The Cleveland Browns today signed kicker Shayne Graham as unrestricted free agent from Houston.
A veteran of 12 NFL seasons, Graham ranks fifth in NFL history with an 85.4% success rate on field goals. Originally signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in 2000, Graham has appeared in 155 career regular season games and converted on 245 of 297 field goal attempts and 368 of 373 (98.7%) PATs for 1,103 career points. Last year, he appeared in all 16 games with Houston and set a Texans’ franchise record with a career-high 138 points, which ranked fifth in the league. He connected on 31 of 38 (81.5%) field goal attempts and set a career-high with 28 touchbacks on kickoffs. Graham was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2005 season after he finished third in the NFL with 131 points, while connecting on 28 of 32 (87.6%) field goal attempts. He spent eight seasons (2003-09) with Cincinnati and set Bengals’ records for points in a season (131 in 2005), field goals in a season (31 in 2007) and field goals in a single-game (7 in 2007).
A four-year letterman at Virginia Tech (1996-99), Graham became the second player in conference history to be named to the Big East first team four consecutive seasons. He finished his collegiate career as conference’s career scoring leader with 371 points. Graham was named the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year after leading the conference and setting the Hokies’ single-season scoring record with 107 points in 1999. Born December 9, 1977, the 6-0, 210-pound Graham is a native of Redford, Virginia, and attended Pulaski High School in Dublin, Virginia.