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Steelers sign Shayne Graham

Shayne Graham

Cleveland Browns kicker Shayne Graham (7) kicks a field goal out of the hold of punter T.J. Conley during minicamp practice at the NFL football team’s practice facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


The Steelers have made the official announcement that running back Jonathan Dwyer and offensive lineman Fernando Velasco are joining the team, confirming information that’s been previously reported while also adding another new face.

Pittsburgh has signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham in addition to Dwyer and Velasco. The team also announced that center Maurkice Pouncey, linebacker Larry Foote and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling have all been placed on season-ending injured reserve. All three were injured in Sunday’s loss to the Titans.

Graham’s addition is necessary because Shaun Suisham hurt his hamstring on Sunday and could miss a few weeks while he recovers. The Steelers are the 14th different team that has employed the well-traveled Graham at one point or another over the course of his career. Signing with the Steelers means that all four AFC North teams are now represented on that list.

He made 31-of-38 field goals for the Texans last season, but was cut by the Browns when they dropped to 53 players last month.