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Garrett Graham not expected to play

Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) runs after a reception against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham hasn’t been able to practice this week due to a hamstring injury, but the Texans still haven’t ruled him out for today’s rivalry game against the Indianapolis Colts. Graham is going to be a game-time decision, but I don’t think anyone expects him to play. Yesterday, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport gave us some solid confirmation that Graham is not expected to play this week, and it looks like we’ll see Ryan Griffin suiting up as the Texans starting tight end.

Listed questionable on the injury report, the Texans are still holding out hope that Graham can play with Owen Daniels still unable to return (his status for next week’s game against the Denver Broncos is also in question). Graham is borderline-doubtful for this game, and it would be his first absence of the season.

Graham has hauled in 49 passes for 545 yards this season with five touchdowns, and he’s also had a string of four solid performances. Losing him today would be a tough blow for the Texans offense in their upset bid, and everyone should be planning on Graham missing today’s game. It will be interesting to see what Griffin can do, since he’s an intriguing rookie TE with pass-catching upside.

Topics: Garrett Graham, Houston Texans, Injury Report, Ryan Griffin

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