“We are NOT trading Jimmy Graham,” Carroll told Silver. “That’s total bulls—.”
Ian Rapoport, citing sources involved in the situation, reports that the Seahawks are in the trade market for left tackle help ahead of the trade deadline and they could move TE Jimmy Graham in a deal for salary cap purposes.
According to Rapoport, the Seahawks have already had trade talks centered around Graham, given that they have around $2 million in cap space to work with and Graham counts $10 million against their cap this season.
While Graham is still considered a key part of their offense, Rapoport mentions that they would move him for a left tackle.
Graham, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Saints back in 2010. He spent five years in New Orleans before he was traded to the Seahawks in return for C Max Unger and a first-round pick.
Graham is in the final year of his four-year, $40 million contract that included $20.9 million guaranteed and will make a base salary of $7.9 million for the 2016 season.
In 2017, Graham has appeared in six games and caught 24 passes for 230 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Seahawks.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Graham trade as the news is available.