Last year, the Cincinnati Bengals were expected to use the franchise tag on receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh. But it would have cost nearly $10 million.
So they instead used it on kicker Shayne Graham, at a much lower one-year salary.
Now, with Graham’s one-year contract expired, they’re prepared to bid farewell to the man who has been their kicker since 2003 — and who missed two field goals in a playoff loss to the Jets.
WKRC-TV in Cincinnati reports that the Bengals will not re-sign Graham, who will become an unrestricted free agent on March 5.
Per the report, the Bengals worked out other kickers today, and they could soon be signing Dave Rayner.