Garrett Graham placed on active roster


May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham (88) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have activated tight end Garrett Graham from the active/non-football illness list to the active roster, Wednesday.

Graham is entering his fourth season in the NFL, coming off a year where he totaled 28 receptions for 263 yards and three touchdowns.

The reserve tight end played in 15 games in the regular season in ’12, where he averaged 9.4 yards per catch, with his longest reception being 30 yards. In the postseason, Graham caught two passes for 42 yards.

The former ’10 fourth-round draft choice was placed on the NFI list at the start of training camp due to a virus.

“(He’s) sick,” Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said on the first day of camp. “Actually, we didn’t even let him report (the first day). Garrett is very sick with some type of virus. He spent the day in the hospital. We’ll try to keep him away from everybody else.”

On Tuesday of this week, Kubiak spoke about Graham.

“You all saw him (Tuesday morning),” the head coach said. “He did work out, (but) he’s just down in his weight. Maybe before we finish up this weekend and I give them a break, we get something out of him with the rest of the guys, but he’s doing fine. It’s just getting his strength back.”

Graham played three seasons at Wisconsin with his final season being his best with 51 receptions for 624 yards and seven touchdowns in ’09.