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Saints hope to kick things in gear with Graham

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Shayne Graham is practicing with the Saints and happy to be part of something that matters.  While Graham made it clear he is not happy things went badly for Garrett Hartley, he has kept himself ready.  Graham was one of five kickers the Saints worked out in November just in case and ultimately the one who got the call.

The 36-year-old Graham has been in the league since 2000, when he began his career with the Saints, but was cut in the preseason. He most recently kicked with the Houston Texans last season and this is the longest in to a year he has gone without being on a team.  But Graham is happy he got the call and is anxious for whatever lies ahead in Carolina this weekend and the rest of the season.

If the Saints win Sunday, they will clinch the NFC South and a first round bye.  If not, they will likely be looking at a wild card berth and playing on the road where they have not had much success.

Graham has made 245 of 287 (85.4 percent) of his attempts during his career, with a long of 55 yards.

 

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