Jimmy Graham has been going full-speed in practice for the Seattle Seahawks.
However, head coach Pete Carroll was non-committal when asked by media if Graham would be available to play Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins.
Carroll said it’s a day-to-day thing and a decision will be made late next week.
Graham was activated off the PUP list on Aug. 10 and has been going full speed in practice lately. “Jimmy has been practicing full-go, and we’re thrilled about it,” Carroll said to Seahawks.com. “He is too, he has had a lot of fun being back out with the fellas and all. He had a full week of practice, he’ll have another full week of practice, and we’ll just keep taking it day-to-day.”
He tore his patellar tendon in late November of the 2015 season. The Seahawks signed him thinking he could be the explosive threat their passing game had been lacking since becoming one of the better teams in the NFL during the 2012 season.
Graham’s numbers weren’t near his peak with the New Orleans Saints – 605 yards receiving and two touchdowns when he got hurt – but at times it seemed as if his new team wasn’t looking for him.
With quarterback Russell Wilson having a historic run to end the season and the retirement of Marshawn Lynch, look for Graham to become a featured part of the offense whenever he returns to the field.