Saints, Jimmy Graham, franchise tag, and position battle
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Re: Saints, Jimmy Graham, franchise tag, and position battle
Jimmy Graham and Rethinking NFL Positions
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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