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Jimmy Graham | Tight End | #88

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 265
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 3 (95) / NO
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The Seahawks continue to hold off on establishing a public timeline for Jimmy Graham's (patellar tendon) return.
"Everything’s really in good shape," coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. "It’s just when (he pushes) to get back we are going to have to see what the timeline is, you know, so we can tell. It’s going good." GM John Schneider has predicted Graham will be ready for Week 1, but Carroll has left plenty of wiggle room. There's a decent chance Graham ends up stowed away on the reserve/PUP list for six games. Apr 26 - 7:17 PM

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Seahawks GM John Schneider said he would be surprised if Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) and Thomas Rawls (ankle) were not ready for Week 1.

"Right now, their rehab’s going well," Schneider said. "We’re trying to get them ready for the season. We’re not trying to get them ready to play Minnesota in the preseason." It would be a shock if Rawls is not ready by Week 1, but Graham is a much bigger question mark after tearing his patellar tendon late in November. Even if he is able to make it back for the start of the season, there is a very good chance Graham's effectiveness is compromised. Whether he begins the season on PUP or not, Graham will be a risky fantasy pick.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 11:07 AM

Jimmy Graham's (patellar tendon) Week 1 status remains uncertain.

"We’re anticipating that he’ll come back and again we hope to have him by the start of the season," coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. "We’ll see how it goes as far as camp and all of that." The typically optimistic Carroll has hinted all offseason that Graham won't be ready for the beginning of camp, and declined multiple times to say he'll be healthy by Week 1. The reserve/PUP list, which would cost Graham the first six games of the season, is a distinct possibility.
Mar 22 - 9:15 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Per Rapsheet, Graham's rehab is "going well." It's essentially what coach Pete Carroll said last month. Being "ahead of schedule" in March is nice, but in reality, means very little when it comes to Graham's August status. We might not know his Week 1 status until deep into training camp.
Mar 9 - 3:02 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) is ahead of schedule, and could be ready by the "end" of training camp.

However, Carroll was largely vague, and said the team would not rush its tight end. At this point, Graham is looking like a stretch for Week 1, and a strong candidate to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, costing him six games.
Feb 25 - 3:22 PM

Seahawks GM John Schneider said it's "too early to tell" when Jimmy Graham (knee) will return.

Graham is three months removed from his torn patellar tendon. Seattle has yet to put a timetable on when they expect him to return. Even if he avoids setbacks, Graham is a candidate to open 2016 on reserve/PUP.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 24 - 7:05 PM

GM John Schneider said he expects Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) to remain with the Seahawks in 2016.

Graham's first year in Seattle was full of peaks and valleys, but Schneider doesn't blame Graham. "I think people were a little hard on Jimmy," said Schneider. "I understand why people would say, 'Why didn't he come in here and just take the team to another level early on?' But I think the whole offensive unit we were just trying to find our way early on." Graham is less than two months removed from a torn patellar tendon and still has a long road to recovery. Rehab from a devastating knee injury is Graham's biggest 2016 obstacle.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 22 - 2:23 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham's (knee) rehab "sounds really good."

"He’s thrilled to be off the crutches and is getting going," Carroll said. "He’s very dedicated to the process of it and is doing some cool, innovative things. He’s doing all the stuff that you can possibly do to get well." Despite the optimism, Carroll did not have a timetable for Graham's return. The patellar tendon tear Graham suffered Week 12 is a potentially devastating injury. The Seahawks have said all the right things, but Graham's return and effectiveness in 2016 cannot be taken for granted.
Jan 19 - 10:36 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the Jimmy Graham (knee, IR) trade was a "great long-term decision."

The short-term results have not been "great," and Graham's future is clouded by the devastating patellar injury which landed him on injured reserve. Carroll calling the Graham trade a "long-term decision" does at least hint the tight end will be back with the team next season. Graham's contract carries no dead money moving forward, which means Seattle could save $9 million on the 2016 salary cap by cutting him this offseason.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Seahawks placed TE Jimmy Graham on injured reserve with a ruptured right patellar tendon, ending his season.

Giants WR Victor Cruz, Bucs RB Cadillac Williams, Eagles FS Nate Allen, Colts WR Austin Collie, Eagles RB Correll Buckhalter, Falcons OT Sam Baker, Vikings WR Greg Childs, Lions DE Jason Jones, Cowboys RB Ryan Williams, Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne, Browns CB Gary Baxter, Titans LB Gerald McRath, and Bucs OG Davin Joseph. Those are the names of recent patients of torn patellar tendons around the league. Graham faces a long road to recovery, and his effectiveness will be a major question mark for 2016. The Seahawks owe Graham an $8.9 million base salary for next season.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham (knee) should be recovered in time for the 2016 season.

As we learned with Victor Cruz, a torn patellar tendon is among the worst injuries an athlete can suffer. Graham is facing a tough recovery process that should last well into training camp. Even if he gets back in time for Week 1, Graham is unlikely to be as effective coming off the devastating injury. Graham is facing an uphill climb to be a productive player in 2016.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:03:00 PM

Jimmy Graham tore his right patellar tendon in the Seahawks' Week 12 win over the Steelers and is done for the season.

Luke Willson will serve as Seattle's starting tight end the rest of the way. Patellar tendon tears are arguably the worst injury a football player can suffer; it's the same injury that has debilitated Victor Cruz. We did a study on patellar tendon tears this offseason when evaluating Cruz, and very few -- if any -- NFL players have returned at the same level of effectiveness. It's going to be hard for Graham to return as a healthy, productive player in 2016. Graham turned 29 this month.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 08:25:00 PM

Jimmy Graham was carted off with what appeared to be a right knee injury in the Seahawks' Week 12 game against the Steelers.

Graham came down awkwardly while trying to catch a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson during the fourth quarter. Antwon Blake was covering him on the play. Graham left the field with an air cast on his leg and is headed for X-rays. He'll finish the day with four catches for 75 yards on eight targets. Luke Willson is in at tight end.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 07:11:00 PM

Jimmy Graham caught 3-of-3 targets for 39 yards in the Seahawks' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

He was fourth on the team in targets and didn't make any big plays. Graham has fallen to the wayside in Seattle and settled in as a touchdown-dependent TE1 who hasn't scored since Week 3. Graham gets a plus matchup against the Steelers at home in Week 12, but Seattle isn't making an effort to use him.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Jimmy Graham was held to three catches for 41 yards on eight targets in Sunday night's Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

Graham couldn't come down with two first half red-zone targets, but drew a pass interference call in the end-zone. He wasn't a factor outside of a 30-yard catch on the opening drive of the second half. Graham hasn't scored since Week 3 and has only two touchdowns. He'll remain a mid-range TE1 for Week 11.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Trevone Boykin
3Jake Heaps
RB1Thomas Rawls
2C.J. Prosise
3Christine Michael
4Alex Collins
5Zac Brooks
GLB1Thomas Rawls
2Christine Michael
3RB1C.J. Prosise
2Thomas Rawls
FB1Brandon Cottom
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Paul Richardson
3Douglas McNeil
4Kenny Lawler
5Deshon Foxx
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Tyler Lockett
3Kevin Smith
4Kasen Williams
5Antwan Goodley
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Nick Vannett
4Cooper Helfet
5Brandon Williams
LT1Garry Gilliam
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Justin Britt
2Rees Odhiambo
3Lene Maiava
C1Patrick Lewis
2Kristjan Sokoli
3Joey Hunt
RG1Germain Ifedi
2Mark Glowinski
3Will Pericak
RT1J'Marcus Webb
2Terry Poole
3Kona Schwenke
K1Steven Hauschka