|Bengals sign kicker Shayne Graham|
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|Thursday, 30 April 2009 11:26|
The Bengals said Thursday that Graham exercised his option to sign for one year at a salary equal to the average of the top five place kickers in the NFL in 2008.
Graham became a free agent after last season and was designated the team's franchise player in February.
The 6-foot, 205-pound kicker is entering his seventh Bengals season and his field-goal accuracy of 85.6 percent ranks him all-time fourth in the NFL.
Head coach Marvin Lewis says the signing doesn't preclude the team from talking to Graham about a longer-term agreement.
Graham holds the team record for field goals in a season with 31. 1/4