Jimmy Graham is expected to play this week

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Amid rumors that Saints tight end Jimmy Graham could miss several games with a sprained ankle, a source with knowledge of the situation has a far rosier estimate for Graham.

Per the source, Graham will miss none.

That’s what we’re hearing as the Saints prepare to emerge from their bye week with a trip to Tampa for a key NFC South showdown with the Bucs.

Graham left the Superdome in a walking boot after the team’s Week Five win over the Chargers.  Out of sight and largely out of mind during the bye week, the question now becomes whether and to what extent he’ll be able to perform on Sunday.

Per Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, interim to the interim coach Aaron Kromer declined on Monday to provide updates on any injured players.  The first word will come on Wednesday.