Falcons’ Ta’Quon Graham back at practice

Credit: Miguel Martinez

Credit: Miguel Martinez

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons defensive tackle Ta’Quon Graham, who sustained a season-ending knee surgery last year, was back at OTAs on Wednesday.

Falcons coach Arthur Smith, who spoke before practice, said the players coming off of injured reserve all have different return-to-play plans. Graham was seen in warmups, but didn’t take part in 11-on-11 action.

Graham was injured in the 27-24 win over the Bears on Nov. 20. He went down with a left knee medial collateral ligament injury in the second quarter. He was carted off the field.

Graham had stepped forward to help stabilize the defensive line and give defensive end Grady Jarrett some help up front. He beat out Marlon Davidson for the position. Davidson was released and signed with the 49ers this offseason.

Graham played in 48 games with 24 starts from 2017-20 at Texas. He was the 148th player picked in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL draft.

Graham, 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds, started nine of 11 games last season and played 471 defensive snaps (62%). He had 34 tackles and eight quarterback hits.

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