• Saints' Jimmy Graham out with leg injury

    Summary of 9 articles · Updated Oct 15, 2013
    “And a lot’s going to be talked about Jimmy Graham, and him not having a productive day. New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is getting an MRI for an injured foot, according to multiple reports. In the final year of his contract, Graham has retained the injury risk while the Saints have, as they did with Drew Brees two years ago, delayed getting a deal done for the kind of compensation Graham wants. But tight end Jimmy Graham is for all practical purposes a receiver who lines up tight to the tackle roughly 40 percent of the time. The Saints want to pay him like a top tight end. And so I applied the “no news is bad news” adage to Graham on Monday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, pointing out that teams and sources close to players often clam up when the prognosis is negative, since that gives the team some time to make a contingency plan before the leverage completely evaporates. And that's exactly how many yards he left Sunday's game with, as the Patriots shut out the tight end from the box score, the first time he's gone without a catch since Halloween of 2010.
    • Saints optimistic Graham will be available after bye

      On Monday, it was easy to find out that Saints tight end (receiver) Jimmy Graham was having an MRI on his injured foot. Then, it became impossible to find out anything about what the Saints found out about the foot. And so I applied the “no news is bad …
    • D succeeds in shutting down Graham

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Given his superhuman start to the 2013 regular season, just finding a way to contain Saints tight end Jimmy Graham would've been a job well done for the Patriots secondary. After all, in each of his five games entering Sunday's cont…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Saints don't fear copycat defenses

    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton had a great line Monday when asked if it’s a concern that other NFL teams will copy the New England Patriots’ formula for shutting down tight end Jimmy Graham during the Saints’ 30-27 loss on Sunday. “Well, if someon…
    Source: ESPN.com

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