New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday that the club has agreed to terms with tight end Jimmy Graham, their 2010 third-round draft choice, on a four-year contract and also with free agent quarterback Patrick Ramseyon a one-year contract.
Graham (6-6, 260) was picked by the Saints the 95th overall selection in April's draft after playing one season of football at the University of Miami. The native of Goldsboro, N.C. played in 13 games for the Hurricanes with one start and caught 17 passes for 213 yards and five touchdowns after taking up football at the conclusion of a successful college basketball career. Graham played in 120 games for Miami on the hardwood, starting 39, and scored 509 points, grabbed 502 rebounds with 104 blocked shots.
Ramsey, a 6-2, 225-pound quarterback entering his ninth NFL season, is a former first-round selection of the Washington Redskins in 2002. A native of Ruston, La. and one of the top quarterbacks in Tulane University history, Ramsey has played in 37 career games with 24 starts in stints with Washington (2002-05), the New York Jets (2006), Denver Broncos (2007-08), Tennessee Titans (2009) and Detroit Lions (2009). He has completed 511 of 913 career pass attempts for 5,930 yards with 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions for a passer rating of 74.9.
Upon the signing of the contract, Graham will be the fifth of the Saints' six 2010 draft picks to have signed.