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Report: Seahawks willing to part with Jimmy Graham in order to add left tackle

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Jimmy Graham: will he be a Seahawk through the end of the season?
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According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Sunday morning, the Seattle Seahawks are continuing to shop around for a left tackle, including continuing to discuss the LT of the Houston Texans they are set to face this weekend, Duane Brown. Brown, who is slated to play in his first game of the season this weekend after holding out through seven weeks, will give the Hawks and Hawks fans an in-person demonstration of what they could expect should he be traded to Seattle.

Trade partners who would make sense for Graham

Potentially increasing the probability of Brown being traded are the comments made by Texans owner Bob McNair a few days ago, in which he compared NFL players to prison inmates, which set off an uproar among the Houston players who felt the comment was disrespectful to players.

As most fans know, one of the stumbling blocks to adding an experienced LT to the Seattle roster has been the extremely limited amount of cap space the team has available. With that being the issue, reports have emerged this morning that the Seahawks would be willing to part ways with TE Jimmy Graham in order to free up sufficient space for such a trade to happen.

Whether or not the team does anything at the LT spot in the days before the trade deadline on Tuesday, news that the team would be willing to trade Jimmy Graham, who is in the final year of his contract and has a cap hit of $10 million, is a development that is likely to spark significant debate among Seattle fans.