Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Patriots to sign Jets helper Shayne Graham
The New England Patriots had competition in their search for an emergency kicker. The Detroit Lions also were in sudden need.
So the Patriots moved quickly. Ian R. Rapoport of the Boson Herald reports the Patriots will sign Shayne Graham (no relation) on Tuesday.
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski injured his leg in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns, forcing receiver Wes Welker to kick an extra point.
Graham is most known for his seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2005 but wasn't welcomed back for this season. New York Jets fans will remember him for missing both field goal attempts -- from 35 yards and 28 yards -- in their first-round playoff game.
Graham signed with the Baltimore Ravens, but was cut before the season began. He kicked in one game for the New York Giants when Lawrence Tynes was hurt.