Graham (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Tennessee. Graham didn't inspire confidence in his ability to play with back-to-back absences Wednesday and Thursday. That said, he turned in a full practice Friday, which was followed by a vote of confidence from head coach Pete Carroll. Per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, Graham was seen running during a pregame workout and will now look to produce against the Titans' 20th-ranked pass defense (230.5 yards per game).
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Graham (ankle) didn't have any limitations at Friday's practice and should be ready to play in Sunday's game against Tennessee, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Given the Seahawks' history when it comes to injury information, this is still a situation that bears close watching in the lead up to Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. Graham was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday after managing just one catch for one yard on two targets in Sunday's 12-9 win over the 49ers. Given how poorly he was playing prior to the injury, it's fair to question whether Graham will be at all effective if he ends up facing the Titans. Luke Willson and Nick Vannett will both take on extra snaps if Graham doesn't play.
Graham (ankle) is expected to return to practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Tennessee, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Held out of practice the previous two days, Graham is apparently primed to return in some capacity. Another update will be available when the Seahawks reveal the extent of his participation, though he's seemingly headed for a game-time decision either way. Luke Willson and Nick Vannett will fill in at tight end if Graham is absent, with the Seattle wide receivers and running backs potentially taking on larger burdens as well. Graham looked totally out of sync even before he hurt his ankle in Week 2 against the 49ers.
Graham (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Graham has had an inauspicious start to the season, with his nine targets yielding an incomprehensible 1.0 YPT. To make matters worse, an ankle sprain is keeping him in the trainer's room and off the practice field this week. One session remains to make his presence felt, but he may ultimately enter the weekend iffy for Week 3 action. If the Seahawks opt for a cautious approach, Graham may yield TE duty entirely Sunday in Tennessee, where Luke Willson and Nick Vannett would face a Titans defense that has conceded just five receptions to tight ends after two games.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Graham (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports. Graham's injury has evolved from a "banged knee" to a "sore ankle" to its current standing as "an ankle sprain," per Carroll. The tight end's downturn in health comes on the heels of sparse production (four receptions on nine targets for nine yards) through two games, during which the Seahawks have produced the sixth-fewest points (21) in the league. Until the offense gets on the same page and Graham maintains a modicum of health, he'll be seriously devalued when compared with his ranking among tight ends heading into the campaign.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/08||@Los Angeles Rams||13||5.00|
|7||10/22||@New York Giants||27||11.00|
|12||11/26||@San Francisco 49ers||3||2.00|
|15||12/17||Los Angeles Rams||13||5.00|
|3 Year Avg||98||66||806||6||43||12.21||116|