Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) reacts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Jimmy Graham spends time with soldiers in Afghanistan

It appears Jimmy Graham isn’t sweating the whole free agency process.

The New Orleans Saints tight end recently took part in a USO Tour trip to Afghanistan with fellow NFL players like Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and Miami Dolphins punter Brandon Fields, showing their support for troops stationed abroad.

Graham and his counterparts spent time not only hanging out with the soldiers but ate with them and tossed around the pigskin (of course). In addition, the guys and the troops put together a pickup basketball game and it seems to have been quite the moral booster – not only for the troops but for the players as well, especially Graham.

“This experience for me has truly been life-changing,” Graham said in a statement following the trip … “I grew up in a Military home and this just makes me more of a patriot. I have more of an appreciation for the little things we have back home each and every day.”

Awesome story all around.

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