Report: Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is expected to play against Detroit _lowres


Despite reports he could miss two games with a shoulder injury, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will most likely play at Detroit on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Graham hurt his shoulder in the Saints' 37-31 overtime victory at home against Tampa Bay. He missed one practice this week, was limited in two others and on Friday called himself a game-time decision for the Saints (2-3) when they visit Detroit (4-2).

Graham leads the Saints with 34 catches for 376 yards and three touchdowns. He played most of last season with a hurt foot and elbow, and he still topped the Saints with 1,215 receiving yards and the NFL with 16 touchdown grabs.

It's likely Graham's role will mirror the one he had in a home win against Buffalo last October, when he lined up whenever the Saints were within about 20 yards of the opponent's goal-line. He caught three passes for two touchdowns on three targets that day