Found January 21, 2014 on Players View:

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has not only been a vital weapon for the Saints, at times he has been the only reliable weapon that quarterback Drew Brees has been able to lean on.

As the NFL’s new league year approaches, its time for Graham to cash in on the lucrative second contract that players of merit fight for.

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