Jimmy Graham acknowledged Friday that his right shoulder has hindered his production this season. The tight end added that he would get another MRI after Sunday's finale to see if he needs offseason surgery.
"I'm not going to make any excuses for it," he said, per the Times-Picayune. "I think everyone plays hurt in this league. That's just a part of the job."
Graham added that the shoulder "was a battle every game. That's just how it is when you're trying to stay healthy."
When healthy the past two years, the tight end has averaged eight receptions, 104 yards and a touchdown per game. However, in games when dealing with a plantar fascia injury in 2013 and the shoulder injury this year that average has plummeted to 4.5 catches, 52 yards and 0.8 touchdowns, the story went on to say. Hopefully Graham can enter 2015 at 100-percent, as he's sure to be a top-three TE once again in drafts. Injuries the past two season could drop Graham from first round status however.