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Report: Bears signing Jimmy Graham for two years

Jimmy Graham is joining the Chicago Bears. We break down what it means

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears have an abundance of tight ends. The Bears signed Jimmy Graham to a two-year, $16 million deal Monday, bringing giving them a league-leading 10 tight ends under contract, according to ESPN’s Mike Clay.

This move by Chicago is an interesting one, it just signed Trey Burton to a four-year, $32 million contract in 2018. He only tallied 14 receptions for 24 yards in the eight games he played last season though and was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury toward the end of the year. The Bears could be hoping Graham could complement the aerial attack better alongside Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.

Graham, a five-time Pro-Bow player, notched 38 receptions for 447 yards and three scores with the Green Bay Packers in 2019. Those numbers aren’t impressive, but now he’ll be paid like a top 10 tight end in 2020. Whether he can get back on track remains to be seen, but Chicago still has to figure out its quarterback situation as well.