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Jun 10, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Ebron Right to Take Interest in Jimmy Graham’s Contract


Detroit Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron was asked his opinion on some matters regarding Jimmy Graham‘s contract situation last week. Being a good interviewee, Ebron answered with some honest thoughts regarding how modern tight ends are used and compensated today.

There wasn’t anything brash or inflamitory in what Ebron had to say but because it’s the internet, people had opinions on opinions. Here are a couple that caught my eye in particular.

There is no denying that tight ends like Graham don’t fit the traditional tight end mold. Should Ebron turn into the player the Lions hope, how the two sides approach the next contract will likely be determined by what happens between Graham and the New Orleans Saints. As such, Ebron is interested in what happens, and rightfully so.

The fact that Ebron is just a rookie and hasn’t yet played a down in the NFL is irrelevant. No one would criticize a college student taking interest in where salaries in their chosen field of study are headed. There are entire websites devoted to comparing salaries within a given field and I’m willing to be that anyone who uses one is interested in that top number. We shouldn’t expect Ebron to be any different.

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  • Herman Moore

    A lot of fans have a hard time differentiating between answering questions posed by reporters–which are usually meant to elicit some sort of interesting response–and just randomly running off at the mouth. They asked the man a question. What was he supposed to do, refuse to answer? Then these same fans would call him an arrogant diva.