Saints Kicker Shayne Graham & Linebacker Parys Haralson sign one - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Saints Kicker Shayne Graham & Linebacker Parys Haralson sign one-year deals

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - 15-year NFL veteran Shayne Graham completed his first full season with the New Orleans Saints in 2014.  On Thursday the 6-0, 210 pound kicker agreed to terms with the Saints on a one-year contract.

Graham signed with the Saints in 2000 as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech.  He ranks seventh in the NFL in field goal accuracy (85.5%) in his 15 years. 

He's connected on 266-of-311 field goal attempts with 9 NFL teams and has scored 1,219 points, tied for 35th in NFL history.

Last season Graham sent 19-of-22 field goal attempts (86.4%) right through the uprights and ended 2014 with 103 points, the Saints leading scorer.

Outside linebacker Parys Haralson also inked a one-year contract with the Saints, entering his third season in New Orleans.

The 6-0, 255 pound  Haralson after acquired by the Saints in 2013 from the San Francisco 49ers.

He was a fifth round draft pick by San Francisco from the University of Tennessee in 2006.  In 118 NFL games, the nine-year NFL veteran has started 88 games and has 380 career tackles (209 solo), 28 sacks, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

Haralson is a Flora, Mississippi native and played his high school football at Madison Central High School.


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