|Week 17 (@TB) - Average||4.5||50.5||1.0||0||0||0||11|
|Week 17 (@TB) - Dave Richard||4||40||1||0||0||0||10|
|Week 17 (@TB) - Jamey Eisenberg||5||61||1||0||0||0||12|
|2014 Season - Average||87.5||1213.5||13.5||0||0||0||194|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||87||1238||13||0||0||0||194|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||88||1189||14||0||0||0||195|
|Current Player Ranking: 2|
|Red Zone Stats|
|03/04/2015||Jimmy Graham, TE NO||Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN|
|03/03/2015||A.J. Green, WR CIN|
Doug Martin, RB TB
Jimmy Graham, TE NO
Martellus Bennett, TE CHI
Reggie Bush, RB DET
|LeSean McCoy, RB PHI|
Greg Olsen, TE CAR
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
Marshawn Lynch, RB SEA
Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN
|03/01/2015||Jimmy Graham, TE NO||Coby Fleener, TE IND|
Ryan Tannehill, QB MIA
Isaiah Crowell, RB CLE
Rank Among Leaders
Saints TE Jimmy Graham's earns $5 million roster bonus
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/7/15) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had his $2.9 million base salary and $5 million roster bonus for the 2015 season become guaranteed Wednesday, CBSSports.com's Joel Corry reports.
Including his signing and workout bonuses, Graham will count $11 million against the cap next season. He caught 85 passes for 889 yards with 10 touchdowns in 2014, marking his fourth straight season with at least 85 receptions.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham to avoid surgery on shoulder
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/30/15) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he will avoid surgery on his shoulder after testing it at the Pro Bowl.
"I’ve been doing rehab and I’m going to start back on my rehab Monday and really there’s going to be no surgery," Graham told SiriusXM radio. "I’m just going to do rehab, strengthen the area. That’s what’s best — not having to take six months off and try to heal up with a surgery, but now have those six months to work on all things I need to to try and hopefully get to a place like (the Super Bowl) next year."
Graham, who had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, fought off the injury for most of the season. He was still unsure about having surgery before the Pro Bowl last week.
"It was something that really needed some rest and unfortunately it wasn’t able to get that during the season," he said. "It happened early and then you have about 10 straight weeks of trying to make it to the game. Now after having about three or four weeks and last week kind of testing it at the Pro Bowl, it feels great."
Update: Jimmy Graham says surgery 'still being debated'
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/22/15) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said he's still rehabbing his injured shoulder and has not made a final decision about whether he'll undergo surgery, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He showed no signs of discomfort at the first Pro Bowl practice, the paper said.
After the game, Graham said he'll return to Miami to train and relax.
"I'll be flying quite a bit, twirling in the air a little bit, and doing as much rehab as I can for the next four weeks," he told the paper. "This is a big week for me, just seeing where I'm at. I feel good, which is a positive, trying to stay away from getting surgery."
Surgery is "something we talked about and is something that's still being debated," Graham added. "This is kind of a trial to see where I'm at. I've had three weeks off and I've finally had some time to heal. It feels great, and I'm going to continue to do my rehab and get back to 100 percent."
Graham suffered the injury Week 5 and played through it all season.
Jimmy Graham not planning to have surgery on shoulder
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/22/15) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said that "at this point," he doesn't plan on having shoulder surgery, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Graham hurt his shoulder Week 5 and the injury limited his snaps and production, though he didn't miss a game.
Graham would not specify his exact injury. He said his shoulder did not improve all season and that surgery was considered, per the paper. Still, Graham is preparing to play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.
Saints TE Jimmy Graham on injured shoulder: It 'was a battle every game'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/27/14) Saints tight end Jimmy Graham acknowledged that playing with a bum shoulder "was a battle every game," according to the Times-Picayune. Graham told reporters Friday he may need offseason shoulder surgery, depending on the results on an MRI exam, which he'll undergo as soon as the season comes to an end.
Graham injured his shoulder Week 5 against Tampa Bay but returned two weeks later without missing any game action. He has clearly not been the same since the injury and was on a snap count his first two games back.
"I'm not going to make any excuses for it," Graham said. "I think everyone plays hurt in this league. That's just a part of the job."
Graham has the fewest receiving yards since his rookie year in 2010. He needs 165 yards in Sunday's season finale against Tampa Bay in order to surpass the 1,000-yard threshold for the second consecutive season.
|Assuming Jimmy Graham is signed and on-time for Saints training camp, he'll not only be the first tight end drafted in every league but he'll be a first-round pick in every league. His stats over the past three seasons has been nothing short of outstanding with 29 games of 10-plus-point production out of a possible 47 (61.7 pct. rate), tops among tight ends. That includes 12 of 16 games last season. He also has enough Fantasy points to have finished in the Top 10 among running backs and receivers in each of the past three seasons. Getting a playmaker at a thin position will give you an edge in your matchups from week to week, but to get such an edge you have to spend a first-round pick, potentially as high as fifth overall in a PPR league. The only catch is if Graham holds out of training camp -- if that happens then there will be concern over just how effective he'll be since we've seen many players miss training camp only to come back and get hurt or play poorly. Hopefully that doesn't happen to Graham.
(Updated 6/4/14) |