Shayne Graham K NO 3 Days
Graham successfully converted his lone extra point attempt from the trial, 33-yard distance and he also nailed a 34-yard field goal in Friday's preseason game against the Titans. Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune still projects Graham to prevail in the competition with Derek Dimke for the Saints' kicking duties this season.
After Graham started last week's game in St. Louis, he ceded the start to Dimke in Friday's exhibition. Graham clanged one of his longer extra point tries off the upright last week, so it was critical he was perfect on Friday. With Dimke also perfect on two extra point attempts of his own - he did not try a field goal - the competition will likely continue into next week.
Shayne Graham K NO 11 Days
With the NFL experimenting with a 33-yard extra point attempt, Graham missed the extra point attempt off the left upright after the Saints first touchdown in the team's preseason opener in St. Louis on Friday night. Graham did, however, connect on a 37-yard field goal later in the first quarter and on the longer extra point attempt in the second quarter.
Graham has made 375 out of 380 extra point attempts in his career, but this missed kick likely stung, as Graham is in competition for the Saints kicker position with Derek Dimke. Dimke successfully converted a 37-yard field goal and the longer extra point in the second half. Dimke and Graham have both had solid camps, and the preseason games could serve as a tiebreaker. Still, coach Sean Payton has suggested that Graham will be tough to beat because of his consistency and experience. Despite the miss, Graham likely remains ahead in the competition but he would be wise not to miss too many more tries in the coming exhibition games.
Shayne Graham K NO 2 Months
Shayne Graham is considered the heavy favorite for the Saints placekicking job.
Shayne Graham K NO 6 Months
Saints re-signed K Shayne Graham to a one-year contract.
The Saints finally threw in the towel on Garrett Hartley in 2013, replacing him with 36-year-old Graham. Graham missed from 45 and 48 yards in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to Seattle, but went 6-for-6 in his other three games with the team. Assuming Graham beats out Derek Dimke -- and he should with ease -- he'll be in the fantasy football conversation in 2014.
Shayne Graham K NO 8 Months2 Comments
Saints signed K Shayne Graham.
Graham worked out for the Saints last month when they were browsing free-agent kickers with Garrett Harltey struggling. Hartley never improved and was cut Tuesday. Graham spent a week with the Steelers earlier this season but never attempted a kick. He made 31-of-38 field goals for the Texans last season.
Shayne Graham K NO 9 Months
The Saints worked out free agent Ks Shayne Graham, Derek Dimke and Neil Rackers on Tuesday.
Shayne Graham K NO 10 Months2 Comments
Free agents Ks Shayne Graham, Neil Rackers, and Justin Medlock will try out for the Texans on Tuesday.
Texans K Randy Bullock missed three field goals Sunday night -- the second time he's missed three kicks in a game this season -- and is just 13-of-21 on the season. Graham and Rackers have previously kicked for Houston.
Shayne Graham K NO 11 Months
Steelers released K Shayne Graham.
CB Isaiah Green was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Graham was no longer needed with K Shaun Suisham (hamstring) back to full health.
Shayne Graham K NO 11 Months
Steelers signed K Shayne Graham, formerly of the Browns.
35-year-old Graham will replace Shaun Suisham, who has a hamstring injury.
Shayne Graham K NO 12 Months
Browns released K Shayne Graham and K Brandon Bogotay.
Like a fantasy owners playing it smart ahead of Week 1, the Browns have left themselves with no kicker for now. Graham, who was just 11-of-18 from 41+ out last season, went 3-of-3 in the preseason.