Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham 'ready to play in all situations'

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham played 17 snaps in Week 1, but the team is ready to ramp up his workload, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

"He’s ready to go," Carroll said ahead of the Seahawks' road meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. "He had his best week, and he’s ready to play in all situations."

Graham (ruptured patellar tendon) ran nine routes in Week 1 and was used as a blocker on the other eight snaps. He caught just one pass for 11 yards, but it came on the Seahawks' final, game-winning drive.

Against the Miami Dolphins, the Seahawks played with two tight ends on 11 of 78 snaps, or 14.1 percent of the time, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Luke Willson played 78 percent of the snaps.

The Seahawks are largely an 11 personnel (one running back, one tight end, three wide receivers) team with Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett. Given that Russell Wilson will be playing on a sprained ankle, they'll likely rely on a balanced attack and a quick passing game.

The team has said all along that it will bring Graham along slowly, but he appears set to see an increase in snaps and touches in Week 2.