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Seattle Seahawks acquire Jimmy Graham, 4th round pick for Max Unger, 1st round pick

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The Seattle Seahawks are going all out in their attempt to get back to the Super Bowl. The team has made a blockbuster deal.

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Fooch's update: Might as well include this other NFC West trade

The NFC West has reached the point where it never seems to get boring. Jay Glazer is reporting the Seattle Seahawks will send center Max Unger and a first round pick to the New Orleans Saints for Jimmy Graham and a fourth round pick. The move goes final at 1 p.m. PT.

"Wow" is one of many words I would use to describe this deal. It benefits both teams to some extent. The Saints get a center to anchor their line, as well as a late first round pick. The Seahawks get a game-breaking tight end in a win-now move. Graham has dealt with some injuries, and you'll recall, did not get much respect from the Seahawks secondary a a couple years back. But man, that is a game-breaking receiver added to the mix.

The San Francisco 49ers will find themselves in an intriguing situation getting to cover Graham twice a year. Patrick Willis would have been that guy, but that is obviously no longer an option. Chris Borland and NaVorro Bowman (assuming the later heals properly) will likely get the pleasure of covering Graham. This should be interesting, to say the least.