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Jimmy Graham on Bears' signing: 'Chicago deserves a Super Bowl'

Jimmy Graham on Bears' signing: 'Chicago deserves a Super Bowl'

Jimmy Graham, the newest tight end on the Bears, is definitely motivated to soon play for Chicago.

In a teleconference Thursday with 670 The Score, Graham explained the reasoning behind signing a two-year, $16 million deal, crediting GM Ryan Pace's rebuild of the team.

Graham said the city deserves a Super Bowl — with the last one (Super Bowl XX) played in January 1986 — and believes now is the time to achive that goal.

"You have a team that's hungry to win, hungry to improve and hungry to get back to the playoffs and make a chase at a ring," Graham told The Score. "That's what was attractive to me from what I saw on the outside."

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Graham, who became a superstar tight end for the New Orleans Saints earlier in his career, has never won a Super Bowl, and believes now is the time to do it. He was drafted in July 2010 by the Saints after the team won its first Super Bowl in February for the 2009 season. He got close earlier this year with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship, but the team lost to the San Francisco 49ers. Graham was then let go by the Packers.

The 33-year-old showed signs of decline last season, catching 38 of 60 targets for 447 yards — the lowest totals of his career since his rookie year. Despite that, Graham has five Pro Bowls under his belt and has proved to be a dominant threat in the red zone over his career. 

Chicago needs another "Super Bowl Shuffle". Can you help us out, Jimmy?

Saints coach Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19, first known in NFL

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Saints coach Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19, first known in NFL

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter's Twitter.

Reports of basketball and baseball players testing positive for COVID-19 have circulated the sports news world lately, but Payton is the first person in the NFL to test positive and report it.

Payton told Schefter that he wasn't feeling well on Sunday and made the decision to take the test on Monday. He received the results on Thursday and has been home resting since, thanking people for their well wishes with the hashtag #BeatCovid. He also said he's feeling better and still has four more days left of quarantine.

Saints off the board for Bridgewater after team agrees to two-year deal with Drew Brees

Saints off the board for Bridgewater after team agrees to two-year deal with Drew Brees

A future for Teddy Bridgewater in New Orleans never looked likely, and today, the Saints made it all but official. 

Ever since Drew Brees announced his return on Instagram a few weeks ago, it's been assumed that Bridgewater won’t be returning. Another signing pointing to Bridgewater's exit is that the Saints reportedly view Taysom Hill as a future franchise quarterback, for whatever reason.

Now, the 27-year-old quarterback is on the open market and has already been linked to the Bears. The Tom Brady news throws a bit of a wrench in the Bears’ Bridgewater dreams. But now Cam Newton might be available? And it's only Tuesday…

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