New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham returned to practice on a limited basis Today for the first time this week in preparation for Thursday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Since suffering a foot injury in Week 6 at the New England Patriots, Graham has been limited or held out of most of the Saints practices.
Graham and the Saints are facing the Falcons on the road this week, which normally would be a very favorable matchup, but he’s had had two subpar games while dealing with his lingering injury issues. As of now, he’s being limited as questionable to play tomorrow night:
Other #Saints questionables: Jordan, Grubbs, Walker, Lofton, Graham, Carr, Sweeting, Vaccaro, Watson, Hicks. All were limited today.
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 20, 2013
Graham ranks seventh overall in the NFL in Pro Bowl voting, and the Saints are the only team in the NFL with two players in the top 10. Graham still leads the NFL with 10 touchdown receptions.
“I’m going to play as hard as I can no matter how I feel,” Graham said. “Obviously, when an injury is fresh, it’s difficult to learn to push through that because you’re not used to that. But now that I’ve gotten a little bit used to that it’s fine. I’ll be OK.”