Miami Dolphins Sign Veteran Placekicker Shayne Graham as Injury Fill-In

November 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Miami Dolphins will be without placekicker Dan Carpenter for the first time since the 2007 season, as a groin injury suffered in Friday's practice will keep the four-year veteran out of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.
As reported yesterday, the Dolphins brought in veteran free agents Shayne Graham, Rhys Lloyd and Jeff Reed for workouts. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Dolphins have opted to sign Graham after downgrading Carpenter from questionable to out on Saturday.
To make room for Graham on the roster, the Dolphins have waived cornerback Jonathan Wade. Signed on Nov. 1 to provide secondary depth and play special teams, Wade appeared in the team's previous two games but failed to register a tackle.

Graham originally attended Virginia Tech, where he left the school and Big East Conference as the all-time leading scorer and was a first-team All-Conference selection all four years.
Despite his collegiate success, Graham ...

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