Graham Signs With Broncos

The competition between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks for the services of former New England Patriots tight end Daniel Graham is over, and the Seahawks blinked first. Denver has signed the five-year veteran and former unrestricted free agent to a five-year, $30 million deal with $15 million in guaranteed money.

Graham had visited both Seattle and Denver, and the teams went back and forth on Tuesday. The Seahawks talked to Graham’s people on Tuesday night, according to’s Adam Caplan, but Denver’s offer was better in the end.

Selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft, Graham has caught 120 passes for 1.393 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career. Graham is a Colorado graduate, and it was thought by some that a return trip to his old stomping grounds would be a factor in his decision.

Now, the Seahawks must decide how they will fill their starting tight end slot. Their own 2002 first-round draft pick tight end, the talented but underachieving free agent Jerramy Stevens, is currently in Tampa Bay visiting with the Buccaneers.

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