The New Orleans Saints said tight end Jimmy Graham didn’t practice on Wednesday as the team began preparations to host the 3-4 Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
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 Wednesday, he was in his black No. 80 jersey and a ball cap and stood on the sidelines as his teammates stretched in the 5-1 Saints’ practice facility before leaving.
Graham leads the Saints with 37 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns.
Other Saints who didn’t practice: defensive end Cameron Jordan (ankle), cornerback Jabari Greer (not injury-related), right tackle Zach Strief (ankle), defensive end Tyrunn Walker (knee), running back Mark Ingram (toe) and safety Roman Harper (knee).
Meanwhile, wide receiver Lance Moore participated in stretching and team drills for the first time in a while. Moore had been inactive with a hand injury since after Week 3.
Jordan, who leads the team in sacks with five and quarterback hurries with 24, stretched but left the field prior to individual drills, of which the media are allowed to view a portion. He injured his right leg in the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ game but returned.
Strief was seen stretching and participating in individual drills, and Harper was seen stretching.
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.
The Bills held five players out of practice Wednesday: running backs C.J. Spiller (ankle) and Fred Jackson (knee); defensive tackle Kyle Williams (achilles), linebacker Manny Lawson and quarterback E.J. Manuel (knee). Thad Lewis is starting in place of Manuel.
Raiders claim Martez Wilson
The Raiders claimed former Saints linebacker Martez Wilson off waivers Wednesday.
New Orleans waived Wilson on Tuesday to promote No. 3 quarterback Ryan Griffin from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Check back with The Advocate later for much more from Saints camp.