Shayne Graham signs with Browns

Posted Apr 15, 2013

The Cleveland Browns have signed kicker Shayne Graham, the team announced Monday evening.

Veteran kicker Shayne Graham, previously a member of the Houston Texans, signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Monday night.

Graham comes to Cleveland after a career year in which he converted 31 of 38 field-goal attempts (81.5 percent) and set a franchise record with a personal best of 138 points in 16 games with the Texans last fall. In addition to having the fifth-most points in the league, Graham set a career best with 28 touchbacks on kickoffs.

Prior to joining the Texans, Graham spent eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-09, and earned a Pro Bowl nod in 2005 when he scored 131 points -- the third-most in the NFL that season -- and converted 28 of 32 field-goal attempts (87.6 percent).

In addition to his record with the Texans last fall, Graham is the owner of three Cincinnati franchise records: most points in a season (131 in 2005), field goals in a season (31 in 2007), and field goals in a single game (seven in a 2007 game).

Graham was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints out of Virginia Tech University, where he was the second player in Big East Conference history to be a first-team all-conference selection four straight seasons. He scored a team record 107 points during his final season in Blacksburg.

After his four-year career with the Hokies, Graham’s 371 points stood as the most-ever by a player in school and conference history.

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