New Orleans Saints All-Pro Tight End Jimmy Graham tweeted this after popular veterans both on the both offense (Darren Sproles, Lance Moore, Pierre Thomas) and defense (Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Roman Harper, Jabari Greer) were officially let go by the team. What the recently franchise tagged star tight end seemingly fails to realize is that all of this is being down by Saints management in an effort to clear cap space so that they are able to give Graham a max contract when he becomes a free agent after this season. If he wanted to get paid and stay with all his friends, maybe “The Jimmy” should have stuck with basketball.
“Oh yeah. Jimmy, can jump.”
Otherwise, he should probably keep his opinions on management to himself, especially when he’s a major reason why these cuts had to happen to begin with. “Oh yeah, Jimmy played pretty good” and deserves a max contract, but he has to understand the unfortunate consequences that come with it if he’s unwilling to settle for a smaller deal.