GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jimmy Graham hasn’t made the impact that the Green Bay Packers had wished when they signed the tight end to a three-year, $30 million contract at free service.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection feels exactly the exact same way.

“My amounts suck,” Graham said Friday.

Graham ranks 549 metres and second on the Packers. He eclipsed his yardage total from 20 17 and needs eight catches to match his production.

Graham has played with the past few games with a broken thumb, and he couldn’t haul what could have been a 57-yard touchdown against the Falcons last Sunday.

“You don’t want to shatter your thoughts; that’s maybe not great,” Graham said.

He added it’s not all about stats.

“That is not exactly what it’s about,” Graham said. “I only want to win matches. When I have only grab for two yards and also we triumph, I actually don’t care. But of course it’s not great when you’re not helping us and that’s exactly what I find.”

When he signed with the Packers at free service last March, Graham was asked if he can replicate his numbers from his early days using the New Orleans Saints.

“Hopefully I will do this,” he said then. “If my number is called, I’m going to be ready, I will tell you that.”

That hasn’t happened, graham was asked.

“Things are going fine. It’s only within this offense, the tight end will a lot of stuff,” he said. “I have a lot of responsibilities — just maybe not running paths and outside here grabbing the ball like a receiver. That is precisely how it’s. I am just trying to do my job and do everything I am told”

The Packers focused a good portion of these offseason on getting Graham and Aaron Rodgers to the exact same page. While Graham has been spoken about by Rodgers, the text blossomed.

“I guess, certainly, a few matches you’re more involved. … over all, I think he has been doing a good job. We’ve had a few plays we wish we’d have moved a different way. Aaron and him get to keep playing together, each week, I think you notice progress being made. Hopefully, this week is just another step we’re looking for.”

The way the Packers ordered Graham’s contract, they can move on later this year and also pick up cap space.

The bonus could be declined by the Packers and release him. They’d need to consume the remaining two-thirds of the signing bonus proration ($7.333 million) as lifeless cash on the cap in 2019 — or it might possibly be split between 2019 and 2020 if they designed him as a post-June inch cut. But they would wipe the remaining $17 million out so there are an internet cap savings of roughly $ 9 million.

Graham said he hoped this wouldn’t be his only season in Green Bay.

“I have always dominated everywhere I’ve travelled,” he said Friday. “Clearly, I have not done that here. Therefore it would be nice to find an opportunity. Comeback and maybe simply be much more comfortable here, however I’m going to give it my all no matter what’s asked of me I go, or if I live here”


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