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

Garrett Graham not making progress


Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham was held out of last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a hamstring injury after not practicing all week, and Ryan Griffin got the start at TE for the Texans with normal starter Owen Daniels also out. Daniels will most likely be out again this week, and it doesn’t sound like Graham will play this week either. He’s highly questionable, and there aren’t any significantly positive indications regarding his status for this week’s game against the Denver Broncos.

According to CSN Houston’s Dave Zangaro, Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips stated that Graham’s hamstring is “about the same as last week”, which isn’t good news at all. I mean, Graham wasn’t even close to playing last week after missing every practice session, so the fact that he still hasn’t made progress means that, like Daniels, he is unlikely to play this week.

It also means that Ryan Griffin is expected to get another start this week, and I think it’s good for the Texans, who are way out of it, to get extra looks at guys like Griffin. With Daniels, Graham, Ben Tate, and Case Keenum all injured, the Texans could be in for a rough day this week against the best team in the AFC.

Garrett Graham has 49 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns this season, and he is an excellent No. 2 TE.


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