Saints tight end Jimmy Graham missed his second practice this week on Thursday as New Orleans prepares to host the 3-4 Buffalo Bills on Sunday, leaving his status in question for at least a little longer.
Graham came up limping after Drew Brees threw an interception early in the fourth quarter of New Orleans’ 30-27 loss to the New England Patriots on Oct. 13. Brees’ pass was intended for Graham.
There were media reports that Graham had an MRI on his foot last week, during which the Saints had a bye. On Thursday, coach Sean Payton said Graham is “day to day.”
“Tomorrow will be an important day for him,” Payton said.
Graham leads the Saints with 37 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns.
Aside from Graham, safety Roman Harper (knee), running back Mark Ingram (toe), defensive Tyrunn Walker (knee) and cornerback Rod Sweeting (hip) didn’t practice.
Ingram and Harper have been inactive since after Week 2. Walker was inactive in Weeks 2, 5 and 6. Strief was inactive in Week 6. Sweeting was a healthy inactive from Weeks 3 to 6.
Defensive end Cameron Jordan, who leads the Saints in sacks with five, and right tackle Zach Strief were limited in team drills on Thursday with ankle injuries after sitting out Wednesday. Wide receiver Lance Moore (hand) and safety Malcolm Jenkins (back) were full participants despite their listed injuries.
Additionally, cornerback Jabari Greer returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday due to reasons that were not injury-related.
Check back with The Advocate for more from Saints camp later.