Bucs’ Graham goes on IR with torn Achilles’ tendon

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay running back Earnest Graham will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn right Achilles’ tendon.

Graham was injured during Sunday’s 24-18 loss to Chicago in London. He’s appeared in all seven games this season, starting the last two with LeGarrette Blount sidelined with a knee injury.

Graham rushed for 109 yards in a victory over New Orleans two weeks ago. He averaged 5.6 yards per carry this season, finishing with 206 yards on 37 attempts. He also had 26 receptions for 163 yards.

The Bucs have a bye this week. If Blount remains sidelined, Kregg Lumpkin likely will move into a starting role.

The team also announced long snapper Christian Yount was waived Tuesday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

Man Who Killed Wife, Put Photo on Facebook to be SentencedA South Florida man who fatally shot his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook could be sentenced to life in prison.
A Gearhead Embraces An Electric Car. Really.Car zealots are a unique bunch. The Ford people make fun of the Chevy people, the Chevy people love to tell the Ford people that their cars are Found On Road Dead and everyone makes fun of the Honda kids because of how they wear those sideways hats and because of VTEC, yo.

Listen Live