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Saints | No update on Jimmy Graham talks

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:11:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said there is no update regarding the team's talks with franchise free-agent TE Jimmy Graham regarding a long-term contract.

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NFL | Jimmy Graham reason for dunking rule

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:14:18 -0700

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher indicated New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is the reason that dunking the football over the goal post has become illegal in the NFL. Graham has tilted the crossbar twice in his career by dunking the football.

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Saints | Owner confident Jimmy Graham deal will be done

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:44:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson expressed confidence that his team will be able to re-sign TE Jimmy Graham to a long-term extension this offseason. "He's a hell of a good player, but he's also a good person," Benson said Tuesday, March 25. "I'm confident we'll work out something. We just have a little bit of time to do it, that's all."

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Saints | Drew Brees calls Jimmy Graham a hybrid

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:58:57 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees called TE Jimmy Graham a "hybrid" when asked if he saw Graham as a tight end or a receiver. Graham could file a grievance with the league after he was franchise tagged by the team as a tight end rather than a wide receiver. "He plays a different position than anybody in the league," Brees said. "So he'll be cutting edge with whatever he gets (paid). And everybody will try to compare themselves to him five years from now."

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Saints | Jimmy Graham not expected to report

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:46:51 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is not expected to report to the team until his contract situation is resolved.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham receives TE tag

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:12:33 -0800

New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent TE Jimmy Graham was officially tagged as a tight end.

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Lions | Won't be in on Jimmy Graham

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:18:50 -0800

Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said there's no chance the Detroit Lions sign New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham to an offer sheet and surrender two first-round picks.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham gets non-exclusive franchise tag

Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:42:38 -0800

Updating a previous report, the New Orleans Saints used a non-exclusive franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham. Any team can sign Graham for two first-round draft picks or the team can match.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham confirms tag

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:50:40 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham confirmed on his Twitter account Friday, Feb. 28, that he will receive the franchise tag from the team.

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Saints | Will use franchise tag on Jimmy Graham

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:44:37 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will use their franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham before the deadline Monday, March 3.

Fantasy Tip: Graham is fully expected to file a grievance in order to be paid the franchise tag for receivers, which comes out to just over $11 million. Graham remains the league's most dominant tight end for fantasy purposes and should continue to be the first tight end off the board.

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Saints | Willing to pay Jimmy Graham more than Rob Gronkowski

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:47:14 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have made it clear that they're willing to pay impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham more than New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's $9 million per season. However, that figure isn't enough just yet.

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Saints | Still far apart with Jimmy Graham

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:34:37 -0800

The New Orleans Saints and TE Jimmy Graham remain far apart in contract talks, by as much as several million dollars per season.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham likely to file grievance if tagged as TE

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 05:49:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is likely to file a grievance if the franchise tag is placed on him as a tight end instead of wide receiver.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham not commenting on possible tag

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:05:21 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham would not comment when asked if he should be considered a wide receiver or a tight end if he receives the franchise tag this offseason. The team has not had serious contract talks with Graham at this point.

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Saints | Drew Brees shows support for Jimmy Graham

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:44:18 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees showed his support for impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham Friday, Jan. 31, by standing on radio host Dan Patrick's desk and shouting, "I want Jimmy Graham back!" Graham has led the team with 270 catches for 3,507 yards and 36 touchdowns in the last three seasons. The Saints are fully expected to re-sign Graham, even if they have to place the franchise tag on him for 2014.

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Saints | Drew Brees says Jimmy Graham is a TE

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:56:09 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he believes impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham should be considered a tight end if the team places the franchise tag on him. Graham may be asked to be categorized as a wide receiver because he lined up as a tight end only 33 percent of the time this season.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham not very interested in franchise tag

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:29:06 -0800

New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Jimmy Graham said he is not very interested in receiving the franchise tag this offseason because he does not want to play on a one-year deal.

