Shayne Graham K NO 16 Hrs

Graham was perfect on all three of his field goal attempts, including a long of 48-yards, in Sunday's loss to the Lions. He also converted two extra point attempts.

After missing an extra point and field goal in back-to-back weeks, Graham has nailed three field goals each of the last two games for the Saints, putting to rest any concerns regarding his job security for the time being. Still, the Saints' offense has uncharacteristically struggled this season - though it still ranks tenth in the league in points per game - but things could continue looking up for Graham's prospects, as four of the team's next five games are at home, where the Saints have historically performed better.

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Graham made a 30-yard field goal and tacked on two extra points, but he also missed a 41-yard field goal in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

A week after missing an extra point, Graham shanked a field goal attempt early in the second quarter when the game score was only 7-0. Graham's miss certainly didn't cost the Saints on a night where the team simply got trounced, but he certainly didn't solidify his job security after a shaky outing last week as well. A changing of the guard still seems unlikely but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Saints bring in some kicking competition for Graham this week to shake things up. Stay tuned.

Shayne Graham K NO 30 Days

Graham missed one of his three extra point attempts and did not attempt a field goal in Sunday's win against the Vikings.

Graham likely has some leash after emerging victorious from a tight kicking competition this offseason, but he did himself no favors with a low kick that was blocked on an extra point attempt. More importantly, with the Saints' offense in a rut, Graham hasn't been asked to do much through the first three games, accumulating only 18 total points. Still, Drew Brees and company have accrued enough goodwill to think that better days lie ahead for the offense, as well as Graham, and a Week 4 matchup against a porous Dallas defense may be the ideal place to start.

Shayne Graham K NO 1 Month

Graham was perfect on his lone field goal attempt, a 27-yard kick, in Sunday's loss to the Browns. He also tacked on three extra points.

After a ten-point week in the season opener, Graham's duties were scaled back as the Saints offense put up a largely subpar showing in Cleveland. Returning to the Superdome for the first time in 2014, however, should once again spark the offense, as the team averaged 34 points per game last year at home.

Shayne Graham K NO 1 Month

Graham nailed his only two field goal attempts in Sunday's opener in Atlanta, successfully converting from 31 and 50 yards out. He also tacked on four extra points.

After a hectic week in which he was mysteriously cut and then subsequently re-signed, it was important for Graham to start off on the right foot, and he did just that with a perfect afternoon. With the Saints' offense looking like the juggernaut many expected entering the season, Graham should continue to be a useful fantasy option.

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Head coach Sean Payton confirmed that the Saints decided to release Graham to "buy time" until they could use their short-term injured reserve designation on rookie linebacker Khairi Fortt, which wasn't allowed until Tuesday, reports ESPN.com. Graham was re-signed by New Orleans on Tuesday.

Despite the unusual decision to release both Graham and offseason his kicking competition, Derek Dimke, on Saturday before eventually re-signing Graham, Payton gave Graham a ringing endorsement on Wednesday. "We felt like he won that battle, and we felt like it was pretty clear,"said Payton of Graham. After going through so many highs and lows with kickers over the past eight years, the Saints understandably wanted a veteran kicker in their quest for the second championship in franchise history. As such, Graham should be a boon for fantasy owners, as the Saints offense is expected to be once again one of the best in the league.

Shayne Graham K NO 2 Months

Graham re-signed with the Saints on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Last season, Graham didn't play until the Saints jettisoned Garrett Hartley doe ineffectiveness after Week 15. In four games, including two in the playoffs, he hit 6-of-8 field goals, with a long of 46, and 10 extra points.

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Graham and Derek Dimke were both waived by the Saints on Saturday, the team's official site reports.

As a result, the Saints do not currently roster a kicker, though in the wake of roster cut-downs there are plenty of options for the team to consider for the assignment.

Shayne Graham K NO 2 Months

Graham did not attempt a kick in Thursday's preseason finale against Baltimore, however, his competition for the starting kicker position, Derek Dimke, handled all the kickoff duties and converted a 49- and 23-yard field goal.

The writing appears to be on the wall that it will be the unproven Dimke, not the veteran Graham, who will handle kicking duties for the Saints to start the year. Assuming Graham is cut this weekend when rosters are required to be trimmed to 53 players, he will need to catch on with another team to have any fantasy relevance.

Shayne Graham K NO 2 Months

Graham was perfect on two traditional extra points, as well a 24-yard and 39-yard field goal in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts. In Larry Holder's most-recent 53-man roster projection, however, Derek Dimke is projected to prevail in the kicking competition with Graham. Dimke successfully converted a 45-yard attempt against the Colts

Though just one man's prediction, Holder's previous projections all had Graham starting the season as the Saints' kicker, but he now anticipates Dimke handling kicking duties for the team after watching Graham miss another kick in practice while Dimke drained his attempts. Rolling with the unproven but strong-legged Dimke would be a risk for the Saints given their championship aspirations, but, according to Holder, there's a reason why Graham has kicked all over the league the past few years. If Holder's prediction is incorrect and Graham does prevail in the competition, Graham should see plenty of opportunities backed by the Saints' high-powered attack.