3 Saints free agents who could be forced into retirement

As the NFL prepares for free agency, the New Orleans Saints have a few pending free agents that could be heading towards retirement.

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2. Tight end Jimmy Graham

Feel like it’s important to make clear that Jimmy Graham isn’t being forced to do anything. The 37-year old has made it clear on and off the field that he can accomplish whatever he puts his mind to. That’s why he’s seemingly moving on from the NFL for good now.

Graham didn’t play at all during the 2022 season, but he returned to the Saints in 2023. Playing in 13 games, he caught six receptions for 39 yards and four touchdowns. While his production was far from his peak years, he was obviously still a red zone threat.

After entering the league in 2010, Graham would ultimately play with New Orleans, the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears. In his 13 seasons, he caught 719 passes for 8,545 yards and 89 touchdowns. Now, he’ll go continue his off-the-field life as the most interesting man in the world.

Graham does everything from flying and jumping out of planes to sailing boats. He recently announced that he will row across the Arctic ocean. With his focus on preparing for that challenge, it’s safe to say that Graham’s NFL days are over.