The New Orleans Saints likely will wait until pretty close to game time to decide if injured safety Malcolm Jenkins and tight end Jimmy Graham will play in Saturday’s playoff game with the Seahawks.
Graham has an ankle injury and Jenkins has a knee injury and neither has practiced this week. The Saints will hold a walk-though practice at Qwest Field in a couple of hours. I wouldn’t expect the Saints to let Jenkins or Graham do much in that practice and that’s largely due to the weather conditions.
As you might expect, today looks like the typical January day in Seattle. It’s raining, it’s cool and it’s foggy. My guess Jenkins and Graham will continue doing whatever rehab work they’ve been doing and the real test will come before the game tomorrow.
If Graham can't go, Jeremy Shockey and Dave Thomas will fill in. Neither has anywhere near the upside of Graham.