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Jimmy Graham appears to take shot at Saints in message to Akiem Hicks

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When Jimmy Graham was traded away from the New Orleans Saints, the tight end star went on record to express his gratitude to the city he had called home since being drafted in 2010.

However, with NOLA teammate Akiem Hicks having been traded away to the Patriots this week, Graham appears to have let slip some resentment towards the NOLA franchise.

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The multi-time Pro Bowler appeared to take a shot at the Saints when he congratulated Hicks on escaping the 0-3 Saints in a message on social media.


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As brought to our attention by reporter Christopher Dabe, Graham's message read:

The message has since been deleted by Graham, but its tone certainly suggests that all is not well at the NFC South franchise.

And, with Graham remaining a popular figure amongst Saints fans even after his trade to the Seahawks this past offseason, his comments will concern fans of the NFC South franchise.


Of course, considering the shock nature of Graham's exit, the tight end's comments are likely motivated, to a degree, by his frustration at how his time with the Saints came to an end.

Indeed, it is interesting to note that when he was saying his goodbyes back in March, the actual Saints organization was conspicuous by its absence in his thank you message.

He wrote on Twitter:

"Thank you whodat nation & the city for all your support, love & hospitality. And to all my brothers I've played with over the years. Thank u."

Whether Hicks and Graham have been "fortunate" to get out of the Saints remains to be seen, but with the two players arriving at the two franchises who contested last season's Super Bowl, it certainly looks that way right now.

Saints fans: Do you take offense at Graham's comments, or are you more concerned? Have your say in the comments below...

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