By Matt Vensel
5:41 PM EST, January 2, 2012
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that with kicker Billy Cundiff returning to the lineup in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Shayne Graham’s stint with the Ravens may be nearing its end. Harbaugh said he would like to keep both kickers on the 53-man roster, but if the team needs to add a player for its playoff run, Graham will likely be the odd man out.
“As long as Billy’s healthy, he’ll be our kicker,” Harbaugh said. “I think we were really fortunate that Shayne was available, and I think if anything happens in the future and if he’s still available, I wouldn’t be surprised that if someone had an issue, they would pick Shayne up right away.”
With Cundiff sidelined with a calf injury in the Week 16 win over the Cleveland Browns, Graham made both field goal attempts. But he was inactive Sunday with Cundiff healthy enough to kick.
Harbaugh said the Ravens will hang on to both Cundiff and Graham “as long as we can,” but if they must make a roster move, “obviously [cutting Graham is] the direction that we would go.” Graham has kicked for four teams the past two seasons, converting 18 of 19 field goal attempts.
“Why he’s not holding onto a job right now, I’m not sure,” Harbaugh said.
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