Report: Packers will cut Jimmy Graham Thursday

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Today is Jimmy Graham‘s last day as a Green Bay Packer.

The Packers will cut Graham tomorrow, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

That move has been expected, as the Packers wanted the $8 million his release will clear on their salary cap more than they wanted Graham, who is no longer the elite tight end he once was.

The 33-year-old Graham caught just 38 passes for 447 yards last year, both of which were the lowest totals since his rookie season. He doesn’t look like he has a lot left.

Graham will become an unrestricted free agent as soon as his release becomes official and will not have to wait until free agency begins next week to sign with a new team.

20 responses to “Report: Packers will cut Jimmy Graham Thursday

  1. Seems like a nice enough guy, just has no legs left. Once run-of-the-mill linebackers could easily keep pace with him, it was all over. As big as he is, he never was great as using his body to shed defenders.

  2. I would like to see New Orleans sign him. Get him back to folks who will get the best out of him, if anything is left. Good fellow. Wish him well.

  3. They should’ve kept Jared Cook, which many of us said at the time. Although Graham was better than Bennett as a player and especially as a person, he still wasn’t worth signing and they should’ve mitigated the mistake by releasing him before last season. Hopefully Sternberger works out.

  4. Thanks for the memories (of you getting tackled incredibly easily).

    Sarcasm aside best of luck. I hoped somehow the move would work.

  5. If the Vikings got any value and production out of Rudolph, the Packers got the same value and production out of Graham. Match it up.

  6. He has been merely a redzone mismatch for a few years now. The Seahawks used him well, but realized his ceiling and had a few up and comers on rookie contracts. The Packers haven’t been able to carve out a role for him, so a release is necessary. I could definitely see him playing a few more years, but in a backup role and for a much lower salary.

  7. Yes Yes Yes – A year maybe too late from a financial perspective – I just hope that the development of others wasnt held back – but given the results of Tonyon and Bayless ( giving Sternberger a first year break) I guess keeping him was the only option as Lewis is more of a blocker – but saving the money is big

  8. It’s time, but for perspective, Rudolph’s compensation and production was very similar.

  9. stellarperformance says:
    March 12, 2020 at 8:39 am
    It’s time, but for perspective, Rudolph’s compensation and production was very similar.
    Yeah just double the touchdowns and 1/2 the cap hit last year.

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