Garrett Graham TE DEN 5 days ago

The Broncos have signed Graham to a one-year contract.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham gives the Broncos added depth at tight end to go along with Virgil Green, Jeff Heuerman, Richard Gordon and Manasseh Garner. His chances of securing a role in the Denver offense this season are bolstered by his past experience working with 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.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 2 months ago

Graham was released by the Texans on Thursday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 4 months ago

Graham was inactive for Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham was once an up-and-coming tight end, who caught 49 of 89 targets with five touchdowns in 2013. The Texans re-signed him to a three-year deal coming off that season, but he was from a different regime and never became an important piece for head coach Bill O'Brien. Griffin played in the first eight games of the season, but never again once Ryan Griffin came off short-term injured reserve. He's got one year left on his contract, but is a candidate to be released in March.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 5 months ago

Graham is inactive for Monday night's game against the Bengals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham is the odd man out Monday night, with fellow TE Ryan Griffin having been activated by the Texans for Week 10's contest.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 6 months ago

Graham was targeted four times but did not have a reception in Sunday's 44-26 loss to the Dolphins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham's caught four of 18 targets for 30 yards through seven games and is losing playing time to C.J. Fiedorowicz. Houston's tight end position has been unproductive and largely ignored in the passing game.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 7 months ago

Graham caught is only target for eight yards in Thursday night's loss to the Colts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

On a night when Houston' quarterbacks dropped back 41 times, Graham was the target just once. His fellow tight end, C.J. Fiedorowicz, had just one target as well. The position is going under utilized in the passing game for a second straight season.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 7 months ago

Graham caught one of his six targets for six yards in Sunday's 48-21 loss to the Falcons.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The six targets are nice, but Graham has just 13 total (three catches) through four games. He's having a repeat of his 2014 season when he had just 18 catches in 11 games. To this point in the season, despite leading the league in passing attempts, Houston quarterbacks are not paying much attention to the tight ends. The one glimmer of hope is that Houston wideouts Nate Washington (hamstring) and Cecil Shorts (shoulder) suffered injuries and the Texans have a short week, playing Thursday night against Indianapolis. That might translate to more tight-end targeting.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 7 months ago

Graham caught one of five targets for seven yards and a touchdown in Houston's loss to Carolina in Week 2.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham was an afterthought in Houston's season-opening loss, but had a greater role this week when Ryan Griffin (knee) was unavailable.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 8 months ago

Graham played just 18 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham, who's been the Texans' lead tight end since Owen Daniels left town, didn't start and played fewer snaps than C.J. Fiedorowicz (34) and Ryan Griffin (36). With Griffin having injured his MCL and expected to miss multiple weeks, Graham becomes the healthiest pass-catching tight end on the roster.

Garrett Graham TE DEN 8 months ago

Graham was targeted once with zero catches in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

We were encouraged by the preseason activity, in which Houston's tight ends were frequent targets, but that didn't turn out to be the case in Week 1. Graham, Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz were targeted just six times in 49 drop backs. In a related note, Griffin left the game with a knee injury, leaving Graham as the lone healthy pass-catching tight end.