Shayne Graham on Saints signing another kicker: 'All I can do is perform my best, try to protect myself and win the job as best as possible' _lowres

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham (3) and New Orleans Saints quarterback Luke McCown (7) react after Graham missed a field goal during the second quarter Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Carolina won 41-10.


Former New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham‘s long, winding NFL career isn’t over quite yet.

The 37-year-old, a man who has attempted a field goal at one time or the other for 10 different NFL teams, has been signed in Atlanta, Falcons coach Dan Quinn told local media on Thursday.

Graham made 19 of his 22 attempts for the Saints last year, but New Orleans released the veteran shortly after rookie minicamp, deciding to go with Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker instead.

Atlanta needed insurance at kicker after veteran Matt Bryant suffered an injured quadricep, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.