New Orleans Saints veteran tight end Jimmy Graham made the team's final 53-man roster heading into the 2023 regular season. The five-time Pro Bowl looked washed up in his last NFL season in 2021 with the Chicago Bears, when he had a career-low 14 receptions for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 23 targets in 15 games (six starts). The 36-year-old was a long shot to make an NFL comeback with his former team, especially after he had a medical episode on Aug. 19. Against all odds, though, Graham has impressed the coaching staff in recent weeks and caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in the preseason finale last weekend. It's a cool story for Graham with the team he began his career with, but he'll have zero fantasy appeal while buried on the TE depth chart behind Juwan Johnson, Foster Moreau and Taysom Hill.
Aug 29, 2023 11:58 PM EST
New Orleans Saints veteran tight end Jimmy Graham started Sunday's preseason finale. He caught a touchdown pass from Jameis Winston, securing three receptions for 34 yards on four targets. After a year off of football, Graham eagerly awaits Tuesday to see if he will make New Orleans' initial 53-man roster. The Saints have depth in the tight end room, led by Juwan Johnson and Foster Moreau. Graham has to beat out second-year tight end Lucas Krull, who also had an impressive preseason performance, for the third tight end slot. The veteran looked like his old self catching a touchdown in a Saints uniform, and he will be fun to follow this season if he makes the roster. That being said, he should not be rostered in fantasy. If he makes the roster, he is likely a depth piece behind Johnson and Moreau.
Aug 28, 2023 10:13 AM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to return to practice soon after the veteran suffered a medical episode last Friday. Graham did not practice on Tuesday but head coach Dennis Allen told reporters that the tight end could be back at practice as soon as Wednesday. The 36-year-old's best days are well behind him but he could still emerge as a red-zone weapon for the Saints in the 2023 season.
Aug 22, 2023 9:04 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (illness) is reportedly recovering well after his medical episode on Friday, according to head coach Dennis Allen. He won't suit up for Sunday's preseason contest, but is with the team. The details of his episode are unknown, so it's unclear how long Graham is going to be sidelined. The 36-year-old did not play at all last season, but signed with the Saints this offseason. His next chance to play will be August 27 against the Houston Texans in the final preseason game.
Aug 20, 2023 8:11 PM EST
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham suffered a medical episode that lead to him being disoriented and eventually detained by authorities, according to a statement released by the team. He was transferred to a local hospital for medical attention, and Dr. John Amoss believes he suffered a seizure. He was released on Saturday morning and is back with the team. It's unclear what exactly happened, but it is a situation worth monitoring. The 36-year-old did not play in 2022 but signed with the organization in late July this offseason.
Aug 19, 2023 3:13 PM EST
Graham signed a one-year contract with New Orleans on Tuesday.
Jul 25, 2023 7:45 AM EST
Graham caught two passes for 16 yards in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 14 receptions for 167 yards and three touchdowns.
Jan 9, 2022 5:19 PM EST
Graham failed to catch his only target in the Bears' 29-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Jan 2, 2022 6:38 PM EST
Graham caught two passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 25-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
Dec 26, 2021 4:48 PM EST
Graham caught one pass for 13 yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Vikings on Monday.
Dec 20, 2021 8:42 PM EST
Graham (knee) doesn't have a designation for Monday's game against the Vikings.
Dec 18, 2021 12:21 PM EST
Graham (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice.
Dec 17, 2021 2:34 PM EST
Graham (knee) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate.
Dec 16, 2021 2:12 PM EST
Graham caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears' 45-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Dec 13, 2021 3:57 AM EST
Graham hauled in a one-yard touchdown in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Dec 5, 2021 2:46 PM EST
Graham caught two of three targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 16-14 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving.
Nov 25, 2021 2:19 PM EST
Graham caught two passes for 25 yards in the Bears' 16-13 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Nov 21, 2021 2:22 PM EST
Graham caught one pass for 28 yards in the Bears' 29-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday.
Nov 9, 2021 3:56 AM EST
The Bears activated Graham (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
Nov 1, 2021 7:47 AM EST
Graham's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Friday was the result of a positive test, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Oct 22, 2021 2:53 PM EST