Jimmy Graham considered 'longshot' to play for Saints vs. Bills

Chris Graythen

The NFL's most dangerous tight end is likely out on Sunday against the Bills.

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is likely not to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Billsaccording to a report from the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Graham missed practice time this past week with a foot injury and was expected to be a game-time decision on Sunday. According to Rapoport, however, Graham is going to be a "longshot" to play, despite the fact Graham has yet to start warm ups for the game.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports provides some more insight into the injury and why Graham might be unlikely to play on Sunday:

Graham was the leading receiver in the NFL through the first six weeks of the season, and now sits just 35 yards behind league-leading Torrey Smith after the Saints enjoyed a bye week in Week 7. Graham has 37 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns, and is easily the league's most dangerous tight end receiving threat in 2013.

In his place, Benjamin Watson is expected to get the start. The 10-year NFL veteran has eight receptions for 110 yards and an interception this season for the Saints, after spending the past three seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET with coverage on CBS.

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