Graham caught six of eight targets for 95 yards during Sunday's 29-29 tie with the Vikings. Graham finished second on the team in targets and led the team in receiving yardage while posting a long gain of 34 yards. He appeared to score his first touchdown as a Packer midway through the third quarter, only to see it nullified by a holding penalty. Nevertheless, it was an excellent bounce-back performance for Graham, who managed just eight yards on two receptions in the season opener. Perhaps Aaron Rodgers' knee injury has shifted his focus more to short and intermediate pass catchers for the time being, which could have Graham heavily involved once again Week 3 against the Redskins.
Graham caught two passes for eight yards in Sunday's victory over the Bears. Graham made little impact in his Packers debut as Aaron Rodgers mainly honed in on his top three wide receivers, who caught a total of 19 passes. Graham figures to do most of his damage in the red zone this season, and the Packers rarely found themselves in that spot Sunday night. They should do that plenty though, as long as Rodgers remains on the field, so Graham should have ample opportunities to up the production down the road.
Graham isn't expected to suit up for Friday's preseason game at Oakland, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Graham rewarded the Packers in his debut for the green and gold last Thursday, parlaying a red-zone look from Aaron Rodgers into an eight-yard touchdown. The coaching staff likely was envisioning such connections upon Graham signing with the organization in March, but his next chance to do so should come in the season opener Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Bears.
Graham (knee) brought in his only target for an eight-yard touchdown in the Packers' 51-34 preseason win over the Steelers on Thursday. Graham's official Packers debut was brief but rewarding. He gave the Lambeau faithful ample reason for preseason celebration courtesy of an eight-yard scoring connection with Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter, extending the Packers' early lead to 13-0 at the time. The multi-time Pro Bowler projects as one of Rodgers' top targets in the coming season, and he'll look to continue building chemistry with the quarterback against the Raiders a week from Friday in Green Bay's "dress rehearsal" game.
Graham (knee) is in uniform for Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Graham was among a group of skill-position players to sit out last Thursday's exhibition versus the Titans, but he'll join Aaron Rodgers and (likely) Randall Cobb (ankle) for approximately one possession this time around. The Packers' big offseason splash, Graham (6-foot-7, 265 pounds) provides Rodgers with a red-zone weapon the likes he hasn't had in his incredibly efficient career.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||San Francisco 49ers||22||8.00|
|8||10/28||@Los Angeles Rams||28||10.00|
|9||11/05||@New England Patriots||21||8.00|
|16||12/23||@New York Jets||6||4.00|
|3 Year Avg||89||57||683||6||35||11.98||102|