Tuesday Notes: Buccaneers to Be Without Earnest Graham on Sunday?

  • Calvin Johnson hurt his thigh against Carolina and "will be limited in practice this week."
  • Buccaneers running back Earnest Graham may be out for the season and will likely miss this coming Sunday's game against the Lions.  Graham rushed for 92 yards and caught 13 passes for 99 yards in last year's game between the Lions and Buccaneers.  Detroit won 23-16 to improve to 4-2.
  • All of the charges filed against Kalvin Pearson as a result of an incident in April have been dropped.
  • This is probably the only time I will agree with Rob Parker, but yes, Jason Hanson deserves better.  His 56-yard field goal in the Panthers game was awesome.
  • Drew Sharp is completely wrong in saying that going 0-16 is impossible.  Although there is always the chance that the Lions could pull off an upset and finally get a win, there is no guarantee that they will.  They are that bad, and going 0-16 is definitely possible.  The fact that Sharp thinks it isn't make me think the Lions will for sure go winless.
  • Dwight Smith is going to run at full speed today.  He has missed the last four games with a midfoot sprain.
  • Daunte Culpepper was scheduled to be a captain for this past Sunday's game.
  • Tom Kowalski doesn't think there is any credence behind the talk of Brian Billick coming to Detroit to coach the Lions.  That makes sense since no credible rumors will come about until it is determined who the general manager is going into 2009.
  • When Drew Stanton threw a touchdown pass to John Owens against the Jaguars two weeks ago, it was the first time either of the players had scored.  Both obviously want the football they scored their first TD with, but right now it doesn't appear that it has been determined who will get it.
  • Speaking of Stanton, Jim Colletto said he "did good" against Jacksonville.
  • The Eagles and Bengals played to a tie on Sunday, and Donovan McNabb didn't even know that was possible.  Wow.
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