Graham (knee/thumb) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Chicago, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Still playing through a broken thumb, Graham has struggled with drops but hasn't shown any limitation in terms of snaps or targets. He gets a tough Week 15 matchup against a Bears defense that's holding opponents to 6.4 yards per pass attempt, including just 5.8 YPT for tight ends.
Graham (knee/thumb) was limited at Thursday's practice, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports.
The Packers continue to keep close tabs on Graham's practice reps due to a pair of injuries. In reality, his broken left thumb is the one that impacts him on gamedays, hindering his ability to haul in Aaron Rodgers' hardest throws. On the receiving end of 20 passes from Rodgers with the injured appendage, Graham has averaged just 8.1 yards per catch and 4.9 yards per target over the last three games. With the Bears' tough defense on tap Sunday, Graham will be hard-pressed to make a mark in the box score.
The extent of Graham's activity won't be known until after the session concludes and Green Bay releases its Thursday practice report. Even if Graham is only listed as a limited participant, it would put him on track to play Sunday against the Bears, even though his fractured left thumb continues to make catching and blocking somewhat difficult. The injury seems to be less of an issue for Graham of late than it was in Weeks 11 and 12, however. In those two contests, Graham combined to play only 43 offensive snaps, but he surpassed that total in both Weeks 13 and 14.
Graham (knee/thumb) wasn't present at practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The Packers may reach the point of no return as early as this weekend -- i.e. officially out of playoff contention -- which could spur them to shut down the veteran tight end, who has had difficulty hauling in passes from Aaron Rodgers with zip, according to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The culprit has been a broken left thumb that Graham has played through the last three games, a span in which he's posted 12 catches (on 20 targets) for 97 yards. As long as he's available, he'll follow his typical practice regimen with a Week 15 visit to Chicago on tap.
Graham caught two passes for 13 yards in Sunday's victory over the Falcons.
The Falcons have routinely shut down opposing tight ends all season, and they did so again in Week 14 despite Graham playing his highest percentage of snaps in a game since Week 9. Graham's injured thumb seems to be improving, as he practiced fully Friday, but he has averaged just 32 yards per game and 4.9 yards per target since suffering the injury in Week 11. He will have a tough time getting back on track in Week 15 facing a Bears defense that limited opposing tight ends to just 32.6 yards per contest and no scores over the last five weeks.
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