Jimmy Graham to sign with Packers despite interest from Saints

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Graham isn't quite as dynamic as he was in his prime with the Saints, but he's still trouble for opposing defenses, as evidenced by his ten touchdowns in 2017. The Seahawks decided not to retain Graham this year, so he's due to become a free agent on Wednesday at 3 p.m., which is when his deal with the Packers can become official.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the team was considering a trade before the deadline, but Pete Carroll shut down any speculation. It was the fourth time the veteran scored double-digit touchdowns and the first time since 2014.

The Packers received virtually no production from their tight ends last season.

Graham has played the last three seasons in Seattle. He caught 57 passes for 520 yards - the second and third worst totals of his career, respectively.

As Ralph Mancini pointed out in his post, Graham has been inconsistent. In the final four weeks of the year, he caught one pass or less in three of those games.

After a torn pattelar season ended his first season in Seattle, Graham bounced back in 2016, appearing in all 16 games and recording 65 receptions for 923 yards and six touchdowns. Now he'll see what he can do in Green Bay.

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.