Falcons Sign K Shayne Graham, Waive LB Joplo Bartu



The Atlanta Falcons announced the signing of K Shayne Graham to a contract as well as the release of LB Joplo Bartu, who was placed on waivers.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Falcons planning to sign veteran K Shayne Graham to a contract on Thursday.

According to Schefter, Falcons K Matt Bryant is dealing with a quad injury, which explains why they’re considering bringing in another kicker for Week 12’s game.

Graham, 37, signed on with the Saints towards the end of the 2013 season and later re-signed a contract with New Orleans in February.

However, he was cut loose back in May.

Graham wound up converting 19 of 22 (86.4%) field goal attempts in 2014 to go along with 46 of 47 extra point tries in 2014. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 44 kicker out of 57 qualifying players last year.

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