Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

It sounds like Jimmy Graham will suit up in 2020. 

On Friday, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said it’s his understanding that the tight end wants to play next season (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky). 

Graham, 33, is under contract with the Packers in 2020 at a $11.6M cap figure, the final season of his three-year deal. In theory, the Packers could save $8M by releasing the veteran, with $3.6M in dead money.

Graham, a 10-year pro, played in all 16 games in 2019 — marking his fourth straight season with perfect attendance in the regular season — plus the Packers' two-game postseason. Graham no longer features as a dominant red zone threat, but was still productive this season with 38 grabs for 447 yards and three touchdowns. 

In the Packers’ two playoff games, he caught seven passes for 108 yards, including a (controversial) game-sealing first down against his old friends in Seattle.

In 10 seasons with the Saints, Seahawks and Packers, Graham has earned five Pro Bowl trips, plus a First-Team All-Pro nod in 2013, when he tallied a league-leading 16 touchdown receptions.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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