|Date of Birth||11/24/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'7", 265 lbs|
|Drafted||2010 - Rd 3|
Graham caught two passes for 17 yards in Monday's victory over the Lions.
Graham was targeted five times Monday, including twice in the red zone, but he was only able to come away with the two receptions for minimal yardage. Graham has had productive weeks and a few duds thus far, but he is still seeing the bulk of the work at the tight end position for the Packers, playing at least 70 percent of the snaps in four of his last five games. His next game will come against a Raiders team that is coming off a bye but has allowed opposing tight ends to find paydirt three times in five games this season.
Graham caught all three of his targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Cowboys.
The 41 yards actually led the Packers' wide receivers and tight ends on the afternoon, as the passing game took a back seat to a massive performance from Aaron Jones both on the ground and through the air. Graham only has 19 targets through five games, far below his usual pace, but if Davante Adams (toe) remains sidelined, the veteran tight end should see more volume as one of Aaron Rodgers' most reliable options.
Graham is expected to benefit from an enhanced role in the Packers' passing attack Sunday against the Cowboys with Davante Adams (toe) ruled out for the contest, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Packers offered a preview of what might come this weekend when Adams exited with the toe injury on the final drive of the team's Week 4 loss to the Eagles. On three straight downs at the one-yard line, Aaron Rodgers targeted Graham, with the final pass ultimately getting intercepted on a deflection. Graham still corralled his lone other red-zone target for a touchdown earlier in the game and finished with season highs in receptions (six) and yards (51), a welcome development after he failed to catch a pass in both of the prior two weeks. Given that Adams is now slated to miss a full game along with the fact that few established options exist behind him on the depth chart at receiver, Graham should once again be one of Rodgers' favored reads in the passing game.
Graham brought in six of nine targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' 34-27 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.
Graham rather surprisingly checked in behind only Davante Adams (toe) in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on the night for the Packers. The veteran tight end also found the end zone for the first time this season late in the third quarter on a 16-yard scoring toss from Aaron Rodgers, knotting the score at 27 at the time. The solid line essentially amounted to a breakout effort for Graham, who'd seen just one target apiece in each of the previous two games and hadn't recorded a reception since the opener versus the Bears. The 32-year-old will look to build on Thursday's surprising effort in a conference showdown against the Cowboys in Week 5, a week from Sunday.
Graham (groin/quadriceps) does not have an injury designation Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Graham was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, but he appears to have shaken off his injuries and will suit up Thursday versus the Eagles. In three games, Graham has caught only three of seven targets for 30 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday that he wants to get Graham more involved in the offense, according to Demovsky, so the veteran tight end could see increased target volume going forward.