Football.com - everything football

Jimmy Graham's Week 8 Status In Jeopardy

By



Jimmy Graham sat out of practice Wednesday. He is still nursing a foot injury he suffered Week 6 against the Patriots. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images
Jimmy Graham sat out of practice Wednesday. He is still nursing a foot injury he suffered Week 6 against the Patriots. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Per Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News, New Orleans Saint TE Jimmy Graham did not practice Wednesday. Graham has been dealing with a right foot injury that he suffered during their Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots.

The Saints are coming off of their bye, which allowed Graham time to rest the injured foot. It’s tough to tell this early in the week whether or not Graham will be ready to suit up this week against the Bills. As head coach Sean Payton put it, “Each day we’ll just take a peak on how he’s progressing and be smart about it.”

Even with the goose egg he put up against the Patriots and the bye week, Graham still leads all tight ends in receptions (37) and receiving yards (593). If Graham can’t go, it will be a huge blow to fantasy owners who have already dealt with the bye and his zero-catch night. His backup is Ben Watson. Watson is worth a look if Graham is unable to go this week, he is obviously a major downgrade.

We should have a clearer picture of Graham's status by Friday.