There goes the Green Bay Packers big free-agent acquisition. Tight end Jimmy Graham will be down with a broken thumb with the season on the brink.
The Green Bay Packers big free-agent addition, tight end Jimmy Graham, is down for the count. Graham left the Packers’ loss to the Seahawks early on. The story is a broken thumb.
Tests today showed that Packers’ TE Jimmy Graham broke his thumb, per source. Team trying to figure out how long he now will be out.
How long? At this point does it really matter?
Graham has been solid, but not great this season. He has 34 catches for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Tough to pay a guy a $10 million annual salary unless he changes the game. Something we discussed earlier this week.
It’s probably not out of the question for the Packers to shut Graham down for the season. I would suspect they would wait a week to see if they can beat the Vikings on the road and possibly salvage their season before making that decision. While the Packers are more or less out of the playoffs at this point, a win over the Vikings would at least provide a glimmer of hope. And then you want Graham on the field when he’s available.
Continue to lose, who cares? Bring Jake Kumerow back from injured reserve and see what he’s got.
As far as the position, Lance Kendricks should line up as the No. 1 tight end now. This will also mean more opportunities for Robert Tonyan, who caught his first NFL pass — a 54-yard touchdown on Thursday night.
Marcedes Lewis is also on the roster, but he’s nothing more than a blocking tight end. He has only two catches this season.