5 tight ends the Cardinals could pursue before 2021 season-opener

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Jimmy Graham (Chicago Bears)

Fans of the Redbirds probably remember the Jimmy Graham that used to wreak havoc on Arizona defenses during the three years (2015-17) he spent with the Seattle Seahawks. The 34-year-old who’s now playing for the Chicago Bears is not the same guy, but the 50 receptions and eight touchdowns Graham recorded last fall are certainly respectable statistics.

What the 6-foot-7, 265-pounder accomplished a year ago is proof that he still has what it takes to be an effective red-zone threat for the “Air Raid” offense. It’s an element of the scoring attack that’s been missing since head coach Kliff Kingsbury took over in 2019.

The Bears, at the current time, have a couple of other options (Cole Kmet, Jesse James) at the tight end post. Would Chicago take a late-round draft choice for the vastly experienced Graham? The answer to that question could be just a phone call from Keim away.