Former Bengals kicker Shayne Graham is getting a lot of recognition in Cincinnati. Earlier this offseason, Graham signed a one-day contract to retire as a Bengal. Now, he’s getting a chance to help out in the coaching ranks during rookie minicamp.
Graham is actually preparing for life as Central Michigan’s new special teams quality control coordinator, and stopped by Cincinnati this week to gain some experience from Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons.
“He wants to get into coaching, and he’s kind of spending a weekend here observing with Darrin,” Lewis told My Dayton Daily News. “It’s good experience for him. Shayne’s a very bright young man, obviously. He’s been involved in those meetings, and now it’s all the other nine or 10 guys that you’re responsible for too when you’re a special teams coach.”
Graham, who was with Cincinnati from 2003-09, is the franchise’s career leader in field goal percentage at 86.76, having made 177 of 204 attempts. He also holds team records for highest field-goal percentage in a season (91.18 in 2007) and consecutive field goals made (21 in 2007). His 779 points as a Bengal rank second behind Jim Breech (1151).
Maybe the Bengals’ newest kicker, Jake Elliott, will beat some of those records by the time he’s done in Cincinnati.