Jimmy Graham expected to miss two or three games

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Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is likely out for the rest of October.

Graham is expected to miss two or three games with the shoulder injury he suffered last week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported and PFT has confirmed. The Saints are on their bye this week, but don’t expect Graham back after the bye.

The 2-3 game range would put Graham out for at least next Sunday’s game at Detroit and the October 26 home game against the Packers. After that the Saints are traveling to Carolina on a short week for a Thursday night game, and there’s a chance Graham will have to miss that game as well.

Although the 2-3 Saints have struggled this year, Graham has played well. He leads the team with 34 catches, 376 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Graham will be tough to replace, but the Saints won’t have a choice but to try to replace him.