|Week 17 (@ARI) - Average||4.5||50.5||1.0||0||0||0||11|
|Week 17 (@ARI) - Dave Richard||4||40||1||0||0||0||10|
|Week 17 (@ARI) - 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|
|04/24/2015||Calvin Johnson, WR DET||Jimmy Graham, TE SEA|
Donte Moncrief, WR IND
Emmanuel Sanders, WR DEN
|04/22/2015||Antonio Brown, WR PIT|
Rams , DST STL
|Jimmy Graham, TE SEA|
Matt Forte, RB CHI
|04/16/2015||LeSean McCoy, RB BUF||Jimmy Graham, TE SEA|
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Jimmy Graham past shock of trade, excited to be with Seahawks
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) Tight end Jimmy Graham admits he was shocked when he learned Tuesday he was traded from the Saints to the Seahawks, according to 950 KJR in Seattle. Graham signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Saints last offseason.
"When (Saints coach Sean Payton) told me Seattle, it definitely put a grin on my face," Graham said when he learned of what team acquired him. "I’ve had some battles clearly against their defense the last couple of years. We’ve struggled against them as a team as a whole. It’s probably the one game as a player you always look forward to because they’re always so good and it’s usually a prime-time game.
"So for me it was a moment of shock, but once that shock cleared, I realized that I was going to the best team in football."
Graham has developed into one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the NFL, having finished with at least 85 receptions in four straight seasons. Although, it seems Graham is ready for whatever the coaching staff asks since his numbers might look different in Seattle's run-oriented offense.
"I’m going to do whatever it takes to win," Graham said. "I’m not complaining at all about any of that. I just want to be part of this team and I want to be there in big moment for this team and this franchise to help us win games."
Saints send Jimmy Graham to Seahawks for Max Unger
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) The Saints have traded tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a Seattle first-round draft pick, the teams announced Tuesday. New Orleans will also part ways with their fourth-round selection. The trade is contingent on the players passing physicals.
The Saints called rival executives to shop many of their players recently, including their star tight end, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Tuesday. Graham had his $2.9 million base salary and $5 million roster bonus for the 2015 season become guaranteed last week.
Graham, 28, had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, all while fighting off a shoulder injury for most of the season. Over his first five seasons with the Saints, Graham has registered 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns. Since 2010, only Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (41) has more red zone touchdowns than Graham (40).
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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 | Senior Analyst|
|(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.
|A year ago, Jimmy Graham was signed to a lavish deal by the Saints. Now he's a member of the Seahawks after being dealt there in March. The difference-making tight end should still cause all sorts of matchup problems for Seattle's opponents, but it's no secret that the Seahawks love to run. For example, they attempted 454 passes in 2014 while the Saints attempted 659 passes. That should equate to fewer opportunities for Graham, save for the red zone, where Wilson has always had an eye on his tight ends in the past. The bottom line: Graham is still the second-best tight end you can get in Fantasy, but it could be a stretch to say he'll get 1,000 yards and more than 10 touchdowns. We'd target him between 20th and 28th overall in all drafts this summer.
(Updated 4/22/15) |