Packers Announce Graham Signing

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SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 17: Tight end Jimmy Graham #88 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a reception against the Los Angeles Rams during the 2nd quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)

The Green Bay Packers have signed TE Jimmy Graham. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction Friday.

Graham (6-7, 265) has played in 121 regular season games with 89 starts during his eight NFL seasons and has registered 556 receptions for 6,800 yards (12.2 avg.) and 69 touchdowns (No. 4 in NFL history among tight ends). Over the last three seasons (2015-17) he played for the Seattle Seahawks.

Graham entered the NFL with New Orleans in 2010 as a third round pick (No. 95 overall) and played five seasons (2010-14) for the Saints. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl five times in his career (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) and was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press in 2013.

Graham is the only tight end in NFL history to have two seasons with 1,200-plus receiving yards and 10-plus receiving TDs (2011, 2013). Last season he led NFL tight ends with 10 receiving touchdowns, which marked his fourth season with 10-plus touchdown receptions to tie Antonio Gates for the second most 10-touchdown catch seasons among tight ends (Rob Gronkowski, five). Graham will wear No. 80 for the Packers.

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