New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham to Begin Rehab Soon

By Dan Parzych
(Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)

With all of the controversy surrounding the bounty gate scandal, this season obviously didn’t go the way the New Orleans Saints were hoping it would as they were hoping to play on their own field in Super Bowl XLVII. Instead, the team started off the year on a rough note without Sean Payton on the sidelines and finished the regular season with a disappointing 7-9 record.

Hopefully, New Orleans will look back at this season and bounce back even stronger in 2013–especially with a healthier Jimmy Graham.

It was no secret that Graham was bothered by a wrist injury during the 2012 season and after having surgery to fix the wrist a few weeks ago–it appears the star pass-catching tight end is ready to get rehab under way and start working out again. When healthy, Graham is one of the most dangerous tight ends in the league as his size and strength give him an advantage over opponents. Not to mention not every tight end is capable of making catches like some of the league’s top wide receivers.

There’s no question the Saints will bounce back from this season in 2013 and as long as Drew Brees manages to stay healthy, they’ll have one of the league’s top offenses as well. Graham seems like the type of player that just keeps getting better each season and now that he’s going to be able to shake off this wrist injury, he could come back even stronger in 2013.

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