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Saints | Still consider Jimmy Graham a TE

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:37:39 -0800

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has made it perfectly clear that the team still views TE Jimmy Graham as a tight end and not a receiver. The Saints would have to pay Graham considerably less with the franchise tag if he's deemed a tight end instead of a wide receiver. Loomis would prefer to work out a long-term contract with Graham, but the team is willing to franchise tag him if necessary. Last year, the franchise tag for a receiver was $10.5 million versus $6 million for tight ends. Graham lined up as a receiver on 67 percent of his snaps in 2013. He's expected to become the highest paid tight end in the game after hauling in 16 touchdowns in 2013.

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Saints | Franchise tag an option for Jimmy Graham

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:12:09 -0800

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said the team will use the franchise tag on TE Jimmy Graham if they have to.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham gets into scuffle

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:47:22 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham got into a minor scuffle with a few Seattle Seahawks players during pre-game warm-ups in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham named first-team All-Pro

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:49:46 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham was selected as a first-team All-Pro Friday, Jan. 3. OG Jahri Evans was also named second-team All-Pro.

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Saints | Five headed to Pro Bowl

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:37:28 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, OG Jahri Evans, TE Jimmy Graham, OG Ben Grubbs and DE Cameron Jordan were named to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham questionable

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:31:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Graham has been able to play injured the last few weeks and probably will be able to again this week. Owners should check the inactive list in case he does not play. He should be in the starting lineup if he is active.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:13:07 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Graham is fully expected to play this week against the Atlanta Falcons. He's a must-start.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:18:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was listed as a limited participant for practice Monday, Nov. 18.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham probable

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:38:50 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, but is probable for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a disappointing performance and lack of playing time in Week 10, Graham should be in all starting lineups.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:05:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:00:53 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham has snaps limited

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:16:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) played only 33 of the team's 83 offensive snaps in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, but head coach Sean Payton said it was part of the game plan to limit Graham's snaps while he's been managing the pain of a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot.

Fantasy Tip: It's disappointing that Graham wasn't on the field all that much again Sunday, but it's likely his usage will go up as his health improves. It's very tough to sit Graham.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham questionable

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:23:09 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Graham has been playing with his injury the last few weeks and there is a good chance he will be able to play this week. Graham should be started in all fantasy leagues if he is able to play.

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Cowboys | View Jimmy Graham as WR

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:10:05 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys are treating New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham as a wide receiver in their game planning.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:04:06 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham does not practice

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:25:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (elbow, foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: This is most likely precautionary, as there is nothing to suggest Graham will not be available in Week 10. If he is on the field, he needs to be in your starting lineup as he is one of the top tight ends in football.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham appears unrestricted

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 15:34:03 -0800

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited in Week 8, but that wasn't the case in Week 9 against the New York Jets. He exploded for game-highs with nine receptions, 116 yards and two scores in his team's loss. He was targeted 12 times.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners are pleased that Graham is back. When he is 100 percent healthy, or anything close to it, he is easily the top fantasy option at his position this season.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham hopes to see expanded role

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:03:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is hopeful of a more expanded role in Week 9 against the New York Jets. He said Friday, Nov. 1, that he hopes to play more than the 18 snaps he played last week. "I'm not sure really," Graham said. "Hopefully I'll be able to play more, but that's all on (head coach Sean Payton) and all of our coaches and our doctors and what they think."

Fantasy Tip: Graham is the top fantasy option at the position when healthy, but right now he should only be considered a low-end TE1 in most leagues due to his snaps count. If he proves he can play a full game, or anything close to it, he'll be back to Top 5 status in Week 10.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham questionable

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:39:28 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Fantasy Tip: Graham likely will be limited if he is able to play in the game. He should be considered a solid starter with some risk since he may be limited to mostly red zone chances, and his value could be tied to his ability to get into the end zone.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham may be covered by Antonio Cromartie

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:01:45 -0700

The New York Jets may use CB Antonio Cromartie to cover TE Jimmy Graham (foot) in the Week 9 matchup. Graham didn't have a single target in Week 6 when the New England Patriots used CB Aqib Talib to blanket Graham. "It's a thought," head coach Rex Ryan said. "I think from a size and skill-wise (standpoint), yeah I think he could handle it. But that guy is a unique cat now. Graham has the speed of a receiver (and) the size of an offensive tackle." Graham isn't 100 percent healthy while dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia, and he played only 18 snaps in the team's Week 8 game.

