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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
David Gladow / New Orleans Times-Picayune
The New Orleans Saints thought they'd solved their kicker problems last offseason with the signing of Miami veteran Olindo Mare. As it turned out, the fun was just beginning.
Mare missed seven of his 17 field goal attempts (including four-of-five from 50-plus) on his way to a disastrous season -- which mercifully came to an end with a season-ending hip injury in December. Journeyman Martin Gramatica was signed, and while his kickoffs were a sore spot, he came on to make all five of his attempts (including three-of-three from 40-plus) and regain some notoriety for his post-kick celebratory leaps.
Predictably, the Saints chose to re-sign the excitable kicker today, meaning Gramatica and Mare will likely compete for the starting kicker spot in training camp. Full Story – Picayunehttp://blog.nola.com/gladow/2008/02/gramatica_signing_a_good_one.html