The Seattle Seahawks might be without tight end Jimmy Graham to start the season as he continues his recovery from a season-ending knee injury, ESPN reported Wednesday. Graham has started training camp on the sidelines. “Really we’re shooting for: Where is he at the start of the season?” coach Pete Carroll told ESPN. “And we’ll evaluate then on how much longer it may take, or he may be ready. We don’t know that yet. But he feels good.” Carroll told the Tacoma News Tribune last week that Graham was “right on the edge of getting back.”
Graham is an important piece to the puzzle that is the Seahawks offense. Seattle already lost Marshawn Lynch to retirement and now being down Graham to start the season isn’t exactly the best way to kickoff 2016. Luke Willson might have to step into the starting role really quickly. He caught 17 balls for 213 yards last year and had one touchdown filling in for Graham.