Jimmy Graham’s status for Week One to be determined “late next week”

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Tight end Jimmy Graham won’t be in the lineup for the Seahawks on Thursday when they close the preseason against the Raiders, but the fourth week of the preseason has never been the date on people’s minds when it comes to Graham’s return to game action.

Week One against the Dolphins is the date that everyone has been watching and there’s still no answer from the team about whether Graham will play. Coach Pete Carroll was typically upbeat on Wednesday, but said a determination won’t be made for another week or so.

“Jimmy has been practicing full-go, and we’re thrilled about it,” Carroll said, via the team’s website. “He is too, he has had a lot of fun being back out with the fellas and all. He had a full week of practice, he’ll have another full week of practice, and we’ll just keep taking it day-to-day. … We won’t know until late next week.”

Taking Graham off the physically unable to perform list is a good sign that the Seahawks expect to have Graham in the lineup in the first few weeks of the season, but there’s not much to gain from pushing for the first of 16 games if it creates undue risk about the next 15 on the schedule.

6 responses to “Jimmy Graham’s status for Week One to be determined “late next week”

  1. Has this guy played at all since being traded? WTF??

    Horrible trade for Seahawks.

    NewO must have known he was far too injured to play again.

    What a lame pickup.

  2. I don’t know what everybody expected when Graham went to the Seahawks. He went from a pass happy offense to a run first offense. Of course his numbers were going to dip. Even with that, at the time of his injury, he was still one of the better TE’s in the league.

    Awesome news to hear that he’s practicing fully. Hope he doesn’t rush anything though.

  3. Gotta love the newbies…I think it’s a law. Somebody bring him up to speed, would ya?

    Whenever they start him, you can be sure it’s one week after he could have started…they like to play it safe.

  4. sweetnlow44 says:
    I don’t know what everybody expected when Graham went to the Seahawks.
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    What they expected was for the Seahawks to call more TE passes, especially playaction where the TE is the #1 passing option. The reason why people thought that is if you have a run-heavy offense, it sets up the playaction perfectly.

  5. “What they expected was for the Seahawks to call more TE passes” – fartimus prime

    Why would they think that? When Seattle brought in Graham they said they weren’t going to change how they use the TEs. If anyone expected Seattle to start calling more TE passes, it wasn’t because the team said they would. Seattle uses the TE position pretty much the same as they have since Pete Carroll took over.

    Also, Jimmy Graham only played through week 12 of the 2015 season and finished 13 in the NFL in receiving yards for TE, 19th in receptions for TE. He only had 2 TDs though. So, if there is a legitimate complaint about how the Seahawks used him, it’s that they didn’t target him often enough in the Red Zone.

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