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Old 02-22-2013, 05:36 AM   #1
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Jimmy Graham Could Be Targeting As Much As $12 Annually In His Next Contract

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that a league mentioned that Saints TE Jimmy Graham could target $12 million per season in his next contract.

Another source informed Cole that Graham will be monitoring the situation regarding Jared Cook, as to whether or not he’s considered a tight end or a wide receiver upon receiving the Titan’s franchise tag. The difference between the two is close to $4 million, which means Graham’s rumored asking price of $12 million annually is much closer to being justifiable in terms of market value.

Cole adds that this distinction could allow him to surpass the contract handed out to Rob Gronkowski (eight-years, $55.23 million with $13.17 million guaranteed) last year.

Graham, 26, has put up gaudy numbers in his first-three seasons in the league. He’s totaled 215 receptions for 2,648 yards and 25 touchdowns over that span. The Saints could always use their franchise tag on him following the 2013 season, but that’s why the decision regarding Cook is such a big deal.

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Re: Jimmy Graham Could Be Targeting As Much As $12 Annually In His Next Contract

Can we deduct 2 million for every drive Graham kills with a crucial drop on 3rd down?
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Can we deduct 2 million for every drive Graham kills with a crucial drop on 3rd down?
Sounds fair.
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Re: Jimmy Graham Could Be Targeting As Much As $12 Annually In His Next Contract

Can we do the same for every interception that Brees throws?
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Can we do the same for every interception that Brees throws?
I said the exact same thing almost every sunday when brees threw picks, especially his 5 picks in atlanta
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Re: Jimmy Graham Could Be Targeting As Much As $12 Annually In His Next Contract

If he wants $12M per... I say trade him when there's still something to be gained from him, because the Saints can't afford that type of a contract.
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Can we deduct 2 million for every drive Graham kills with a crucial drop on 3rd down?
So he is going to play for a -$12mm contract? He pays us 12 a year. Should help cap lol
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So he is going to play for a -$12mm contract? He pays us 12 a year. Should help cap lol
I should phone loomis and tell him the plan! Lol
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You had me for a sec here with that here Twelve Dollar title... lol
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Can we do the same for every interception that Brees throws?
wow... you beat me to it.
But once again noone wants to assign drew blame.
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