Jimmy Graham Signs With Green Bay Packers

Ross Houston
March 13, 2018

Now he'll see what he can do in Green Bay.

Graham had something of an up-and-down season for the Seahawks in 2017.

Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal, sources tell ESPN.

Garafolo noted on Tuesday that the Saints, who are also interested in bringing Graham back to New Orleans, are "reluctant" to pay him up to $10 million per year.

Graham, 31, spent the past three seasons with the Seahawks, where he was second on the team in targets and receptions last season. But it's that production the Packers are banking on with the signing.

The Legion of Boom is no more, but it's not just the defense that will have a new look next year.

The tight end position with the Packers has been one of a lack of productivity, particularly in 2017 with the combination of Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers.

But, should they even bother bringing in the tight end? Now he's got some job security past this year with the Packers. That contract quickly proved to be a mistake, but the revamped Packers' front office believes that they have a much better solution in Graham.

Graham is 6'7 and 265 pounds, which makes him virtually impossible for most defenders to effectively cover, especially in the close quarters of a red zone situation.

What does this mean for the Seahawks?

. But, based on the Packers' recent history with renting tight ends they should be skeptical.

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