First round pick Brandon Graham missed the rookie portion of camp as the team and his agent worked on his contract. However, Graham said he felt like he was there thanks to another rookie defensive end.
“Well, I feel like I was there a little bit, because I talked to players every day, just to let them know that I wished I was there, let them know that I’m not being selfish, it’s just the business part of it, and they understood. I just felt bad because I wish I could be out there and I don’t want to feel like I’m better than anybody, but that’s just how it is. I talked to [Te’o-Neshiem] every night and he was just keeping me updated on plays.”