TE Jimmy Graham, who hasn’t quite lived up to expectations this season, has reportedly been fined by the NFL for violating the NFL’s media access policy — meaning he has been avoiding the media.
#Packers TE Jimmy Graham, who had not spoken to reporters since Aug. 5, was fined $25,000 this week for violating the NFL’s media access policy. Perhaps why he granted an interview inside the locker room on Wednesday.
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Jimmy Graham was fined $25,000 for repeated violations of the NFL's media access policy. Graham talked on Wednesday after he received notice of the fine. Previously, he had spoken to reporters only once – on Aug. 5 – since the start of camp. NFL players… https://t.co/oAJWTAQHCJ
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Graham currently averages around $10 million a year so it’s not going to put much of a dent on his finances, but that’s not really the point of NFL fines anyway.
Graham was billed in the past as a pass-catcher tight end(see also: Jason Whitten) at the expense of not quite being as decent of a blocker. Unfortunately for the Packers, he has not been much of either.
It should be noted that Graham actually did play a great game — perhaps one of his best with the Packers — last week against the Oakland Raiders. He had four receptions for a total of 65 yards and a touchdown. With the return of injured WR1 Davante Adams still uncertain, the team needs him now more than ever as a target for QB Aaron Rodgers.