Friday, November 24, 2017, 6:25pm
Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle, questionable) missed practice again Thursday and is questionable for Week 12. Graham should be able to play through the injury. Seattle plays in the late round of games on Sunday.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00pm
Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm
There was a report out that Graham was mentioned in trade talks, specifically to the Texans. But it seems like the team is denying it. Graham will be a free agent at the end of this season.
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:29pm
Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:52pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:53pm
Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:44pm
Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (ankle, questionable) missed practice again Thursday and is questionable for Week 3. Graham “should be fine” to play, per head coach Pete Carroll. The matchup against Tennessee is pretty good, but he has not played well this year.
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:42pm
“Jimmy’s got a sore ankle today,” Carroll said. “I don’t know what this week is going to be for him. I’m not sure yet.”
The story went on to say that it's a different injury than what Carroll said after the game: Graham had “banged” his knee and that “he was okay, I heard.” Graham briefly left the game after being injured on a play with 11:15 to go in the second quarter but came back in and finished with 53 snaps, or 65 percent of the 82 total for the offense, a pretty usual total.
Eifert doesn’t know when he’ll be cleared to resume regular workouts or work in the May and June camps, but he says he’ll ready for training camp. He isn’t running full steam yet, but he’s been running enough that he feels he’s close to being in tip-top shape.
“I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time,” Eifert said. “I’m close.”
“It will be nice to have somewhat of an offseason to get ready for the year,” Eifert said. “Instead of coming into camp straight off of injury.”
When Eifert is healthy, well, the numbers say it.
There is that .650 winning percentage and those .54 TDs per game. That’s what eight-time Pro Bowler Antonio Gates has in 204 games. No one is near Rob Gronkowksi’s .77 TDs per game, but consider that Jimmy Graham is at .56, Jordan Reed at .43, one-time Pro Bowl MVP Kyle Rudolph at .36, Greg Olsen at .34, Travis Kelce at .29, 10-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten at .28, and Delanie Walker at .19, and you’re looking at a guy that scores with the best of them.
In 21 games over the last two seasons, Eifert has averaged 3.9 catches for 48 yards and 0.86 TD per game (on 5.8 T/G). That equates to 13.8 PPG (PPR), which is what Travis Kelce averaged last season as fantasy’s #1 tight end. It will be tough for Eifert to maintain that touchdown rate, though he did manage 0.82 TD per game in the 17 games over the last two seasons that A.J. Green also played, which underlines Eifert’s red zone role in the passing game. If his touchdowns regress, he’ll be hard-pressed to make up the difference in receptions or yards, since his targets are low, relatively speaking.
- Page 1