Bengals to give Graham the boot over Facebook message?

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals aren’t expected to bring back kicker Shayne Graham because his franchise tag would cost too much. There is also some bad blood between Graham and the team after the kicker apparently ripped the Bengals on his Facebook page last year.

Graham was tagged by the Bengals last year for $2.483 million, and if they would chose to do so again this year it would be $2.814 million. After Graham was tagged last year, both sides tried to reach a multi-year agreement with no success. He goes into this offseason with a new agent, dropping Rob Roche in favor of David Dunn.

The lack of a new contract exasperated Graham. When the July 15 deadline passed, he ripped the organization on his Facebook page. We also never did find out if Graham thought if his two misses against the Jets in the AFC wild card playoff game were his last. Graham quickly left the locker room after the game and also ducked out of a side entrance the next day when players were departing for the offseason.

There might be nothing lamer than a kicker ripping an organization on his Facebook page. At least if he does it on Twitter, it’s considered hip and controversial. Doing it on Facebook makes him look like a 17-year-old girl that is angry because her parents wouldn’t give her the keys to their car for the night.

Shayne Graham says…I am sooooo mad about the Bengals 4 not giving me more $. Like, soooo mad. NBD though, bc I m going to ROFL when I kick well next yr. BBL…

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