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Jimmy Graham Says 'I'm Still Fast' Amid Criticism of Bears' Free-Agent Signing

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Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham is a five-time Pro Bowler and one-time All-Pro who averaged 89 receptions, 1,099 yards and 12 touchdowns over a four-year period from 2011-14.

He was simply phenomenal, but he has struggled in recent years, posting an average of just 50 catches and 534 yards over the past three seasons.

However, Graham is now determined to disprove any notions that he's taken a big step backward.

"I'm still fast. ... I still have the ability to make big plays," he said in a conference call with reporters Thursday (h/t ESPN's Jeff Dickerson).