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Saints added veteran tight end Daniel Graham


Lost in a flurry of Saturday roster moves by the Saints was the announcement that the team has added veteran tight end Daniel Graham.

The 21st pick in the 2002 draft, Graham spent five seasons with the Pats, picking up a pair of Super Bowl rings.  He signed a big-money deal with the Broncos in 2007.  After four years in Denver, Graham spent 2011 with the Titans.

Cut earlier this year by Tennessee, Graham appeared in all 16 games last season, with seven starts.

Primarily a blocker, Graham caught only two passes last season.  His career high came nine years ago, with 38.

In New Orleans, Graham provides depth and blocking expertise for a unit dominated by another player who has “Graham” on the back of his jersey.

The Saints also re-signed cornerback Nick Hixson, signed guard Paul Fenaroli, and waived linebacker Nate Busser, cornerback A.J. Davis, and guard Andrew Tiller.

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2 Responses to “Saints added veteran tight end Daniel Graham”
  1. CKL says: Aug 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    He was an AWESOME wham blocker. Never saw the Pats use that much after him until Gronk. He left because he wanted more money and to be more used in the passing game, but all he ever got was the former.

  2. scalfor3 says: Aug 12, 2012 9:18 PM

    hands were too inconsistent to pan out as a receiver, but was a beastly blocker and a great guy in the locker room

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