Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to play Week 1, general manager John Schneider told Seattle's KJR radio Wednesday. Graham ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season. Schneider said Graham might not be ready for the first couple preseason games, but that getting him ready for Week 1 is the priority. That still might be optimistic, as patella ruptures are notoriously severe injuries.
Graham, who suffered a ruptured patella tendon in Week 12 last season, could return by the end of the training camp, coach Pete Carroll said Thursday. Carroll said Graham is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery. If Graham does not return until the end of training camp, it's likely he won't be ready for Week 1.
Graham (knee) still has no timetable for a return from the ruptured patella tendon he suffered in Week 12, Seahawks GM John Schneider told ESPN on Wednesday. Schneider said Graham is rehabilitating the knee down in Miami and is "ready to get after it," but the injury is too severe to know how it will respond at this point. The Seahawks are expected to keep Graham around despite a $9 million cap hit next season, so they obviously expect he will be back soon enough to make an impact, but we'll monitor his rehab throughout the offseason.
Graham (knee) will return to the Seahawks next season, according to general manager John Schneider, NFL.com reports. Graham's questionable fit with the Seahawks resulted in sub-par numbers of 48 catches for 605 yards and only two touchdowns prior to his season-ending knee injury in November. While Seattle's offense really kicked into gear following Graham's injury, the tight end remains in the team's plans going forward, according to Schneider. Knowing that, it'll be worthwhile to track Graham's progress within the offense once he returns healthy ahead of next season.
Head coach Pete Carroll relayed Monday that Graham has ditched crutches and continues to rehab his right knee in Florida, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle. Graham's first season with the Seahawks was abbreviated due to a torn patellar tendon, which he suffered on Nov. 29. Struggling to find consistency with the shiny new toy in town, he notched 48 catches (on 74 targets) for 605 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. With Graham and Marshawn Lynch out due to injury down the stretch, most of the offensive burden was placed on Russell Wilson's shoulders, and he was up to the task, accounting for 20 passing touchdowns and another on the ground over the final seven contests (including playoffs). Although Carroll expects Graham to fulfill the third year of his current contract in 2016, it'll be interesting to see how the tight end is integrated into a scheme that could be more vertical-based if Lynch isn't retained.
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