November 17, 2021

TE Jimmy Graham has ‘unfinished business’ heading into 2021 season

On the first day of Bears minicamp Tuesday, Graham revealed that he did briefly contemplate retirement following the playoff loss, but he decided to continue playing after speaking to general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy.

“I certainly did [consider retiring] for a second there, for a little bit, [but] I’ve got a lot of unfinished business,” said Graham, who spent his first five NFL seasons with the Saints from 2010-14. “It was very difficult for me to go back in the dome and especially to lose. I’m a pretty fiery person. I’m a pretty enthusiastic person. And I hate losing, simple as that.

“It was a lot of frustration there because I haven’t won a ring, and that’s all I think about. So just knowing that it’s another year, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. But I talked to Ryan and I talked to Matt, and I’m on board and I’m ready to do whatever it takes to…

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