SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 31: Tight end Jimmy Graham #88 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against cornerback Tramon Williams #25 of the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 31, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The Arizona Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks 26-24. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
The Green Bay Packers are reportedly going to sign tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Packers intend to sign TE Jimmy Graham to a three-year deal, sources tell ESPN.
Green Bay was one of two teams vying for the pro-bowl tight end. The deal comes the same day the team released wide receiver Jordy Nelson, a fan favorite and vital part of the Superbowl XLI winning team.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Seattle free agent tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to either re-sign with the New Orleans Saints or head to the Green Bay Packers in a free agent deal.
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.
They caught just a combined 43 receptions for 689 yards and just one touchdown between them - the lowest productivity level for tight ends in the passing game since 2004.