The New Orleans Saints announced Tuesday that they have signed wide receiver Lance Lewis and terminated the contract of kicker Shayne Graham. The announcements were made by Saints' Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Lewis, 6-2, 207, comes to New Orleans after spending the entire 2014 campaign on the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers. Originally signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina in 2012, Lewis appeared in three games for the Redskins in 2013 after starting the season on their practice squad and was also on the Dallas Cowboys practice roster for Week 17 of that campaign
The Concord, N.C. native played two seasons at East Carolina and following his senior campaign, ranked first in school record books in touchdown receptions (22), third in receptions (149) and fifth in receiving yardage (1,716).
Graham, 6-0, 210, is a 15-year NFL veteran who was first signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000 out of Virginia Tech and has played for nine clubs. The 37-year old kicker ranks seventh in NFL record books in field goal accuracy (85.5%), booting 266-of-311 career attempts. Overall, in 173 games, he has scored 1,219 points, tied for 35th in NFL history.
In his first full season with the Saints in 2014, Graham drilled 19-of-22 field goal attempts (86.4%) and finished as the club's leading scorer with 103 points. He was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October based on his first three games in the month when he converted all nine of his field goal attempts and led conference kickers with 36 points.
Photos from the Saints Rookie Camp on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. New Orleans Saints photos.