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Marvin Lewis: Graham has "demons of the last kicks"

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Shayne Graham has "demons of his last kicks" in Cincinnati.

Graham, who played for the Bengals from 2003 to 2009, missed two field goals in a playoff loss to the New York Jets in January. He signed a one-year deal with the Ravens on Thursday morning.

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"He had an opportunity to come back here and regain what he had here," Lewis told Cincinnati reporters. "Unfortunately he has the demons of the last kicks here when he didn't make them. He's got to overcome those demons and whether he could come back to this locker room and overcome them. That's what the fans remember around here is the kicks that he missed. I wish him good luck."

Lewis added, "The guy who got Shayne going was his coach (Darrin Simmons) and he had an opportunity to say 'Hey look coach I want to get this done and be a part of the team here.' and I don't think that's what he wanted to do. It worked out the way he wanted it to work out."

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The Ravens play at Cincinnati on Sept. 19, the second week of the regular season.

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