For the Seattle Seahawks, it’s lose a blocker, gain a blockbuster.
According to multiple reports, the Seahawks have traded for All-Pro New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham, shipping center Max Unger and a first-round draft pick to the Saints for Graham and a fourth-rounder.
The news was first reported by Fox’s Jay Glazer and the NFL Network.
The 6-foot-7 Graham is among the NFL’s most dangerous receiving threats and last summer signed a four-year deal worth $40 million. He was due a $5-million bonus from the Saints within a week.
Graham, 28, caught 85 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
Before a 2013 divisional playoff game against Seattle, Graham got into a skirmish with Seahawks defenders Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin. At the time, Bennett called the Saints star soft and the most overrated player in the NFL.