2014 Fantasy Football Team Preview: New Orleans Saints
JUN 3, 12:07p ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: May 19 / 12:06p ET
News: Graham was released by the Saints on Tuesday.
Impact: The 37-year-old converted 19-of-22 field goal attempts last season, finishing as the Saints' leading scorer. Nonetheless, it looks like the franchise will go in another direction, with younger options Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker competing for the starting gig.
Rotowire: May 19 / 7:08a ET
News: The Saints re-signed Graham to a one-year deal in February, but have since signed two more kickers, making for a crowded competition this offseason.
Impact: It didn't appear the Saints were eager to replace Graham after re-signing him this offseason when he was an unrestricted free agent, but the addition of young contenders, Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker, may signal otherwise. Graham has spent time with 14 NFL teams in 15 seasons but, despite a brief struggle in the middle of the year, converted 19-of-22 field goal attempts for New Orleans last season. Keep an eye on this competition, as the winner, backed by a Drew-Brees-led offense, will likely be worth a roster spot in most leagues.
StatsLLC: May 19 / 12:00a ET
News: The New Orleans Saints have cut veteran kicker Shayne Graham.
Impact: The 37-year-old Graham, a 15-year NFL veteran out of Virginia Tech, has played for nine clubs and joined the Saints late in the 2013 regular season. He spent all of 2014 New Orleans, hitting 19 of 22 field goals.