Seattle Seahawks rumors about #Jimmy Graham are floating around again. There are several different stories, though, with one claiming that the Seahawks are shopping Graham to improve the offensive line and another stating that Graham isn’t available in any deal. These differing rumors seem to mirror fans opinions of Graham, as some Seahawks supporters love cheering him on, while others would like the team to move on.

So far this season, Graham has caught 24 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns. His numbers are down from last season when the All-Pro tight end had 65 catches for 923 yards and six touchdowns. Graham put up really nice numbers in the second half of the season, earning him a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl team again.

It’s certainly possible that he could see a bump in usage by Seahawks quarterback #Russell Wilson in the 2017 #NFL season as well.

What are the current Seahawks rumors?

Early on Sunday (Oct. 29) CBS Sports reporter John Breech stated that “Jimmy Graham might not be around much longer in Seattle.” A report by NFL analyst Michael Silver later relayed a quote from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who stated that the team was not going to trade Graham. He also had some colorful language to describe the NFL trade rumors that CBS Sports was reporting earlier in the day.

It seems that Carroll’s statements may have put all of these Seattle Seahawks trade rumors to bed, meaning tight end Jimmy Graham should still be with the team following the Tuesday (Oct. 31) trade deadline. That’s probably good news for the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson, as the offense can use any weapon possible to compete for another NFC West title.

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Having Carroll’s support should also help Graham a bit.

The updated NFL playoff standings

Coming into Week 8 of the NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks look good in the latest NFL playoff standings. At 4-2, the Seahawks currently hold the first Wild Card slot in the NFC, just ahead of the Green Bay Packers (4-3) in the overall conference standings. The Seahawks could improve their playoff seed with a win over the Houston Texans on Sunday (Oct. 29), as that would allow the team to take over first place in the NFC West from the Los Angeles Rams.

There was additional Seahawks news this weekend, as the NFL commissioner leveled a fine on linebacker K.J. Wright. Wright was fined $9,115 for a facemask penalty he received while tackling New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa last week. Giants linebacker Keenan Robinson also received a fine for a roughing the passer penalty he got for hitting Russell Wilson. Robinson was fined $18,231 for that hit.