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Packers Are After Jimmy Graham

The Green Bay Packers were quick to reach out to tight end Jimmy Graham when the legal free agent tampering period opened on Monday.

They must have seen the billboard.

It appears the Packers actually have a shot of landing Graham too.

Before you get too excited, Graham played his first five seasons in New Orleans. We’ve long heard the Saints are the frontrunner for his services.

If the Packers were able to sign Graham, he’d give them a big upgrade at the position. Currently, only Lance Kendricks and Emanuel Byrd are on the roster. In 2017, Graham caught 57 passes for 520 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s twice had 1,000-yard seasons.

At 6-7, 265 Graham is a huge target and he can move. That’s something coach Mike McCarthy has been blathering on for years about.

Players can’t officially sign until Wednesday, but they can negotiate their deals now.

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Joseph Bonham

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  1. Cheese March 12, 2018

    First off, what advantage does Green Bay have over New Orleans in acquiring Graham? And even if they could, with what money?

    1. Adam March 12, 2018

      I think all these high-price FA options that have been linked to GB means that either:
      1) There’s already restructuring agreements made for any of the Cobb / Jordy / Clay trio, and everyone is keeping real quiet about it, or
      2) The org will absolutely release Jordy and/or Randall if any of these FA talks go somewhere.

      All these reports could just be wild speculation since there’s a new GM in charge, but I think he’s eager to start shaping the roster in his vision.

  2. MJ March 12, 2018

    This looks like Ted’s alleged player interviews, just to make it look as if they were active players in free agency. Then the guys leave and we don’t sign anybody. We don’t have the money for a flashy-name signing. What about middle of the road players that though not earth-shattering can be an improvement over our own?