Jimmy Graham taking part in Seahawks practice

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that tight end Jimmy Graham was very close to coming off the physically unable to perform list and joining the team on the practice field.

Carroll might have been holding back on just how close Graham was to making his return. Multiple reporters have passed along word that Graham is on the field in a helmet and uniform with the rest of the team at Wednesday’s practice and Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald shared a video of the tight end in action.

The Seahawks haven’t officially announced that Graham has been activated from the PUP list, but his practice appearance pretty much takes care of that.

Graham last played in Week 12 last season and his torn patellar tendon ended a year that saw him make a choppy debut in Seattle’s offense. The team’s passing game thrived without him down the stretch and finding a way to keep that going with Graham back in the picture will be one of the tasks on the Seahawks’ checklist heading into the season.

72 responses to “Jimmy Graham taking part in Seahawks practice

  1. Remember when everyone thought this was such a great trade for the Seahawks….
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    Yeah, where are all the Hawks fans taking up for the trade? **crickets, crickets**

  2. Graham learned routes and timing from a pocket passing offense. Russell has great scrambling ability but the routes turn into a free for all. Jimmy’s athletic enough to learn how to operate in an offense with a scrambling QB. Hopefully Jhari is able to hold up.

  3. Jimmy Graham…the primary reason Russell gets sacked so many times. Thanks for Unger though!

  4. Jimmy Graham…the primary reason Russell gets sacked so many times. Thanks for Unger though!
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    …and thanks for 2015 1st round pick Stephone Anthony:
    112 tackles, 1 sack, 2 FF, 1 INT and 1 TD

  5. Bad trade for seattle?

    You’re gonna base that on 11 games before a freak injury?

    Mkay.

    Cya in the playoffs, if your dirt turtle team even makes it there.

  6. 2015

    passer rating:
    Brees = 101
    Wilson = 110

    TD/INT
    Brees = 32/11
    Wilson = 34/8

    Ave/attempt
    Brees = 7.8
    Wilson = 8.3

    I think the trade worked out just fine.

  7. By any and all statistical measures for efficiency, accuracy and explosive playmaking, Russell Wilson was easily the best quarterback in football for the second half of the season last year.

    Graham being removed from the equation, just might have played a role in that. Similar to how Harvin being removed opened up Seattle’s offense the year before.

  8. Right now, Seattle is no doubt very happy to have Graham back. He has a unique skill set (tall, decent hands, route runner) that is not replicated on the rest of the roster.

    As for this childish trade talk, it really is inconsequential. We are not kindergarteners and there are no take-backs.

    I’m just glad Anthony had such a positive impact on the historic Saints defense. It definitely set some pretty awesome records last year!

  9. I think the trade worked out just fine.
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    Um, it wasn’t Wilson and Brees in the trade lol. But if you want to compare the two:

    Brees: 1st ballot HOFer

    Wilson: LOLOL

  10. sb44champs says:
    Aug 10, 2016 2:09 PM

    I think the trade worked out just fine.
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    Um, it wasn’t Wilson and Brees in the trade lol. But if you want to compare the two:

    Brees: 1st ballot HOFer

    Wilson: LOLOL

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    Look at Brees’s first five years in the league and compare them to Wilson, you may not be laughing so hard anymore!

  11. Missing Unger didn’t hurt Wilson’s stats and the ‘Hawks offense as much as the footballtalk keyboard warriors want everyone to believe.

    Yes there was an alarming number of sacks taken early in the season. But not having Unger and then losing Lynch/Graham to injury did NOT hurt the Seahawks offense. The Hawks finished 4th in yds per game and 4th in points per game.

    Yes the trade worked out fine.

  12. Saints fans seem to be pretty butt hurt (over something)…. probably wondering when the next time they’ll make the post-season is. Of course, the repeated losing to the Seahawks head-to-head hasn’t helped. Too funny.

  13. How did the saints do last year?
    Record?
    Where was their defense ranked?
    So that extra draft pick did what?

    Seattle has graham, and packaged that 4th round pick from the saints to move up for Lockett.

    Playoff team being compared to non playoff team.

  14. We got Harvin from the Vikes and won a SB…how many SBs have the Vikes won with the picks we sent?

    We got Jimmy from the Saints and went to the Divisional Round. How far did the Saints go with Unger last year?

    Yea, the trades worked out just fine.

  15. Is this the same GREAT Offensive powerhouse hawks team that beat the Vikings 10-9 during wildcard game and then followed up that juggernaut by going down 31-0 at half time against Panthers? Hawks fans have short memories.

    The loss of “Skittles” Lynch will start showing its colors this year. He carried your team from 2012-14. Please Rawls (800 yards) is simply not the same as Lynch and the loss of Unger is bigger than people think go look at the RB stats since his departure; not Lynch like.

    Lastly, if Wilson runs 100 times this year (like last year) he will have a significant injury so he is going to have to really learn how to throw from the pocket, which has never been his strength.

    I know…reality hurts.

