Sources: Ravens, Graham close to deal

Updated: June 1, 2010, 11:33 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

After declining to draft a kicker, the Baltimore Ravens are close to signing one.

Baltimore is closing in on a one-year deal with former Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl kicker Shayne Graham, according to league sources.

If the two sides can finalize a deal, Graham would come into Baltimore's camp as the challenger to veteran incumbent Billy Cundiff.

Graham struggled last season, missing a 28- and 35-yard field goal in Cincinnati's wild-card playoff loss to the New York Jets. But the 32-year-old Graham, who has 10 years of kicking experience, also is the fourth most accurate kicker in NFL history.

Cincinnati is trying to replace Graham with NFL veterans Dave Rayner and Mike Nugent.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.

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