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K.J. Gerard

Cundiff beats Graham in competition for kicking job

Billy Cundiff's stay in Baltimore will last a little longer.

The 30-year-old journeyman who ended last season as the Ravens' kicker will begin this season in the same role as Cundiff beat out 32-year-old Shayne Graham, who was cut by the team Saturday.

Cundiff converted 15-of-20 field goals in 14 regular-season and playoff games last year, but the incumbent was thought to be the underdog against Graham, the fourth-most accurate kicker in NFL history who had been unceremoniously released by the Cincinnati Bengals in the offseason.

In the preseason, Cundiff appeared to take a slight lead. In training camp workouts at Westminster when reporters were permitted to watch,...