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Graham did not catch his one target in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals.

Graham is listed atop the depth chart, but it isn't entirely clear how the Texans' tight ends will be used. Hulking rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz profiles as an in-line tight end, while Graham and Ryan Griffin are more threatening in the slot. The Texans are expected to use plenty of two-tight end formations, and there are three players in the mix for snaps. It'll be an interesting situation to watch this preseason, but Saturday's game didn't provide many clues.

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Texans TE Garrett Graham says new coach Bill O'Brien plans to use him as a "move tight end, an H-back."

"I'm excited about that," said Graham, who received $11.25 million via his new three-year contract. Graham's athleticism pales in comparison to Aaron Hernandez's, but O'Brien was on New England's staff during Hernandez's finest years as an H-back and move tight end. It sounds like the Texans are penciling Ryan Griffin into the "Gronk" role, though things could change on draft weekend.

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Texans re-signed TE Garrett Graham to a three-year contract.

Graham returns as Owen Daniels likely walks. A 2010 fourth-rounder, Graham has proven to have little upside, and enters his fifth NFL season with only 78 career catches. Given a chance to sign while Daniels was sidelined with a broken leg last season, Graham posted a middling 49/545/5 line, showing little play-making ability. He can't block. Second-year pro Ryan Griffin has a brighter future.

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Free agent Garrett Graham said talks between his camp and the Texans are going "slow."

The Texans are going to have a fight on their hands if they want to retain Graham to help fill the shoes of released veteran Owen Daniels. The Packers and Giants are two tight-end needy teams that could show interest. The other option for the Texans is to just roll with second-year man Ryan Griffin, who would bring more upside as a pass-catcher but has work to do in the blocking game.

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ESPN's Pat Yasinskas is "hearing" free agent TE Garrett Graham "could be a target for the Buccaneers."

Graham lacks playmaking ability and is a poor blocker, but the Bucs are needy at tight end. They don't believe Greg Schiano holdover Tim Wright is the answer. Graham has also drawn light interest from the Packers. He turns 28 in August.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers are expected to express interest in free agent TE Garrett Graham.

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Garrett Graham (hamstring) remained out of Texans practice Thursday, and is expected to miss Sunday's finale.

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Garrett Graham (hamstring) was listed as a DNP in Wednesday's practice.

Graham's hamstring pull apparently hasn't healed enough to get him back in practice yet. We'll know more on Thursday, but for now it looks like Ryan Griffin will draw his third straight start. Over the last two weeks, Griffin has totaled 11 catches for 128 yards on 11 targets.

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Texans declared TE Garrett Graham, QB Case Keenum, WR DeVier Posey, S Jawanza Starling, OG Alex Kupper, OT Andrew Gardner, and OG Cody White inactive for Week 16 against the Broncos.

With Graham (hamstring) inactive and Owen Daniels (leg) never activated from short-term I.R., rookie Ryan Griffin will get the start at tight end. Keenum (finger) will be replaced by Matt Schaub at quarterback.

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Garrett Graham (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Graham will be a game-time decision at best after failing to practice each day this week. He went through the same routine last week, was listed as questionable, and didn't play against the Colts. We're expecting the Texans to start rookie Ryan Griffin at tight end this week against the Broncos.