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rezburna 03-10-2015 02:49 PM

Saints Trade Graham to the Seahawks
 
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The Saints have called around and are open to shopping many of their players, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Surprisingly, that list includes star tight end Jimmy Graham.

Graham’s 2015 salary became guaranteed on the third day of the waiver period, which fell on February 4th. Now, after counting for just $4MM against New Orleans’ cap in 2014, the tight end’s cap number has jumped to $11MM for the coming year. The Saints, of course, are tight against the cap this offseason and have been making some tough choices regarding their veteran players. Dealing Graham would be the most surprising move of all, however.

Less than a year ago, Graham ended an uncomfortable stalemate with the Saints by agreeing to a four-year, $40MM deal. The deal includes another $9MM in 2016 and $10MM in 2017, meaning the annual cap hits going forward are $11MM, $12MM, and $13MM, respectively.

Graham was been the league’s most consistent and productive tight end from 2011 through 2013, averaging 90 receptions, 1,169 yards, and 12 touchdowns per season during that span. Last season, he continued the trend with 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Saints Open To Trading Jimmy Graham - NFL Rumors - ProFootballRumors.com

papz 03-10-2015 02:50 PM

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@JayGlazer: The Saints and Seahawks are trying to finalize trade Jimmy Graham and a 4th rounder for Max Unger and Seattle first rounder

brees84 03-10-2015 02:50 PM

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#Saints have a deal. They’re working out the logistics of sending TE Jimmy Graham & 4th to #Seahawks for Unger & 1st (@JayGlazer noted 1st)

brees84 03-10-2015 02:52 PM

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Oh boy, maybe I'm crazy but I don't hate this move.

dizzle88 03-10-2015 02:52 PM

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Nola.com are also reporting it!

Another first round pick would be very valuable to us.

I'm pretty happy with this, our offense functions well when Brees isn't forcing passes to Graham.

billyt81 03-10-2015 02:53 PM

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YAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I didn't like cheering for this guy. This paves the way for Amari Cooper.

papz 03-10-2015 02:53 PM

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Holy @#%... I think this is happening for real.

spkb25 03-10-2015 02:54 PM

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Jimmy Graham Traded From New Orleans to the Seattle Seahawks | The Big Lead

VegasSaint9 03-10-2015 02:54 PM

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What the #%=* wow. Unbelievable.

frydaddy 03-10-2015 02:54 PM

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:-O !


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