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Old 02-19-2014   #5
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Default Re: Saints, Jimmy Graham, franchise tag, and position battle

Jimmy Graham and Rethinking NFL Positions
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Its actual birthday is up for debate, but itís safe to say the receiving tight end is firmly in middle age. The position hit 50 somewhere around 2011, half a century after Mike Ditka landed in Chicago and caught 56 passes. At the time, it was the single-season record for a tight end. Heíd break it the next year. And the year after that. And then one more time. His 75-catch mark in 1964 held up for 16 seasons.

Thatís the year Kellen Winslow and Don Coryell redefined what the tight end could be. Winslow caught...
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