Less than a minute after I post this story, I see these tweets from Mark Berman:
Tight end Garrett Graham reaches deal with the Texans.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 13, 2014
Tight end Garrett Graham says he has reached an agreement on a three-year deal with the Texans.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 13, 2014
Of course. OF COURSE. I'm an idiot.
Back to Garrett Graham...this qualifies as good news for the good guys. Graham has been solid in the TE2 role behind Owen Daniels, showing marked improvement each season of his professional career since being drafted back in 2010. Last season, Graham finished with 49 receptions for 545 yards and 5 TDs.
With Owen Daniels' release two days ago and Bill O'Brien's penchant in New England for incorporating two tight ends into his offense, keeping Graham in Houston took on added importance. Although Ryan Griffin flashed real potential in limited action during his rookie campaign (especially towards the end of the season), we can rest a bit easier knowing that Graham's continued presence on the roster gives the Texans more flexibility and experience at such an important position in the offensive scheme.
While we don't know the terms of the contract [UPDATE BELOW] yet and thus have to reserve judgment to some extent, celebrate Garrett Graham's continued employment with the Houston Texans in the Comments below.
Per our @caplannfl, Graham's three-year deal is worth $11.25 million. #Texans— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 13, 2014