The Saints And Seahawks Pull Off A Trade For Jimmy Graham

Just because free agency has officially started doesn’t mean the slate of surprise NFL trades has to end. Less than 30 minutes before free agency started, Jay Glazer dropped a nugget bomb on everyone that the Saints and Seahawks were finalizing a trade sending tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle.

What are the Saints doing? Well, clearing cap room, mostly. After a flurry of releases and pay cuts, the team was just under the cap at the start of Tuesday. Getting Graham’s contract off the books (he signed a four-year, $40 million deal last year) will free up quite a bit more space while giving them an additional first-round pick plus a starting lineman.