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T.J. Graham: 'I was running by the guy all day'

Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel has not looked T.J. Graham's way much through the first three games of the season.

Graham has been targeted just nine times on Manuel's 108 pass attempts, just 8.3 percent of the time. When the quarterback has looked the second-year receiver's way, they've connected just twice -- for 13 yards. Those two completions are just 3.1 percent of Manuel's 64 completions. 

Sunday against the Jets, Manuel targeted Graham a season-high five times, but on those plays, Graham caught just one pass for 5 yards.

"I was running by the guy all day. They tried to use the sideline to squeeze us, but if you can run by them, then you have the whole field in front of you," Graham said. "We're a very young team. I'm not trying to make excuses, but there's times when we're learning from that. Maybe next week. It's early in the season now. We've got plenty of games to make up for it." 

On the four passes targeted for Graham on Sunday that fell incomplete, blame can be shared equally between quarterback and receiver.

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