Shayne Graham. One of the most notorious names in Bengals history, right? Graham was once a golden boy for the Bengals, racking up then-franchise-bests in field goal accuracy, most field goals in a game and most points in a season for the Bengals. In the magical season of 2005, Graham was elected an All-Pro. But it all began to unravel for him in Cincinnati around the 2006 season and into the 2009 season. If you remember, Graham missed two critical field goals in the home playoff game versus the Jets in the 2009 campaign.
Since then, Graham has bounced around to a variety of teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and even the New England Patriots. Per multiple sources, Graham will come back to the AFC North to vie for the kicking job with the Cleveland Browns. Graham is entering his 12th NFL season.
The Browns were in desperate need of a kicker after they lost veteran mainstay, Phil Dawson to the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners themselves had kicking woes of their own last season with the erratic play of David Akers. The Bengals will now likely be facing their old kicker twice a year.