QJimmy Graham TE SEA 3 weeks ago

Graham (knee) is expected to be ready to play Week 1, general manager John Schneider told Seattle's KJR radio Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee in Week 12 last season. Schneider said Graham might not be ready for the first couple preseason games, but that getting him ready for Week 1 is the priority. That still might be optimistic, as patella ruptures are notoriously severe injuries.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 2 months ago

Graham, who suffered a ruptured patella tendon in Week 12 last season, could return by the end of the training camp, coach Pete Carroll said Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carroll said Graham is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery. If Graham does not return until the end of training camp, it's likely he won't be ready for Week 1.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 2 months ago

Graham (knee) still has no timetable for a return from the ruptured patella tendon he suffered in Week 12, Seahawks GM John Schneider told ESPN on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Schneider said Graham is rehabilitating the knee down in Miami and is "ready to get after it," but the injury is too severe to know how it will respond at this point. The Seahawks are expected to keep Graham around despite a $9 million cap hit next season, so they obviously expect he will be back soon enough to make an impact, but we'll monitor his rehab throughout the offseason.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 3 months ago

Graham (knee) will return to the Seahawks next season, according to general manager John Schneider, NFL.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham's questionable fit with the Seahawks resulted in sub-par numbers of 48 catches for 605 yards and only two touchdowns prior to his season-ending knee injury in November. While Seattle's offense really kicked into gear following Graham's injury, the tight end remains in the team's plans going forward, according to Schneider. Knowing that, it'll be worthwhile to track Graham's progress within the offense once he returns healthy ahead of next season.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 3 months ago

Head coach Pete Carroll relayed Monday that Graham has ditched crutches and continues to rehab his right knee in Florida, according to Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham's first season with the Seahawks was abbreviated due to a torn patellar tendon, which he suffered on Nov. 29. Struggling to find consistency with the shiny new toy in town, he notched 48 catches (on 74 targets) for 605 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. With Graham and Marshawn Lynch out due to injury down the stretch, most of the offensive burden was placed on Russell Wilson's shoulders, and he was up to the task, accounting for 20 passing touchdowns and another on the ground over the final seven contests (including playoffs). Although Carroll expects Graham to fulfill the third year of his current contract in 2016, it'll be interesting to see how the tight end is integrated into a scheme that could be more vertical-based if Lynch isn't retained.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 5 months ago

Graham (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After head coach Pete Carroll revealed that Graham sustained a torn patellar tendon in his right knee this weekend, it was inevitable that the tight end would land on injured reserve, which officially ends his first campaign with the Seahawks. A consistent threat for Russell Wilson in the passing attack, Graham was unable to match his stature as a Saint, accruing 48 catches (on 74 targets) for 605 yards and two touchdowns across 11 games. For the rest of the season and Seattle's potential appearance in the playoffs, Luke Willson will serve as the top tight end, while Cooper Helfet remains in reserve.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 5 months ago8 Comments

Graham (knee) will need surgery to repair his patellar tendon, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Graham will be out for the rest of the season. The tight end presumably tore his patellar tendon, which means he's no lock to be ready for training camp next year. Luke Willson will take over as the Seahawks' top tight end, with Cooper Helfet serving as the No. 2. The Seattle wide receivers may also see a few more targets due to Graham's absence.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 5 months ago

Graham, who suffered a right knee injury during the fourth quarter, will not return to Sunday's game in Seattle, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The injury appeared serious, with Graham staying down on the field for a few minutes and then leaving with an air cast over his right leg. Owners will want to wait for further updates before taking action, but there is some chance Graham won't play again this season, in which case Luke Willson would take over as Seattle's top tight end.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 5 months ago

Graham was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a right leg injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham went down awkwardly in the right corner of the end zone, and the Seahawks' training and medical staffs examined his right knee before encasing the region in an air cast, according to Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle. Considering the potentially serious nature of the injury, we may have seen the last of Graham this season, but the team will do their due diligence in determining the true extent. In his place, the Seahawks will turn to Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet at tight end.

QJimmy Graham TE SEA 5 months ago3 Comments

Graham caught three passes for 39 yards in another slow day Sunday as the Seahawks defeated he 49ers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Graham, who was targeted only three times, has failed to top 41 yards in six games this season and has reached 75 yards only three times. The Seahawks weren't expected to target him as much as the Saints did, but they don't use him anything like he experienced in New Orleans. Entering the game, he had lined up tight 60.1 percent of plays compared to 37.1 percent with the Saints and 25.7 percent in the slot after 42 percent in New Orleans. Worse, he's been targeted in the red zone a mere eight times this season, just three times inside the 10 (none since Week 3).