New Orleans Saints cut kicker and punter

Posted by Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune October 28, 2008 7:01PM

Kicker Taylor Mehlhaff, a sixth-round draft choice, has been cut twice by the club this season.

The Saints released kicker Taylor Mehlhaff and punter Ben Graham on Tuesday, according to league sources. No replacements have been announced.

Both positions have obviously been a huge source of frustration for the Saints. Mehlhaff was the team’s second kicker this year and their fifth kicker since 2006. He appeared in just three games, making three of four field-goal attempts and 9 of 10 extra-point attempts. The missed extra point Sunday against the San Diego Chargers in London was clearly the last straw for the left-footed rookie.

Ben Graham’s stay as the Saints punter lasted one game.

Graham appeared in just one game for the Saints on Sunday in London. He averaged 42 yards on three punts. He had replaced Steve Weatherford a week earlier.

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