  16. Saints fans still sore that Seahawks sent them home from playoffs in ’11 and ’14. Regardless of Jimmy, they aren’t a playoff team right now. We’ll see who is yapping after October 30th.

    Go Hawks!

  17. Brees is on pace to pass Peyton Manning’s all time yardage record. Wilson isn’t even in the same ball park.

  18. bk813 says:
    Aug 10, 2016 2:37 PM

    Lastly, if Wilson runs 100 times this year (like last year) he will have a significant injury so he is going to have to really learn how to throw from the pocket, which has never been his strength.

    I know…reality hurts.
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    Russell ran 118 times the year before. The fewest is 94 times, his rookie season. He has never once been listed on a weekly injury report.

    During his second season, just under 68% of his pass attempts were from inside the pocket, according to PFF. And his passer rating, completion percentage and TDs are all much better from inside than from outside the pocket. That’s close to what he’s been doing every season, tho’.

    And he’s made the playoffs all four seasons, with two Super Bowl appearances.

    I know…reality hurts so good.

  19. “The loss of “Skittles” Lynch will start showing its colors this year. He carried your team from 2012-14. Please Rawls (800 yards) is simply not the same as Lynch and the loss of Unger is bigger than people think go look at the RB stats since his departure; not Lynch like.”

    Um.. Didn’t Rawls lead the league in yards/carry at 5.6 for anyone over 50 carries??? yes, without Unger and better than Lynch behind the same line. Nobody is BEASTMODE. Nobody will replace him and run the way he ran. But if anyone can come close… I think Rawls is the guy.

  20. He cannot and will not block to save his life or his QB and has become mediocre. Save your money Graham, you’ll need it more than ever soon.

  21. polksaladandy says:
    Aug 10, 2016 2:51 PM
    Congrats to the Hawks on their divisional round success. Forever to be known as the “dynasty” that Malcolm Butler destroyed.

    Ya? Eli Manning destroyed pats perfect season. Then crushed their hopes again in 2011. Stop trolling. You can laugh at us,but every fan base is laughing at Brady losing deflate gate to judge Judy.

  22. Hey, I’m just glad the Hawks somehow convinced Graham to stop flapping his gums all the time.

  23. The Saints won’t have Fleener taking on DEs blocking and Graham is not built for it either. A chip block, sure. Play to his strength which is lining up as a slot or WR. Graham is not soft. He’s massive and takes big hits when he catches the ball. Something’s going to give eventually. I don’t think many people would say Mike Alstott was soft. He didn’t block well either.

    And there is no reason to compare Brees and Russell. They are both top tier QBs and earned it. Russell has done very well since he came into the league. He will need to scramble less as he ages…that’s a fact of life. There’s a long history (Cunningham, Vick, etc.) of great running QBs that got hurt running the ball.

  24. Be afraid, NFL. Be very afraid.

    Graham for Unger and a 1st rounder was a steal for Seattle. The Seahawks now have Wilson, Rawls, Baldwin, Lockett & Graham healthy on the #5 offense in the NFL in 2015. Wilson was the leagues best QB last year and is just coming into his prime.

    The Saints got Unger and Anthony, the Seahawks got Graham and Tyler Lockett. We won.

    And Brees is like 37 years old.

  25. polksaladandy says:

    Congrats to the Hawks on their divisional round success. Forever to be known as the “dynasty” that Malcolm Butler destroyed.
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    On the other hand, our QB isn’t suspended 4 games for cheating this year.

  26. I seem to remember a 28-24 final. Clearly Russell channeled his inner Donovan and puked on his shoes. Don’t think you’ll be lucky enough to face Peyton again if you ever make the big game again. Well, you’ll always have the Supersonics.

  27. polksaladandy says:
    Aug 10, 2016 6:45 PM

    Don’t think you’ll be lucky enough to face Peyton again if you ever make the big game again.
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    Are you speaking of the Peyton who broke multiple records on his way to that Super Bowl? 55 passing TDs, 5,477 yards, three games with 50+ points, most games in a season with four passing TDs, on and on and on?

    Yeah, the Seahawks could only be so lucky to have to face a team like that again in the Super Bowl.

  28. Through the first four seasons, Russell Wilson is the best QB in NFL history.

    Look up the numbers and the success.

    Profootball Outsiders listed him as the most accurate QB of ANY in 2015.

    It’s good to be on top.

  29. Birdgang says:

    The Cardinals easily won the division in 2015, and will do it again in 2016.
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    The Cardinals will finish 3 games back of the Seahawks. The Seahawks have the better QB, defense, special teams, running game and coaching.

  30. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks last year and they made strong moves on the roster this year. Looks like Seattle will be second best again this year…😆

  31. wartface says:
    Aug 10, 2016 8:50 PM
    The Cardinals beat the Seahawks last year and they made strong moves on the roster this year. Looks like Seattle will be second best again this year…😆

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    Um, remember the Seattle win last year..like 80 to nothing at the half…….ya, I didn’t think a Big Red wants to remember that one.

