GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers will reportedly bring back tight end Jimmy Graham after the veteran had what could be considered down year with Green Bay in 2018.
The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday afternoon that Green Bay was expected to bring back Graham for a second year. Graham is due a $5 million dollar roster bonus on March 15th as the new league year gets underway.
A non-Super Bowl tidbit: When the #Packers prepare for the offseason, they do so with the belief that TE Jimmy Graham will be back for 2019, source said. He’s due a $5M roster bonus on 3/15, and the expectation now is they pay it and he returns. Another season with Aaron Rodgers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2019
Graham originally signed a three year deal worth $30 million dollars. Green Bay could have made a decision to move on from the veteran tight end after one year, but will instead keep the nine year veteran.
There were some that thought the Packers could move on from last year's big name free agent after year where Graham caught just two touchdowns. Even Graham showed disdain for his stats near the end of last season saying his "number suck," when asked about production.
Graham finished 2018 with 636 yards on 55 catches in his first year with Green Bay.
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