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Like most of the football world, Jimmy Graham was shocked he was traded from the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, just a year after inking the richest contract ever for a tight end.

Speaking with reporters on a conference call Thursday the new Seahawk said when Saints coach Sean Payton called him to relay news of the trade he thought he'd end up on one of the teams with a lot of cap space -- Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars.

"But when he told me Seattle, it definitely put a grin on my face," Graham said, per the Seattle Times.

The 28-year-old has had some notable run-ins with the Seahawks -- both pre and in game -- in the past but is glad he's joining the back-to-back NFC champions.

"I've had some battles clearly against their defense the last couple of years," Graham said. "We've struggled against them as a team as a whole. It's probably the one game as a player you always look forward to because they're always so good, and it's usually a prime-time game.

"So for me it was a moment of shock, but once that shock cleared, I realized that I was going to the best team in football."

The best football team in the NFC just got better thanks to the Saints.

The Seahawks needed a game-changing red-zone threat and plucked one of the best in the NFL. Graham knows exactly what he'll bring to Russell Wilson's offense.

"You won't be able to go Cover Zero to stop the run, and I think I can help open (the running game) up," he said. "And then in the red zone, that's something I've always been good at. I'm 6-7, 260 pounds, and most of those are like a rebound for me."

Everyone in the NFC hates the Saints right now.

The ship was sinking fast in Saints last. Might as well jump off.

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Once Bellichek and Talib game planned to jam Jimmy at the line and maul him a second before the ball comes - the upper tier defenses followed suit. On the goal line he is a beast

two things I'm pissed about

we didn't get enough for him

Unger, another started and a one is fair

or Unger and 2 high draft picks

putting him on our arch nemesis team

he knows our d - he is physical and meets the particular needs for Russell Wilson who can extend plays outside the pocket

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He can be outright unstoppable with the seahawks.

You can try and jam him, but you still got skittles and wilson who can run. Thats even without any wr.

You seen graham add to a passing game. Now play him like we used Tony with the running game and he could be a first down/ touchdown machine.

Of all the teams to trade to, they trade him to the best NFC team. Even without the draft or the rest of FA.

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He can be outright unstoppable with the seahawks.

You can try and jam him, but you still got skittles and wilson who can run. Thats even without any wr.

You seen graham add to a passing game. Now play him like we used Tony with the running game and he could be a first down/ touchdown machine.

Of all the teams to trade to, they trade him to the best NFC team. Even without the draft or the rest of FA.

We should have traded him to some team in the AFC that doesn't have the 31st pick smh. I'm sure there would have been multiple suitors.
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We should have traded him to some team in the AFC that doesn't have the 31st pick smh. I'm sure there would have been multiple suitors.

No doubt there would have been. They didn't waste any time dumping him off. They dumped him as soon as they could.

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Once Bellichek and Talib game planned to jam Jimmy at the line and maul him a second before the ball comes - the upper tier defenses followed suit. On the goal line he is a beast two things I'm pissed about we didn't get enough for him Unger, another started and a one is fair or Unger and 2 high draft picks putting him on our arch nemesis team he knows our d - he is physical and meets the particular needs for Russell Wilson who can extend plays outside the pocket

Seahawks your arch nemesis? ? Lol

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I still don't understand why they traded him to the Seahawks of all teams.

That was just kinda' stupid on the Saints part... unless they know they aren't going to be competing within the next couple of years and they just wanted to **** it up for everyone else.

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I still don't understand why they traded him to the Seahawks of all teams.

That was just kinda' stupid on the Saints part... unless they know they aren't going to be competing within the next couple of years and they just wanted to **** it up for everyone else.

M Unger is a helluva Center man

thats why

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M Unger is a helluva Center man

thats why

For the 6-8 games he's healthy, yeah. Seahawks got by without Unger plenty of times... all their talent is pretty much locked up for the next few years. All this did was make them better, and they were already great.

I don't know, I guess I just don't agree with moves where you make the best team in your conference better. I could understand if it came from a team that didn't have any sort of aspirations to compete within the forseeable future... but the Saints are reaching the final years of Brees. Doesn't make sense at all to me.

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I still don't understand why they traded him to the Seahawks of all teams.

That was just kinda' stupid on the Saints part... unless they know they aren't going to be competing within the next couple of years and they just wanted to **** it up for everyone else.

Loomis and Schneider are friends

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For the 6-8 games he's healthy, yeah. Seahawks got by without Unger plenty of times... all their talent is pretty much locked up for the next few years. All this did was make them better, and they were already great.

I don't know, I guess I just don't agree with moves where you make the best team in your conference better. I could understand if it came from a team that didn't have any sort of aspirations to compete within the forseeable future... but the Saints are reaching the final years of Brees. Doesn't make sense at all to me.

I think most people would agree with that last part

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