Street Talk Ravens cut Graham, promote Boren

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OWINGS MILLS — The Baltimore Ravens cut kicker Shayne Graham and promoted rookie center-guard Justin Boren from the practice squad.

They replaced Boren on the practice squad with speedy rookie wide receiver and kick returner Phillip Livas, a former Louisiana Tech standout.

Boren is a former University of Michigan lineman who went undrafted in April and was signed by the Ravens in July.

The Ravens got kicker Billy Cundiff back from a left calf injury Sunday and he kicked a 42-yard field goal in a 24-16 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Graham had kicked field goals of 48 yards and 43 yards against the Cleveland Browns with Cundiff sidelined, but became expendable once Cundiff returned.

"As long as Billy’s healthy, he’ll be our kicker," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday. "I think we were really fortunate that Shayne was available. I think if anything happens in the future and if he’s still available, I wouldn’t be surprised that if someone had an issue, they would pick Shayne up right away."

Graham has connected on 18 of 19 field goals as an injury replacement kicker who hasn’t earned a permanent job over the past two seasons.

"He did a great job," Harbaugh said. "Why he’s not holding on to a job right now, I’m not sure, but we were very fortunate for him to be able to come in and fill that gap for us."


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Aaron Wilson

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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