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Earnest Graham

36-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

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HT: 5' 9"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/15/1980  College: Florida  Show ContractHide Contract


Earnest Graham Contract Information:

Graham agreed to terms with the Buccaneers on a four-year contract extension believed to be worth $11 million in June of 2008.

January 18, 2012  –  Earnest Graham News

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Graham (leg) finished the 2011 season with 37 carries for 206 yards (a whopping 5.6 yards per carry) and two touchdowns along with 26 receptions for 163 yards in seven games played.

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Earnest Graham NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 28 10 132 563 4 4.3 - - - - - 23 174 7.6 0 33 - - - - - -
2009 29 13 14 66 0 4.7 0 0 - - - 14 109 7.8 0 22 - - - - - -
2010 30 TB 12 20 99 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 16 130 8.1 1 18 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 31 TB 7 37 206 0 5.6 2 0 1 0 0 26 163 6.3 0 31 0 0 0 0 1 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Earnest Graham Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 28 10 10.2 12.5 11.3 13 56 26 - - 2 17 5.3 1 - -
2009 29 13 1.3 2.4 1.9 1 5 1 1 0 1 8 5.0 3 0 0
2010 30 TB 12 3.2 4.6 3.9 2 8 8 6 3 1 11 7.2 3 2 1
2011 31 TB 7 5.3 9.0 7.1 5 29 4 0 0 4 23 5.3 1 1 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Earnest Graham – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

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Earnest Graham 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Earnest Graham: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Graham will miss the rest of the year with a torn achilles, a source tells Gregg Rosenthal of NBC Sports.

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Luckily, the Bucs could get LeGarrette Blount back after Week 8's bye. If Blount isn't ready to go, that means Kregg Lumpkin could end up carrying the load for Tampa.
Graham suffered a leg injury and was carted off the field the first quarter of Sunday's game, Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reports. According to the Buccaneers' official site, he will not return to the game.

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He fell to the ground while trying to accelerate in space, and the injury appears to be a serious one at this point. We'll await further information from the Bucs, but Kregg Lumpkin will see a spike in his workload as a result of Graham's injury.
Graham appeared to injure his right knee significantly while slipping on the turf in London in the first quarter Sunday.

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With LeGarrette Blount already out, the Bucs are down to Kregg Lumpkin.
With LeGarrette Blount (knee) listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, Graham is once again expected to carry the load for the Buccaneers against the Bears, the Buccaneers /team Website reports.

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Graham had 17 rushes for 109 yards and caught a pair of passes for 22 yards in Sunday's win over New Orleans.

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If LeGarrette Blount (knee) is unable to play in Week 6, Graham (hamstring) figures to be the Buccaneers' starting running back, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Graham is a bit banged up himself, but given his familiarity with the offense, and the fact that the team's other running backs have combined for nine career carries, he figures to be the top back should Blount sit out. Those looking for running back help, especially those looking for a replacement for Blount, would be wise to consider adding Graham.
Graham (hamstring) had five carries for 30 yards in Sunday's blowout loss at San Francisco.

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Graham (hamstring) is active for Sunday’s game against the 49ers.

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Graham (hamstring) returned to full practice Friday, the St. Petersburg Times' Stephen Holder reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks


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With the departure of Cadillac Williams, Graham is the early leader in camp to become the team's new third-down back behind LeGarrette Blount. Even if Graham wins the third-down back job he likely won't have much fantasy value except possibly in PPR leagues unless Blount were to get injured at some point in 2011.


Graham finishes up with just 14 carries for 66 yards and 14 catches for 109 yards in 2009 after being the starter at RB for most of 2007 and 2008. Graham saw use at both RB and FB in 2009 and may wind up as the starting FB/third RB for the team in 2010.


Graham was in the midst of a pedestrian season before a high ankle sprain ended things Week 11. He’s active in the passing game, but Warrick Dunn severely hampered his value. In 2009, he’ll have even more competition for touches, as free-agent signee Derrick Ward is now likely to have a large role – not only was Ward fantastic last year, he was given starter’s money. Moreover, Graham was still feeling the effects of the ankle injury in March, four months after suffering ligament damage. The injury should be fully healed come training camp, but Graham lost most of his value when Ward was signed.


A complete unknown at the time, Graham emerged from Tampa Bay's backfield last year after a series of injuries pressed him into duty. The result was 1,222 total yards with 10 touchdowns in just 10 starts. During an eight-game stretch over the middle of the season, (after becoming the team's starter and before he sat out the final two games when the Buccaneers' locked up their playoff seed), he totaled 962 yards with seven touchdowns and 37 receptions. Even so, that was all accompanied by an unspectacular 4.0 YPC season mark. While Graham's starting status isn't set in stone the way LaDainian Tomlinson's is, he's still the team's best option at running back. Carnell Williams' career is in doubt and journeyman Michael Bennett is of little threat to steal touches, but the Buccaneers did also bring in Warrick Dunn, who is a favorite of coach Jon Gruden. Dunn is 33 and averaged just 3.2 YPC last year, but he's still an effective pass blocker, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Gruden play him more than he should. Graham figures to get the majority of carries either way, and because he's also the main option at the goal line and in the passing game, he could be undervalued.


Graham has had some great games in August for the Bucs over the past few seasons, and if he ever gets to fill in for Cadillac Williams as the feature back, he'd be a great high-upside sleeper. However, barring the injuries to both Williams and Micheal Pittman that would give Graham that chance, he'll be used again as a blocking back and special teamer again this year.


Graham enters camp as the leading candidate for the third halfback job; he'll also help out on kickoff returns as well.


Graham has a chance to make the Bucs' roster as their fourth halfback. He may have a bit more fantasy impact as a return man in leagues that use that category.


Jon Gruden liked him in training camp in 2003 before he got hurt; he'll compete for a backup running back job in camp this year.