Graham (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's preseason game versus the 49ers, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Graham has yet to receive his first target in a Broncos uniform, but an unknown issue continues to ail the veteran tight end. Fellow tight ends Virgil Green and Jeff Heuerman (hamstring) will continue to hold down the top 2 spots on the depth chart.
In the offseason, Graham joined forces with head coach Gary Kubiak for the second time in his career. Embedded in a TE corps without a clear-cut No. 1, Graham has an opportunity to secure a consistent role in the
He gives the Broncos added depth at tight end to go along with Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman, Richard Gordon, and Manasseh Garner. Graham's chances of securing a role in the Denver offense this season are bolstered by his past experience working with head coach Gary Kubiak while the two were with the Texans. Graham caught just four passes for 30 yards and a TD in eight games in 2015, but he did snag a career-high 49 catches for 545 yards and five TDs in 13 games for Houston back in 2013.
The move doesn't come as much of a surprise after Graham fell out of favor over the second half of the 2015 season. The Wisconsin product played in each of the first eight games but was inactive for the final eight after Ryan Griffin came off of the short-term injured reserve list. At 29 years old, Graham still has time to resurrect his once-promising career, but he'll be doing it somewhere other than Houston. In releasing Graham, the Texans save roughly $3.9 million in salary for 2016.
Graham was once an up-and-coming tight end, who caught 49 of 89 targets with five touchdowns in 2013. The
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