Tight end Jimmy Graham was in full pads and participating fully in pregame warmups Thursday, another step on his road to a return to game action.

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Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham took another step on his road to returning to playing Thursday night by participating fully in the team’s pregame warmup before the preseason contest against Dallas.

Graham, who suffered a patellar tendon injury on Nov. 29 against the Steelers, was in full pads and ran through drills a day after he also took part in some team drills during the team’s walk-through. After an intense series of sprints early in the day, Graham then took part in 11-on-11 fully-padded drills as well.

Graham, though, was officially listed as one of nine Seahawks who would not play.

Seahawks 27, Cowboys 17


The others were: WR Kasen Williams, CB Marcus Burley, RB Thomas Rawls, CB Trovon Reed, TE Nick Vannett, DT Jarran Reed, De De Angelo Tyson and DT Sealver Siliga.

All either have an injury or are still being held out while recovering from one. Rawls falls into that latter category. Like Graham, he is coming off of a major injury last year but is practicing regularly. Rawls also participated in the pre-game warmups in full pads.

One new addition to the list is Burley, who has been the backup nickel throughout training camp. It’s unclear what his injury is.

Among those making their preseason debuts, as had been expected, are safety Kam Chancellor, RB C.J. Prosise and OL J’Marcus Webb.