T.J. Graham Fantasy News
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:32pm
Bills second-year receiver T.J. Graham has been taking advantage of the extra reps he’s received in the practice setting in both the voluntary veteran minicamp last month and the current OTA sessions. With Steve Johnson still sidelined by a strained back and rookies Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin not able to participate until their college graduation dates (league rule), Graham has been a frequent target of Bills quarterbacks.
“I did a lot of preparation in the offseason so I’ve got to pick up where I left off,” Graham told Buffalobills.com.
The interesting thing to note here is that Johnson is dealing with a back issue. He is often nicked up, but always seems to play through the pain. Graham has a chance for a breakout season, but will have to fend off Woods and Goodwin (and Da'Rick Rodgers) for snaps.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 9:55am
“Oh yeah, I love it,” Graham said of the new coaching staff and fast pace. “Not that I didn’t love the old staff. I just happened to be fortunate to get a really good staff in here that can teach me and other receivers [to be better]. It’s a really good system and I like it. It’s wide open.”
If Buffalo can find someone to provide decent play at QB, Graham will be a deep sleeper heading into the 2013 season provided he starts opposite Steve Johnson.
Bills place Donald Jones on IR
Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 11:21am
With two regular season games to play, the Bills made some room on their roster, placing injured players on reserve Tuesday. Buffalo moved WR Donald Jones to Non-Football/Illness and LB Arthur Moats to Injured Reserve.
Jones had been dealing with a recurring calf injury that kept him out of two of the last three games. The injury resurfaced last Friday and kept him out of the Seattle game last Sunday.
“It’s been bothering him off and on,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “It shows up and doesn’t show up.” Gailey may provide insight into Jones' latest ailment later in the week.
Buffalo’s athletic training staff likely thought with the playoffs no longer in reach that it was best to shut the receiver down for the rest of 2012. Jones finishes the season with a career-high 41 catches for 443 yards and four touchdowns.
With Jones out, rookie WR T.J. Graham should continue to see heavy snaps. He saw eight targets with Jones sidelined in Week 15.
Donald Jones out for Bills
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:41pm
Steve Johnson injures hamstring
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 6:12pm
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12:50pm
Bills rookie WR T.J. Graham has been rotating in with the first team throughout the official off-season workouts and has made some impressive plays along the way, most notably down the field. But there's also been times where the ball hits him in the hands and drops to the turf. It's just the pangs of being a rookie wide receiver and trying to commit a new playbook to memory.
Graham could press Donald Jones for snaps if he has a good camp.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 10:40am
The Buffalo Bills traded up in the third round to the 69th overall pick to grab wide receiver T.J. Graham from North Carolina State. They moved up two spots with the Washington Redskins and gave up one of their two seventh round picks (217th overall) to get their speed receiver. The Bills had three glaring needs heading into the draft and they have now addressed all three with their first three picks.
Graham may not have the ideal size to play opposite of Stevie Johnson, but he has outstanding speed and head Coach Chan Gailey stated unequivocally that he will line up outside.
“He’s 5’11” and something and he can run by most everybody, I mean the guy can fly,” said Gailey.
“We like his speed and he can catch the football and return. They’ll have to cover deep,” said Bills GM Buddy Nix.
Graham was a successful punt and kick returner in college. He took back two kicks and two punts for scores in his four-year collegiate career. He has a track background, but never let it get in the way of football. Gailey indicated that they’re inclined to let him focus on receiver first.
“I don’t know that we’ll (have him return) off the bat,” said Gailey. “We’ll let him work at receiver and let him be proficient there.”