  32. Seattle has a better QB and TE, but Arizona is miles ahead in the rest of the offensive roster. On defense, Arizona has the better line and better safeties (ours can play man to man, yours can’t). Arizona stomps Seattle this year, easy.

  33. wartface says:
    Aug 10, 2016 8:50 PM
    The Cardinals beat the Seahawks last year and they made strong moves on the roster this year. Looks like Seattle will be second best again this year…
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    Coincidentally, I’m watching Episode 6 of All Or Nothing at this very moment! You remember, the episode that included the Week 17 home game against the Seahawks: all Cards starters except Palmer are still in the game in the second half, and the cameras catch Peterson yelling at BA, “That’s their (bleep)ing second string kicking our (bleep)! That ain’t their first string!”

    Really good show. I like it a lot.

  34. The Cards lost worse to the Panthers than the Seahawks did. Last year was their best chance to get to the big game and they blew it. But at least their trolls can find the strength to horn in on a discussion between Saints, Seahawks and Vikes fans…they’re like that tag-along who pipes up every now and then.

  35. The Saints got Unger and Anthony, the Seahawks got Graham and Tyler Lockett. We won.
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    Yeah, y’all won LOL. Saints got basically 2 probowl caliber players in Unger and Anthony and the hawks got a washed up TE that may never come back the same and a small, overrated WR

  36. Max Unger is a Pro Bowler because he went there twice as a Seahawk. He did not make the Pro Bowl as a Saint.

    Who is Anthony? The Prince Spahgetti kid?

    Lockett was a breakout as a rookie returner (made the Pro Bowl in fact); he’ll be even better this year.

    The TE is off PUP and ready for action.

    Yeah, we won that trade.

  37. Saints gotta like who they ended up with – Unger is solid-Hawks are IMO overpaying for what they have got outta Graham to date- but hopefully he contributes for us soon.
    Panthers are loaded so Saints will have their hands full trying to catch them in the South and Cardinals are loaded too so the Hawks have tall task ahead if they want a to win the West.
    Pete Carroll and staff will only worry about 2016 – what happened in past seasons is done. Arians will have Cardinals focused on all the right stuff as well- he and his his GM have built an impressive roster.
    Fans on message boards can go back and forth all they want about what happened “last year”. I will say this-
    Carolina , Arizona and Seattle all have to feel like they are in the hunt this year for sure. NFC is gonna be a battle. Good luck to all and hope we all stay healthy as these preseason games unfold.

  38. The TE is off PUP and ready for action.

    Yeah, we won that trade.
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    That’s hilarious!! Y’all won the trade with a TE that can’t block and coming off PUP LOLOL

  39. No, hilarious would be bragging about the accomplishments of a 7-9 team. Get behind Jeff Fisher.

  40. No, hilarious is acting like y’all won the lottery(trade) with a hurt TE that can’t block to save his life and start talking about records to distract from the reality that the Hawks got a sour deal lol

  41. I hear they had someone else in at center in last night’s Saints game. Guess you’d better make up some more rationalizations about Jimmy Graham to cover that…LOL

  42. I hear they had someone else in at center in last night’s Saints game.
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    Unger is completely healthy (as last year) and primed for an incredible, pro bowl type season… Graham, not so much

  43. Graham’s still recovering from his injury last year. What was your excuse for Unger not making the Pro Bowl last year?

  44. Unger is completely healthy (as last year) and primed for an incredible, pro bowl type season (as last year)… Graham, not so much… Every fan but you realizes the probowl is a popularity contest

  45. LOL…so the Pro Bowl means something when you’re trying to prop up Unger, but is meaningless otherwise. If you’re going to blow hot and cold with the same breath, at least do it in separate stories. You lost on the trade and you lost on the argument.

  46. Yeah Saints lost the trade with 2…TWO, starters… One on offense and one on defense… Hawks got a underutilized, soft TE that will not block to save his own life and gets hurt every year and a small overhyped WR that akin to a 6th or 7th round pick where most special teamers come out. So the Saints received a starting LB and a starting C and the Hawks got a hurt TE and a special teams player LOL. I think everyone and their grandma knows which team won this trade… Saints in a landslide and its not even close. Lol

  47. I guess the New Orleans definition of “landslide” is 7-9. LOL
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    Again, distracting from the reality that the Hawks got a sour trade deal lol

  48. Again pointing out that the Seahawks did better with what they got than New Orleans did. LOL

  49. The hawks are responsible for one of the worst trades in modern NFL history. Just own it LMAO

  50. The Hawks are responsible for one of the worst trades in modern NFL history. Just own it already and admit the huge mistake by the Seahags front office LOL

  51. If you take a poll of NFL experts around the league and from various sports networks they’ll agree 100% that the Saints won that trade with Seattle… You’re just one of those kids that takes his ball and goes home… definition of sour grapes! lol

  52. Nothing says you lost this big-time like going for the personal attack. Keep chasing your tail, puppy! LOL

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