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Packers get cap relief by releasing tight end Jimmy Graham

Updated: 5:50 p.m. on March 12, 2020 

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have released tight end Jimmy Graham after the 33-year-old veteran spent two seasons with the franchise.

The move creates about $8 million in cap space for the Packers. Graham caught 38 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns last season.

He had 55 receptions for 636 yards and two scores in 2018. The five-time Pro Bowl selection previously played with New Orleans (2010-14) and Seattle (2015-17).  

Graham has 649 catches for 7,883 yards and 74 touchdowns in 153 career games with 111 starts. 

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Published: 10:50 p.m. on March 11, 2020 

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tight end Jimmy Graham has tweeted out a reference to his "next opportunity" amid a report that the Green Bay Packers plan to release him.

ESPN has reported that the Packers will release the five-time Pro Bowl selection Thursday.

Graham tweeted that the last two years have created "a lot of memories, friendships and humbling moments that I will carry with me into the next opportunity."

The 33-year-old Graham caught 38 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns last season.

He signed with Green Bay after catching 10 touchdown passes for Seattle in 2017.

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