The full potency of the Seattle Seahawks‘ passing game may finally be explored this fall.
Head coach Pete Carroll revealed that tight end Jimmy Graham is back to full health after dealing with injuries during his two years with the club. Graham played all 16 games last season, but was working his way back into form after suffering a ruptured patellar tendon in 2015.
“Jimmy’s in no pain,” Carroll said recently via ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “He feels the best he’s felt in years. He’s in great shape. He’s already able to do everything he can think of. He’s working with Russell (Wilson) in the offseason. He’s throwing and meeting with him and working on stuff, which he couldn’t do any of that last year. He couldn’t run until we were into camp. So those kinds of guys, you can expect them to take a big step forward.”
Graham caught 65 passes for 923 yards and six touchdowns in 2016, emerging as a key weapon for the Seahawks’ offense. Now entering the upcoming season fully recovered from myriad ailments, he may continue his re-emergence as one of the NFL’s marquee tight ends.
By working out with Wilson at UCLA, Graham also appears to be getting on the same page with his quarterback as the Seahawks gear up to defend their NFC West title.
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