The Rams were favourites for promotion but find themselves in the bottom three after a six-game winless run.
Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway expects Blackburn Rovers to struggle this season as they begin their fifth consecutive season in the Championship.
HITC Sport understands free agent striker has agreed move to Blackburn Rovers.
Blackburn manager Owen Coyle has not hidden his interest in former Sunderland striker Danny Graham from the media spotlight.
Owen Coyle is allegedly keen on the former Celtic man and wants to pair him with Danny Graham.
The Owls will be looking to improve on last season's sixth-placed finish and the following trio - freed by Newcastle United, Southampton and Sunderland - could certainly aid their cause.
The released Sunderland man had been hoping to reunite with Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead.
Ibrox side Rangers, Celtic and Blackburn Rovers have been linked with the released Sunderland striker in the summer transfer window.
Could these Celtic, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion strikers feature on Leeds United's summer shopping list?
Celtic have been linked with both Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham following their releases from Sunderland.
Leeds United may be interested to note that Sunderland have reportedly put some of their players up for sale.
Sheffield Wednesday tried to sign Dimitar Berbatov and are now interested in Sunderland’s Danny Graham, according to a report.
Danny Graham has been a failure at Premier League outfit Sunderland.