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Jimmy Graham Contract

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Don't expect Graham to sign until the 15th of July... He'll miss the OTA's but will not be an official holdout as he's not under contract... And even though the Saints have his rights unless Graham were to sign a ...

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Old 04-21-2014, 12:11 PM   #311
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Re: Jimmy Graham Contract

Don't expect Graham to sign until the 15th of July...

He'll miss the OTA's but will not be an official holdout as he's not under contract...

And even though the Saints have his rights unless Graham were to sign a contract with another team...

Said team would then surrender two (2) first round picks as compensation to the Saints...

Payton, Loomis, Brees have said that this will be very similar to the negotiations process of Brees' contract...

However, I'm sure counsel for Graham as well as the Saints have advised him to say off the Twitter wire...

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:03 PM   #312
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Nineteen NFL teams start voluntary workout program - NFL.com

"'Phase One activities shall be limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. ... No footballs shall be permitted to be used (only "dead ball" activities), except that quarterbacks may elect to throw to receivers provided they are not covered by any other player. Players cannot wear helmets during Phase One.'"

Basically, Jimmy won't be playing pitch and catch in shorts with Drew as the first OTA's begin...
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:41 AM   #313
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Yesterday was the supposed deadline that Jimmy Graham could file an appeal of his designation as a Tight End for the Franchise Tag, non-exclusive option...

...nothing reported...
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:47 AM   #314
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Jimmy Graham not expected at New Orleans Saints' workouts - ESPN

The New Orleans Saints began their offseason conditioning program this week with tight end Jimmy Graham still unsigned. But it’s still too early in the year for anyone to be concerned about his absence.

Graham is not expected to participate in the Saints’ workouts since he’s not under contract. Although the Saints placed the franchise tag on Graham, he hasn’t signed the offer yet. So he’d have to sign a waiver to participate.

Saints coach Sean Payton seemed to indicate Wednesday that he doesn’t expect that to happen when asked if he anticipates Graham joining the team for any workouts.

“I think it’s pretty normal. I think everything the first week was pretty much as expected,” said Payton...
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:12 AM   #315
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Round Table: Is Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham Soft? - Canal Street Chronicles

Far from journalism, but it's surely entertaining...
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:21 AM   #316
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Jimmy tends to get intimidated by physical defenders, aqib talib and earl thomas are two examples, jimmy was a complete non factor and acted like he didnt want the ball when it was thrown to him

I think thats the difference between him and shockey, Jimmy is twice the pure athlete but shockey would never back down from a defender, he'd get the ball and look to hit someone
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:48 AM   #317
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Jimmy also had some dominant games last season against good secondaries. I'm not sure we can peg him as "soft".... Planter facia had an impact.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:55 AM   #318
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Jimmy also had some dominant games last season against good secondaries. I'm not sure we can peg him as "soft".... Planter facia had an impact.

Good Point about the injury, but if he can still dunk a basketball or risk coming down on the injury - well, just how bad was the injury?!?

He's been my favorite Saints since he arrived, but the way he disappeared at the end of the season and those brainfarts on Twitter early on in Free Agents...want to see HeMan own those secondary ******* in Seattle and all other comers this season...
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:16 PM   #319
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You think Jimmy would sign with another team after the draft preventing the Saints from enjoying an additional first round pick in this stacked 2014 draft?!?
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #320
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Originally Posted by dizzle88 View Post
Jimmy tends to get intimidated by physical defenders, aqib talib and earl thomas are two examples, jimmy was a complete non factor and acted like he didnt want the ball when it was thrown to him
For the most part I thought Jimmy Dickens was a monster. I can't hold the New England and Seattle games against him. Talib and Earl are arguably tops at their respective positions. I'll give Jimmy a pass...this time.
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