At 32 years old and coming off a torn Achilles, the reality is that running back Earnest Graham’s NFL career is probably over.
Graham himself sounds at peace with that, according to David Dorsey of the Fort Myers News-Press
“Right now, honestly, I’m going to focus on being a free agent, but I definitely understand that it is likely that I may have already played my last game,” Graham said.
“I’m spending a lot of time with my family. If something opens up in the NFL, I’ll consider it.”
Asked about his health, Graham said: “I feel fine. I’m running around well. If training camp started today, I’d be able to do it.”
Younger players, who suffered similar injuries earlier last season (such as Panthers linebacker Jon Beason) are still rehabbing for a training camp start, so Graham’s assessment might be optimistic. And since he’s not in a camp at the moment, when teams are carrying 90-man rosters, it’s likely that Graham has accurately assessed the possibility he’s finished.