Friday January 23rd, 2015

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham indicated that he will use the Pro Bowl to help decide whether he needs shoulder surgery, according to a report from The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Graham said that as of Thursday there were no plans to undergo shoulder surgery but that it's something that's "still being debated." 

"It's something we talked about and is something that's still being debated," Graham said, according to the report. "This is kind of a trial to see where I'm at. I've had three weeks off and I've finally had some time to heal. It feels great, and I'm going to continue to do my rehab and get back to 100 percent."

Graham reportedly sustained a sprained shoulder in October but still played in every game. The 28-year-old caught 85 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Near the end of the season, Graham came under scrutiny for his play and how it was affecting the Saints' offense.

New Orleans went 7-9 and finished in second place in the NFC South.

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