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Redskins Release Graham


Kicker Shayne Graham's poor performance in last Friday's preseason game vs. Pittsburgh has cost him his job with the Redskins.

The Redskins announced they released Graham on Sunday morning before training camp resumed.

The move was expected.

Head coach Mike Shanahan indicated that a decision had been made on Graham in his post-game comments.

"I hate to say something right after a game," he said. "I'll sit back here for a day and share what we do once we make a decision on what we are going to do. Obviously you look for opportunities in the game and Shayne didn't take advantage of those opportunities and Graham did."

Graham came on for the Redskins' first field goal of the game early in the first quarter. The offense drove downfield to the Steelers' 11-yard line.

Graham's kick sailed wide left – by a wide margin.

Late in the first half, Graham had another opportunity. The Redskins' offense had moved to the Steelers' 31 with five seconds left.

Graham came on for a 49-yard attempt. This time his kick sailed wide left.

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