Jimmy Graham has a new team: the Green Bay Packers.
Graham, the former Saints star who considered coming back to New Orleans, is expected to sign a three-year deal with the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The former Pro Bowler spent the last three seasons playing in Seattle, and he caught 57 passes for 520 yards with 10 touchdowns last year with the Seahawks.
Graham rose to prominence in New Orleans during the first five years of his career, catching 386 passes for 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns as one of the most prolific receivers in Saints history, but he was traded to Seattle before the 2015 season for center Max Unger and a first-round pick that was used to select linebacker Stephone Anthony. Anthony was traded to Miami for a fifth-rounder last season.
In Seattle, Graham caught 170 passes for 2,048 yards and 18 touchdowns over three seasons, but he never reached the heights of his incredible career in New Orleans as he struggled to become Russell Wilson's No. 1 option.
Both sides expressed interest in a reunion during the weeks leading up to free agency, and New Orleans worked hard to sign the 31-year-old tight end, including a barrage of pitches on social media from Graham's former Saints teammates, like Cameron Jordan, Mark Ingram and Zach Strief.
But in the end, Green Bay outbid the Saints for Graham's services, and the tight end chose to play with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers instead of reuniting with Drew Brees.