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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Redskins To Sign Kicker Shayne Graham, According To Report

In an attempt to give incumbent Graham Gano some competition in training camp, the Washington Redskins will sign former Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham, according to a report by Chris Russell of ESPN 980. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed the news in his post-practice press conference.

Graham was a mainstay as the Bengals' kicker for seven years from 2002 to 2009. He was released after a playoff failure in 2009 and spent time with the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots last season. Shanahan was satisfied with Gano despite a sometimes-erratic first season where he missed 11 field goal attempts, so the guess here is that Graham is there just to push Gano.

Gano is a native of Radford, Va. and attended Virginia Tech, so he is sort of a local guy.

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