Jimmy Graham hurts shoulder in OT win over Bucs


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was without his best receiver for the the second half and overtime during Sunday's 37-31 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Tight end Jimmy Graham was ruled out for the game with a right shoulder injury and never returned.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the team believes Graham has a sprained shoulder, per a source informed of his condition. The Saints don't feel it's a major injury, but the tight end will be evaluated after tests Monday.

Graham took a hit to the shoulder in the second quarter. He went into the locker room for X-rays and never returned.

Graham caught two passes for 36 yards prior to the injury.

With the 2013 first-team All-Pro out of the lineup, Ben Watson and Josh Hill will pick up extra snaps in a sluggish Saints offense.

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