New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is questionable for Sunday’s home game against the Buffalo Bills after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury but participating in a limited capacity on Friday, the team said.
Graham was seen stretching and participating in individual drills. He jogged, ran at top speed and leapt for at least one catch during a portion of the drills that were open to the media.
Graham has not addressed the media this week. He typically does that on Fridays.
Coach Sean Payton said the Saints would continue to evaluate Graham before making a final decision on his availability for Sunday.
Other Saints who are questionable include defensive end Cameron Jordan (ankle), right tackle Zach Strief (ankle) and running back Mark Ingram (toe). The Saints ruled out defensive end Tyrunn Walker, safety Roman Harper and cornerback Rod Sweeting.
Graham — who leads the Saints with 37 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns — 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.
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.
Jordan, who leads the Saints in sacks with five, and Strief were limited in team drills on Thursday and Friday with ankle injuries after sitting out Wednesday.
Check back with The Advocate for more from Saints camp later.