Fantasy Tip: It'll be extremely tough to hold Graham without a single catch again, even if he's not 100 percent. We expect Graham to play more in Week 9, assuming he's healthier than he was last week. Regardless, he'll continue to be a red zone threat. Start him everywhere.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:36:05 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham limited

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:35:46 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, there is nothing to suggest Graham will not play. If he starts, you must get him in your lineups.

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Saints | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:17:59 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Keenan Lewis (foot, knee) DT Akiem Hicks (knee) and DE Cameron Jordan (ankle) all fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. S Roman Harper (knee), TE Jimmy Graham (foot) LB David Hawthorne (ankle) WR Kenny Stills (knee) and CB Rod Sweeting (hip) all were limited in practice. S Kenny Vaccaro (head,back), WR Marques Colston (knee), G Jahri Evans (hip), DE Tyrunn Walker (knee) and S Malcolm Jenkins (knee) all did not participate in practice

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Saints | Jimmy Graham comes up big

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:34:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was a question mark all the way up until game-time in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills. He was limited, but still managed three receptions for 37 yards and a pair of scores. "It's gonna hurt. But football hurts. That's just how it is," Graham said Sunday, Oct. 27. "It's just, 'How much pain can you endure?' And you know, I'm pretty good at that."

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Saints | Jimmy Graham likely will be limited

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:00:43 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is expected to limited to some red zone opportunities and third-down plays Week 8 because of his foot injury. Graham likely will not run many deep routes during the game.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham active

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:35:36 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) will play in the team's Week 8 game.

Fantasy Tip: Graham is active for the game but could be limited because the foot injury and be used as a decoy at times. Owners that have better options should keep Graham on the bench, but Graham should be started if he is an owner's top option at the position.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham has partially torn plantar fascia

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:19:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) has a partially torn plantar fascia.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham is a "long shot" to play

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:06:13 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is a "long shot" to play in the team's Week 8 game. Graham will work out pregame, but could be a stretch to play.

Fantasy Tip: This one may go right down to kickoff. Even if Graham does play, he is likely to be limited or a decoy. Be prepared to go in another direction if he canít go.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham listed as questionable

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:15:14 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 8. He is expected to be a game-time decision.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the inactive list to come out before setting their starting lineup. Graham should be in starting lineups if he is active for the game.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham misses practice

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:21:12 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 24, and the likelihood of him playing in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills decreased. TE Benjamin Watson may start in Graham's place if he cannot play. Watson had three catches for 61 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 6 when Graham was blanketed in coverage.

Fantasy Tip: Watson could pick up some of the slack, but as Larry Holder notes, he'll likely be used to block frequently, too. Marques Colston should be primed for a big game, and Kenny Stills and Nick Toon are sleeper options that could make some big plays if Graham doesn't play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune - Larry Holder

Saints | Jimmy Graham does not practice

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:09:34 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 23. "Each day we'll just take a peek on how he's progressing and be smart about it," head coach Sean Payton said.

Fantasy Tip: There was hope that Graham would be able to return this week, so you would like to see him hit the practice field at some point. Still, there is a long way to go until game day. Check back throughout the week on his status.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham uncertain

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:08:58 -0700

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is uncertain to play in Week 8. If the team had played in Week 7, it would have been hard for him to suit up.

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Saints | Jimmy Graham may return after bye

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:02:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham (foot) is still having his foot injury evaluated but there is a sense that he will be able to return after the team's Week 7 bye.

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