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New York Giants to Target TE Jimmy Graham

 New York Giants to Target TE Jimmy Graham
33 topic by italiansteve - 01-14-2014, 08:12 PM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter


http://www.footballnation.com/conten...-graham/28157/

New York Giants to Target TE Jimmy Graham if Saints do not Franchise tag him.

Graham is an UFA and in all likelihood will get the franchise tag from the Saints, however; the Saints have roughly $5M in cap space (according to Overthecap.com) and with other key players such as: (S) Malcolm Jenkins (cap hit $4M), (ILB) Jonathan Vilma (cap hit $4M), (T) Zach Shief (cap hit) $2.5M) and (C) Brian De La Puente (cap hit $2M) there could be a slight chance the Saints decide to not give him the franchise tag and Graham becomes free to negotiate with anyone.

If that’s the case, Graham will arguably be one of the top sought after free agents this offseason.

At 6’7", Graham is obviously a big target; and despite being a TE, Graham plays 50 percent of his snaps not at the traditional TE spot on the line (next to the OT). Graham often lines up in the slot and at times as a wide out, creating mismatches for opposing defenses.

This made not be what the Giants' offense typically does, but perhaps the new OC can be more creative if the Giants did indeed pursue Graham. The price tag for Graham is under debate as his agent would claim that Graham position is more of a WR (which would demand a higher salary). A few years back, Chargers TE Antonio Gates made a similar case while negotiating a new contract, but was unsuccessful.

Nonetheless, Graham would be in the top three among TEs in salary (roughly $6-7M per year). Traditionally, the Giants don’t like to sign high priced free agents, however; this offseason is unique and Jerry Reese needs to make a statement. With Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell, who are expected to be more involved next season can handle most of the blocking a$signments in many packages; the Giants could employ a two TE system at times with Cruz and Randle as the wide outs.

This signing would not affect players such as Jason Pierre Paul and Prince Amukamara when they become free agents in 2015; as the Giants will be in good shape to re-sign those two key players and keep the nucleus intact.

According to NJ.com, the New York Giants will have plenty of work to do with their personnel in 2014 and general manager Jerry Reese will be working with a solid cap situation in order to turn the team around from their disastrous 2013 campaign.

The team will have 27 free agents to think about and they will have $101,688,010 accounted for against the salary cap next season.
QB Eli Manning $20.4 M and S Antrel Rolle $9.25M are prime candidates to restructure their deal for more wiggle room for the club.

The estimated 2014 NFL salary cap is projected to be $126.3 million and the Giants would be left with almost $20 million to spend.
Dead money from cutting OL Chris Snee: $4.5 million - Snee is almost certain to be released because of his unreasonable $11.75 million cap number.


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47 comments for "New York Giants to Target TE Jimmy Graham"


 01-14-2014, 08:14 PMaway - #2
ThaReapa420 42 heat pts42

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definitely won't happen
 01-14-2014, 08:16 PMaway - #3
drama_kiNg 57 heat pts57

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but this will never happen, aint the giants style
 01-14-2014, 08:16 PMaway - #4
Jets Fool 49 heat pts49

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Cool story bro.
 01-14-2014, 08:17 PMaway - #5
italiansteve 854 heat pts854

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Originally Posted by Jets Fool
Cool story bro.
 01-14-2014, 08:27 PMaway - #6
Bourbon Finest 3 heat pts

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Lol@ that article jimmy aint going nowhere
 01-14-2014, 08:43 PMaway - #7
tallulahmademe 5 heat pts

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Drew already talking about reworking his contract if he has to in order to keep him. Thread closed
 01-14-2014, 08:50 PMaway - #8
BHAMBOi293 36 heat pts36

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Originally Posted by tallulahmademe
Drew already talking about reworking his contract if he has to in order to keep him. Thread closed
That's what they all say....
 01-14-2014, 09:09 PMaway - #9
ThiZZ 147 heat pts147

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i highly doubt graham leaves.
 01-14-2014, 09:18 PMaway - #10
imthatinfamous 21 heat pts21

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they need to target a new QB...arguably top 3 1-2 WR combo in a league and he didnt do ####
 01-14-2014, 09:19 PMaway - #11
Contagioso 39 heat pts39

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Originally Posted by imthatinfamous
they need to target a new QB...arguably top 3 1-2 WR combo in a league and he didnt do ####
stop it.
 01-14-2014, 09:25 PMaway - #12
King Henry 353 heat pts353

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Originally Posted by imthatinfamous
they need to target a new QB...arguably top 3 1-2 WR combo in a league and he didnt do ####
 01-14-2014, 09:35 PMaway - #13
D.A.R.S. 5 heat pts

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Originally Posted by imthatinfamous
they need to target a new QB...arguably top 3 1-2 WR combo in a league and he didnt do ####
Wait....what?
 01-14-2014, 09:37 PMaway - #14
marcusaka50 32 heat pts32

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money talks
 01-14-2014, 09:39 PMaway - #15
Michael 1987 641 heat pts641

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He only looking to get paid he don't give a #### about winning a ring.
 01-14-2014, 09:57 PMaway - #16
N.O.4Life 4 heat pts

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ni##as talk more than ####es these days
 01-14-2014, 10:00 PMaway - #17
OldeEnglish22oz 5 heat pts

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Target a new QB? One that just finished 2nd in voting in MVP is not enough?
 01-14-2014, 10:02 PMaway - #18
ATLANTASTAN 57 heat pts57

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Originally Posted by N.O.4Life
ni##as talk more than ####es these days
he scared
 01-14-2014, 10:43 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by ATLDOPEBOI18
he scared
ni##a you wish he would leave




















Enjoy the bottom of the Division next year
 01-14-2014, 10:45 PMaway - #20
imthatinfamous 21 heat pts21

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Originally Posted by Contagioso
stop it.
Originally Posted by King Henry
Originally Posted by D.A.R.S.
Wait....what?
 
 


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