Graham caught five of nine targets for 104 yards in Monday night's 33-30 win over the 49ers.
Graham enjoyed his best statistical performance as a Packer, ripping off a gain of 54 yards en route to his first 100-plus-yard outing. Overall, Graham only trailed top wideout Davante Adams in all receiving categories, making his presence felt among an inexperienced group of pass catchers. Fresh off another encouraging outing, Graham enters Green Bay's bye week with solid momentum.
Graham (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.
Graham returned without any limitations after getting a maintenance day to start the practice week. He's locked in as one of the more reliable options at tight end, heading into a Week 6 matchup with the 49ers on Monday Night Football. The Niners have surrendered four touchdowns to Graham's position in five weeks, despite facing three teams (DET, LAC, ARI) that have barely used their tight ends in the passing game. San Francisco did limit Kyle Rudolph to one reception (a touchdown) in the season opener, but Travis Kelce went off for 114 yards a couple weeks later. It remains to be seen if Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison will return from hamstring injuries to provide Graham with more competition for Aaron Rodgers' attention.
Graham (knee) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Along with Graham, quarterback Aaron Rodgers (knee) was withheld from team work in the Packers' first session of the week, but it's suspected that both players were merely receiving maintenance. The knee issue isn't a new concern for Graham, whose practice reps have been capped the past couple of weeks while he's managed the issue. Graham was able to avoid a questionable tag heading into both of the past two games, so it's expected that he'll follow a similar path in advance of Monday's tilt with the 49ers.
As expected with both Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring) out of action, Graham played a prominent role, seeing a season-high number of targets. The 31-year-old tight end has been a steady option for Aaron Rodgers thus far, posting at least five catches in three of the past four games, and over 70 yards twice. Graham should continue enjoying a secure role in the Packers offense as the season unfolds, although he's less likely to see the volume he enjoyed Sunday when the receiving corps is at full health. He'll look to continue his solid start against the 49ers in a Week 6 Monday night battle.
Graham (knee) was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice.
The activity allowed Graham to avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend, ensuring he'll be available to fill his usual role as the Packers' starting tight end Sunday in Detroit. After recording his first touchdown of the season a week earlier against Buffalo, Graham could have a good opportunity to build on that performance in Week 5. One of the Packers' three starting wideouts, Randall Cobb (hamstring), has already been ruled out for the contest, and the other two starters, Davante Adams (calf) and Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring), are listed as questionable. That leaves a trio of unproven rookies (Marquez Valdes-Scantling, J'Mon Moore and Equanimeous St. Brown) as the only healthy wideouts on the roster, which could prompt quarterback Aaron Rodgers to look Graham's way more often.
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