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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 1 8 8.0 1 8

Top Jimmy Graham News

  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Nonfactor in starting role

    Graham notched zero targets during Sunday's 26-9 defeat versus the Buccaneers.

    Graham was the only tight end to log a snap for the Saints in Week 4, as Foster Moreau (ankle) was inactive while Juwan Johnson (calf) was ruled out shortly after kickoff Sunday. Graham wound up playing 65 percent of New Orleans' offensive snaps, though he still never saw any usage as a receiver. The 36-year-old has totaled just one target across four games so far this season, and it appears his fantasy value will be limited to the occasional red-zone target in the Saints' struggling offense.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Catches first TD of 2023

    Graham caught his only target for eight yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 18-17 defeat to the Packers.

    Graham scored a vintage red-zone touchdown with his first target of the 2023 campaign, going up for an eight-yard reception in the end zone during the first quarter. The 36-year-old fulfilled a larger role with usual TE2 Foster Moreau (ankle) inactive Week 3. However, Graham still logged three fewer targets than starting tight end Juwan Johnson, and he also saw as many targets as hybrid tight end/quarterback Taysom Hill. Graham's touchdown is likely indicative of how New Orleans would like to use him this season, though he's still unlikely to see significant or consistent playing time unless Moreau remains sidelined moving forward.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Nonfactor Week 1

    Graham recorded zero targets during Sunday's 16-15 victory against the Titans.

    Graham didn't play much of a factor during his first NFL game since the end of the 2021 campaign. Instead, starting tight end Juwan Johnson was the Saints' only tight end to receive any targets (five) from Derek Carr, as Foster Moreau also went without any targets Week 1. Graham was one of the NFL's best red-zone targets during his prime with the Saints and Seahawks from 2011 to 2017, though it's unclear how effective he'll be during his age-36 season. Still, it will be worth seeing how he's utilized if New Orleans can generate more red-zone trips Week 2 against Carolina.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Makes final 53-man roster

    Graham was not included in the Saints' final cuts ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline, NewOrleans.Football reports.

    New Orleans coach Dennis Allen reiterated Tuesday that Graham's performance over the final two weeks of the preseason went a long way toward securing him a roster spot. The 36-year-old unexpectedly signed a one-year deal with the Saints in late July after he sat out the entire 2022 season, as it seemed like his time in the NFL may have come to an end following a career-worst season with the Bears in which he caught 14 of 23 targets for 167 yards and three touchdowns. His comeback to New Orleans then seemed to be in jeopardy after he experienced a medical episode Aug. 19 just ahead of the team's preseason contest versus the Chargers. However, he returned to practice four days later and suited up for the preseason finale versus Houston, catching three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown. The five-time Pro Bowler should now slot into a reserve role alongside Foster Moreau while up-and-coming tight end Juwan Johnson likely accounts for the majority of targets at the position.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Vintage performance Sunday

    Graham (illness) had three receptions (four targets) for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason finale against Houston.

    Graham returned to action in style after missing last week's preseason tilt due to a non-football-related medical issue. The long-time Saint got the start at tight end with Taysom Hill, Juwan Johnson and Foster Moreau all sitting out the final exhibition showcase. Graham turned in a vintage performance highlighted by a short touchdown in the second quarter in which he used his 6-foot-7 frame to body the slot corner assigned to him in coverage. Perhaps the 36-year-old can survive Tuesday's roster cuts and carve out a red-zone role as he attempts to extend his career back to where it all began back in 2010.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Looks good in return to practice

    Graham (illness) returned to practice Wednesday, John Hendrix of reports.

    Graham had a medical episode Friday but has been cleared to resume practicing. The 36-year-old tight end is battling to make the team, and head coach Dennis Allen said Graham looked good in practice Wednesday. Allen added that Graham did some of the things that he did in the past; Graham was one of the league's most productive tight ends for the Saints during his prime, highlighted by a 16-touchdown season in 2013.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Expected to practice soon

    Coach Dennis Allen doesn't expect Graham, who had a medical episode Friday night, to miss a significant amount of practice time, Katherine Terrell of ESPN reports.

    Per the report, Allen indicated that the tight end could be back on the field as soon as Wednesday, but either way Graham, who the Saints believe potentially had a seizure Friday, is expected back soon. "I think the important thing is that Jimmy is OK, and we plan on having him back out here and giving him an opportunity to prove he should be part of the team," Allen noted of the 36-year-old, who signed a one-year deal with New Orleans on July 25 after spending 2022 away from the NFL.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Recovering well

    Saints coach Dennis Allen said that Graham (illness) will not suit up for Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers but that he is still in a good spot while recovering from Friday's medical episode, according to team reporter Erin Summers.

    Graham's recovery timeline is still unclear, as not all of the specifics of his medical episode Friday have been made publicly available. However, he was apparently doing well enough to travel with the team to SoFi Stadium and watch Sunday's preseason tilt from the locker room, according to Jeff Duncan of The Athletic. Graham's final opportunity to suit up this preseason will come versus the Texans on Sunday, Aug. 27.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Experiences medical episode

    Graham had what the Saints described as a medical episode Friday evening in Southern California, which resulted in the tight end being taken into custody by local authorities, Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    In a statement posted Saturday, the Saints noted that Graham was subsequently "transported to a local hospital for evaluation for what Dr. John Amoss believes to be a likely seizure and spent the night under medical supervision and testing." The statement added that Graham was released from the hospital Saturday morning and is with the team in advance of Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

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  • Saints' Jimmy Graham: Surprising reunion with Saints

    Graham signed a one-year contract with New Orleans on Tuesday.

    The 36-year-old may need to compete for a roster spot in a crowded tight end corps that features Juwan Johnson, Foster Moreau and Taysom Hill. Graham hasn't seen NFL action since the 2021 season, when he put up just a 14-167-3 receiving line in Chicago across 15 games. Graham may be nothing more than a situational end-zone target if he does make the team, but it will be fitting if he's able to finish out his career as a member of the Saints after catching 51 touchdowns in five seasons and making three Pro Bowls with the franchise in the early 2010s.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Goldsboro, NC
Age: 36
School: Miami (Fla.)
Experience: 13