Sunday, November 7, 2010
Graham & Suisham kickers to watch
By Mike Reiss
CLEVELAND -- With kicker Stephen Gostkowski unable to finish Sunday's loss to the Browns after his leg tightened up, the Patriots could be in the market for a short-term replacement.
Two options are Shayne Graham and Shaun Suisham, both of whom were at Gillette Stadium for workouts in October as part of the team keeping its emergency lists updated.
The 32-year-old Graham, who kicked for the Bengals from 2003-2009, was with the Giants in one game this season as an emergency fill-in. The 28-year-old Suisham had his longest stint with the Redskins from 2006-2009, but he has not kicked in the NFL this season.
When asked about Gostkowski after Sunday's loss, coach Bill Belichick said: "His leg tightened up in the game. Obviously, he wasn't able to finish and kick, so we'll have to see."