NFL News: Placekicker Shayne Graham re-sign with Falcons

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Shayne Graham currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. His contract was recently re-signed by the Falcons. Shayne plays as a placekicker for his team.

Graham’s deal with the Falcons was announced by the Associated Press in Atlanta.

The Falcons’ placekicker made 11 of 13 field-goal attempts and all eight extra points with Atlanta in 2015.

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Shayne Graham is an undrafted player in the league back in the 2000 NFL draft. The New Orleans Saints acquired him immediately after he became undrafted. His stint with the Saints was cut short after he was waived by the team in just almost two months of playing with them.

Graham is a 38-year-old journeyman who also played for 10 other teams in the NFL aside from the Saints and Falcons. These are the teams that he also suited up for in the league: Seattle Seahawks (2001), Buffalo Bills (2001), Carolina Panthers (2002), Cincinnati Bengals (2003-2009), New York Giants (2010), New England Patriots (2010), Miami Dolphins (2011), Baltimore Ravens (2011), Houston Texans (2012), Pittsburgh Steelers (2013).

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Shayne Graham had his longest tenure in NFL when he played with the Bengals for six years. This is also the team that showcased his potential when he earned a first-team All-pro in 2005. He is also a part of the Pro bowl that year with the team.

After Graham’s wonderful stint in Cincinnati, he bounced from team to team in the NFL. His inconsistent plays could be the main reason why a team did not invest in him for long, except when he was with the Bengals.

Graham is nearing the end of his career, and it is possible that next season could be his last in NFL.

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