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BEN GRAHAM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lions place P Graham on IR, sign Harris

Punter Nick Harris has re-joined the Lions after the team placed Ben Graham on injured reserve with a calf injury. Harris spent eight seasons with Detroit from 2003-11 and was with the Jaguars last season. Harris was released by Jacksonville after the Jaguars drafted Pat Angerer in April, signed with Carolina and then was beaten out for the job by rookie Brad Nortman during the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions sign punter Harris

The Detroit Lions signed Nick Harris Tuesday to replace injured Ben Graham as their punter. Harris, 34, played with the Lions from 2003-10. He averaged 42.7 yards per punt in 11 games last season for Jacksonville. Harris was signed as a free agent during the off-season by Carolina, but released shortly before the opening game. Graham, 38, suffered a calf injury in the first quarter...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hanson replaces Lions P Graham after injury

Detroit punter Ben Graham has hurt his left calf in the first quarter Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, forcing the Lions to turn to kicker Jason Hanson to pull double-duty on special teams. Graham seemed to hurt the calf on a 38-yard punt that the Titans returned 65 yards for a touchdown on a lateral from Darius Reynaud back across the field to Tommie Campbell. That TD put Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Donahue, Graham still punting it out

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Other than in the secondary, theres really no more heated competition for a job with the Detroit Lions in the final week of the preseason than at punter. In one (coffin) corner is Ryan Donahue, an undrafted free agent out of Iowa who is in his second year with the Lions. He averaged 42.7 yards on 49 punts in eight games last season with Detroit. In other (coffin...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Graham, Donahue still punting it out

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Other than in the secondary, theres really no more heated competition for a job with the Detroit Lions in the final week of the preseason than at punter. In one (coffin) corner is Ryan Donahue, an undrafted free agent out of Iowa who is in his second year with the Lions. He averaged 42.7 yards on 49 punts in eight games last season with Detroit. In other (coffin...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign punter Ben Graham

The Lions on Monday re-signed punter Ben Graham to a one-year deal. Additional terms were not disclosed. Graham originally signed with Detroit on Nov. 15 and was the teams punter for the final seven games of 2011. Ten of his 28 punts for the Lions were downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Only three were into the end zone for touchbacks. Graham, entering his ninth season...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Graham gets second punting start

The former Australian rules punter gets another chance today to show what's he's got in the NFL. For more on Graham click here, here and here. Ryan Donahue is out for the third straight game with a quad injury.
Via Lions Blog
November 24, 2011  |  Discuss

Graham kicks in maiden Detroit win

The Detroit Lions defeated the Carolina Panthers 49-35 on Sunday, giving Australian Ben Graham his first win with his new...
Via Soccer News
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Aussie Ben Graham next in line to punt for Lions

The phone wasn't ringing, he was a 13-hour plane ride from home and had family obligations to meet, so Ben Graham hopped a flight back to Australia two weeks ago. His timing couldn't have been worse.
Via Lions Blog
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions sign punter Ben Graham to roster, defensive end Ugo Chinasa to practice squad

Detroit cut punter Robert Malone and replaced him with the former Aussie rules footballer, while starter Ryan Donahue remains sidelined.
Via Detroit Lions Football
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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