Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com is reporting tonight an inside source said Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham has a torn Achilles tendon and will be lost for the season.
Tampa Bay is hoping to have LeGarrette Blount back after the bye-week but there are no guarantees Blount will be ready. A speedy recovery can’t come fast enough for the Buccaneers and Blount who suffered a MCL tear/sprain at San Francisco two weeks ago, as the only other active rostered running back is Kregg Lumpkin.
Rookies Mossis Madu and newly signed Chad Spann are both currently on the Buccaneers practice squad. Allen Bradford, who was released by the Seahawks last week and re-signed to their practice squad, is a possibility to be brought back by the Buccaneers due to his familiarity with the offense as the former USC star earned a roster spot out of training camp before being released to make room for Tanard Jackson.
Graham, one of the most popular figures in the locker room, had a 109-yard effort last week in the Buccaneers 26-20 victory over the Saints and was expected to carry the load until Blount’s return. But Graham’s durability has been in question as the former Gator has ended up on injured reserve each of the last three seasons.
On the season Graham rushed for 206 yards on 37 carries and had 26 receptions for 163 yards.
PewterReport.com will have more information as soon as it becomes available.