Shayne Graham

Last Sunday, New Orleans Saints kicker Shayne Graham became the first player in the 94-year history of the National Football League to suit for nine different teams in the regular season in his career (Ben Agajanian, a placekicker who was active from 1945-1964 also played for nine franchises, but one of the them was in the defunct All-American Football Conference, and another three were then in the American Football League). He replaced Garrett Hartley, who had been struggling of lately. Graham mark is more remarkable since he wasn't undrafted, and more than half of his 13-year career has been spent with one team, the Cincinnati Bengals. For the record, this are the teams and games tht Graham has spent in the NFL:


2001: Buffalo Bills (6 games)

2002: Carolina Panthers (11 games)

2003-2009: Cincinnati Bengals (110 games)

2010: New England Patriots (8 games)

2010: New York Giants (1 game)

2011: Miami Dolphins (2 games)

2011: Baltimore Ravens (1 game)

2012: Houston Texans (16 games)

2013: New Orleans Saints (1 game)


He also has spent time in the offseason with the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, which signed him just last September, but released upon the return of Shaun Suisham from injury


Mark Royals, a punter from 1987-2003; defensive end Karl Wilson, who played from 1987-1995; Jeff Brady, a linebacker active from 1991-1999; and Dave Rayner, a placekicker active from 2005-2011, shared the NFL record with Graham before last Sunday with eight teams played each. Other retired players who have been with 7 franchises are kickers John Carney, Eddie Murray, Joe Nedney and Doug Brien; punters Tom Tupa and Mitch Berger; quarterbacks Vinny Testaverde, Chris Chandler, Jeff Blake, Gus Frerotte and Steve Bono; wide receiver Andre Rison; wide receiver/return specialist Eric Metcalf and defensive tackle Steve Martin.