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Titans to release Daniel Graham

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Daniel Graham appears to be nearing the end of the line.

Graham, a tight end who played in all 16 games for the Titans last season, starting seven, will be released by the Titans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

After signing a three-year contract with the Titans in July, Graham was used almost exclusively as a blocker last year, catching just two passes all season. A tight end who doesn’t catch passes isn’t a good fit for the Chris Palmer offense in Tennessee. Additionally, Graham will turn 34 in November and probably doesn’t have a lot left.

The Titans’ depth chart at tight end now consists of Jared Cook, Craig Stevens and fifth-round rookie Taylor Thompson.

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7 Responses to “Titans to release Daniel Graham”
  1. greggamacd123 says: Jun 12, 2012 11:33 AM

    He’s had a pretty good career. Would love to see him retire in a Pats jersey. Think he could still be a useful blocker, even if its just on Kick/Punt returns

  2. jbl429 says: Jun 12, 2012 11:53 AM

    “A tight end who doesn’t catch passes isn’t a good fit for the Chris Palmer offense in Tennessee.”

    Huh? Since when did Chris Palmer ever have tight ends catching a lot of passes? Outside of one year (Witten in 2005), he’s never been reliant on TEs catching a lot of balls. Could it just be that Graham is getting older and isn’t all that great of a TE?

  3. CKL says: Jun 12, 2012 12:34 PM

    Graham was an excellent WHAM play blocker, and blocker in general in NE. He wanted to be more a part of the passing O and the Pats didn’t want to pay a huge contract to a mainly blocking TE so they parted ways. Funny thing is that in Den and Ten, he was ALSO mainly a blocker. But at least he got paid.

  4. mark0226 says: Jun 12, 2012 5:24 PM

    The Patriots will pick him up. They need more TE’s.

  5. ytsejamer1 says: Jun 12, 2012 9:54 PM

    now there’s a TE the Pats could really use. He’s a beast still…

  6. joyjoy69 says: Jun 12, 2012 11:46 PM

    Marko226, I’m not sure they NED more TEs, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they pick him up… as long as this process has humbled him enough to accept the money they are willing to pay for locking TE.

  7. scalfor3 says: Jun 13, 2012 2:46 PM

    sounds like he might be done. good solid player. great blocker and used to be a beast on the TE screens charlie weiss ran

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