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NFL Free Agency 2018: Jimmy Graham to sign with Green Bay

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This could be bad for Minnesota

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Another NFC North rival of the Minnesota Vikings has gotten into the act in free agency, and it’s one that could end up having some major repercussions for our favorite football team.

Numerous sources on social media are reporting that the Green Bay Packers will be signing tight end Jimmy Graham to a three-year contract when free agency opens on Wednesday.

Graham was traded from the New Orleans Saints to the Seattle Seahawks during the 2014 offseason, and while he got off to a slow start in Seattle, he came on over the past two seasons. He had nearly 1,000 receiving yards in 2016 and found the end zone ten times this past season.

The Packers generally don’t do much in free agency, or at least they didn’t in the Ted Thompson era. But, under new GM Brian Gutekunst, it appears that things are going to be done a little differently. Green Bay dipped into the free agent tight end market last year by signing Martellus Bennett, who lasted until Aaron Rodgers got hurt and then decided that he didn’t care to play for Green Bay anymore. I have a funny feeling that Graham works out better for Green Bay, which is bad news for Minnesota.

Lots of news coming out of the NFC North as we get started in free agency, and we’ll be bringing as much of it to you as we can right here.