One month after losing kicker Phil Dawson to the 49ers in free agency, the Browns might have finally found his replacement: Shayne Graham. Cleveland signed the veteran kicker to a one-year, $940,000 deal on Monday.
Dawson had been the Browns placekicker since 1999, but he ended up leaving for San Francisco in mid-March, which put Cleveland in the market for a kicker.
The Browns will be the ninth team Graham has kicked for in his 12-year career. He has also spent time with Buffalo (2001), Carolina (2002), Cincinnati (2003-09), New England (2010), the Giants (2010), Miami (2011), Baltimore (2011) and Houston (2012).
Last season with the Texans, Graham connected on 31 of 38 field goals (81.6 percent) and scored a franchise record 138 points. Graham played a pivotal role in Houston's Wild Card victory over the Bengals, hitting four field goals in the Texans 19-13 win.
In his 12-year career, Graham has hit 85.4 percent of his field goals, ranking fifth all-time among kickers that have played for at least five seasons.
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