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Jimmy Graham trade: Drew Brees admits he is shocked and devastated

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New Orleans Saints fans have been dealt a truly devastating blow after it was revealed that their star tight end Jimmy Graham has been traded away to the Seattle Seahawks.

But it is not just the Saints fans who have been hit hard, superstar quarterback Drew Brees has also been left devastated after news filtered across to him on the first official day of the 2015 NFL season.

The move has the potential to make the Saints stronger in the long-term with an extra first round pick and a talented center in Max Unger making their way to New Orleans, but Brees certainly doesn't see it that way right now.

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It's well known that Brees and Jimmy Graham are extremely close and are good friends on and off the field. So it will come as no surprise to many that when he was asked about the trade by well known sports reporter Alex Flanagan, his response was one of bemusement and devastation.

"Drew Brees reaction to Jimmy Graham trade same as many around the NFL. Brees tells me, "I'm as shocked as everyone else. I love the guy,"" Flanagan tweeted on Tuesday.

The aftermath of the trade has left Drew Brees in an uncomfortable situation to say the least, with many reports around the league from NFL insiders and experts suggesting that the former Super Bowl winning QB is now also on the trade block.

It remains to be seen whether or not the rumors about Drew Brees possibly being traded away from the Saints are true, but what do you think Saints fans?

Are you unhappy with the decision from New Orleans to trade away star tight end Jimmy Graham? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks
Jimmy Graham
Drew Brees
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