Report: Jimmy Graham Staying In New OrleansOctober 20th, 2012
The task for the Bucs to slow down Drew Brees and the Saints just got a whole lot easier.
Mike Florio, the creator, curator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the Saints have left all-world tight end Jimmy Graham in New Orleans and he will not play against the Bucs Sunday.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that the team has decided to let Graham rest his injured ankle. He will not be traveling with his teammates to Tampa for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
The absence of Graham, who injured the ankle but kept playing 13 days against against the Chargers, puts more pressure on the rest of the offense.
And on the defense. With the bye week to improve a unit that has been overmatched and underperforming, first-year coordinator Steve Spagnuolo could have a few surprises for the Fighting Schianos. (Or is it Schianoes?)
LOL Joe loves that: The Fightin’ Schianos.
It was going to be interesting to see stud Bucs rookie safety Mark Barron battle Graham. Now, thankfully, that matchup will have to wait.