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Womens Trae Waynes Jersey , Jimmy Graham's impact on the offense has been obvious — in two very different ways.He caught just two passes for 8 yards in the season opener against Chicago, but the attention Graham drew allowed wide receivers Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison to have big days.Last week against Minnesota, Graham caught six passes for 95 yards and had a more direct role in the offense's production — and that's without counting a 12-yard touchdown pass that was wiped out by a holding penalty.After having been taken aback by the Bears' approach, Graham is hoping the Washington Redskins follow Minnesota's lead when the Packers travel to FedEx Field on Sunday."It's always nice to contribute and do your job and to be that guy that's looked upon to make big plays. We'll see," Graham said Friday in his first interview session with reporters since July 28. "I just want to come in and do my job. If that's block, pass protect or chipping, I'm going to do it to the best of my ability."With the attention the Bears devoted to Graham, Cobb (nine receptions, 142 yards), Adams (five catches, 88 yards) and Allison (five catches, 69 yards) all caught at least five passes and each caught a touchdown pass. With Graham getting more opportunities against Minnesota, only Adams (eight catches, 64 yards, one touchdown on 12 targets) had the ball thrown his way more often than Graham did.The Packers' prized free agent acquisition said he was surprised how the Bears were moving safeties away from the middle of the field to chip him at the line."I was like, 'Don't you want to rush the quarterback?' But that's what I feel like I'm here for, to kind of open things up, and if the middle's open, to punish them. And if they're going to close it down, then it's 1 on 1 on the outside," Graham said.Now, the Packers want to keep Graham going. Had his touchdown not been nullified by a holding call on guard Lane Taylor, Graham would have finished with seven receptions for 107 yards and a TD. That would have given him his first 100-yard receiving game since he had 103 for Seattle against Buffalo on Nov. 7, 2016."That's (still) a pretty productive day for a tight end. That projects pretty good if you project that out for a season Youth Adam Thielen Jersey ," offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said. "Obviously he had the one touchdown called back; (we) would love for him to score touchdowns. You can add that to this week's to-do list."The 6-foot-7 Graham provides a big target for Aaron Rodgers. Philbin said Graham has acclimated himself well to teammates."Having him in there, obviously, it opens up that window for me outside, it gets Cobb open on the other side and the middle, as well," Adams said about Graham. "It wasn't exactly a point of emphasis (leading up to the Vikings game), but we wanted to get our guy going."NOTES: Rodgers (left knee) was listed as questionable for a second straight week, though coach Mike McCarthy expects his quarterback to take part in the team's final practice on Saturday. It's the same plan that Rodgers followed last week before playing well against the Vikings. "So hopefully we can get out there tomorrow and have similar work that we had last week and we roll right into the game. That's the outlook," McCarthy said Friday. ... CB Kevin King (groin) is out for the Redskins game. CB Davon House (biceps) and LB Oren Burks (shoulder) are questionable, though both appear to be in line to play on Sunday. S Josh Jones (ankle) is questionable.Monday Open Thread: August 13, 2018 Merry Monday, everyone!Well, it’s a post-win-ish Monday. It’s preseason, so wins and losses don’t matter all that much, but what does matter is how the team looked on the field. Some individual players and position groups had some uncertainty going in (the O line, players returning after injury, etc.), and I think the performance we saw on Saturday was very encouraging. There were areas where the team needs to improve, but overall, they exceeded the expectations I had going in to the game. SKOL!Around the DN since our last open thread:Chris has the post-game wrap-up from Saturday’s win.Ted posted the Stock Market Report: Broncos.Wludford takes a look at Kyle Sloter, whose stock may be rising after Saturday.Dan Pearsons really don’t care, he’ll tell you why.The competition that never was may be over before it gets started, per Chris.Eric looks at five game-changing plays from Saturday’s matchup.The Daily Norseman NFL Pick ‘Em will be here soon, Chris has the details.Lucas Ailport gives some insight on RB Roc Thomas. I thought, as I’m sure many of you did http://www.thevikingsfootballauthentic.com/matt-wile-jersey-authentic , that he was the former lead singer for Matchbox 20, but I guess I was wrong. I don’t see any mention of it in the article.Jaylen Ramsey won’t be taking part in the Vikings/Jaguars joint practices, per Chris.Vikings news from other sources and news from around the league:At Vikings.com, catch Coach Zimmer’s post-game press conference, see Kirk Cousins speak with reporters after the game, and there are game highlights & lots more to sift through in the media vault.ESPN recaps the biggest injuries from week one of preseason play.Ben Goessling at the Strib notes Mike Hughes’ solid performance on Saturday,Jerrick McKinnon’s injury is not serious, per NFL.com.The Jaguars have placed one-week suspensions on Jalen Ramsey and Daunte Fowler for violating team rules, per USA Today.NFL.com has all the scores and highlights from week one of NFL preseason.We come to today’s media selection:It’s only a preseason win, but it’s still a win. My favorite open thread tradition is playing the Vikings fight song after every victory, so let’s play it for the first time this season, with many more to come. Strike up the band!Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new: No discussion of politics or religionNo feeding of the trollsThis isn’t a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the doorKeep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you mustSpeaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tagsNo pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employerIf you can’t disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go awayWhile navigating the open thread, just assume anything you read is sarcasm With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, & try the lutefisk