knee checked out. Sure he’s not officially a receiver. But tight end Jimmy Graham is for all practical purposes a receiver who lines up tight to the tackle roughly 40 percent of the..." October 14

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints TE Graham and DE Jordan both being attended by trainers on sideline. Looks like Jordan may try to return. Not sure about Graham.

  • Jimmy Graham a nightmare

    Boston Herald "You can’t fault the Patriots defense. It has held every offense in check kept point totals down bottled up big-name receivers and generally made life difficult for every quarterback through the first five weeks. But if you want to nitpick the defense still hasn’t completely solved its issues..." October 10

  • Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham win players of month

    NFL.com "The NFL has announced its players of the month and one honoree comes as no surprise. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the AFC's player of September after torching opponents with 16 touchdowns. Manning hasn't thrown a pick in four games and he hasn't appeared mortal either. We..." October 03

  • Pick your poison: Sproles, Graham deadly

    ESPN.com "For the first 21 minutes of Monday night’s game the Miami Dolphins did something that no other defense had been able to do against the New Orleans Saints all season. They contained tight end Jimmy Graham holding him without a single catch. The only problem? The Dolphins allowed Saints running..." October 01

  • Saints tight end Jimmy Graham focuses on football, not new contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said he isn't sure why Saints fans are adamant that the organization "Pay the Man!" when referencing his contract situation. "You know that comment is funny" Graham said jokingly. "I get paid every two weeks here. I'm not really sure what everybody is..." September 29

  • Saints, Jimmy Graham talks going nowhere

    Pro Football Talk "Through three games Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has 358 receiving yards and four touchdowns. But Graham still doesn’t have a new contract. Per multiple league sources the Saints have made an offer. Graham’s camp has not yet responded. Graham has entered the final season of his slotted..." September 23

  • Saints general manager Mickey Loomis optimistic about extending Jimmy Graham's contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was relaxed even chipper in his press conference Thursday on the eve of training camp. No surprise there since Loomis has already signed all of the team's 2013 draft picks and won't have to deal with any holdouts when camp starts Friday..." July 25

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