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.
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