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METAIRIE, La. -- The Saints have cut kicker Garrett Hartley after he missed a field goal and had another blocked this past weekend in a loss in St. Louis.

Hartley has been erratic much of the season, making only 22 of 30 field goal tries, which puts him ahead of only two kickers in the NFL in percentage of kicks made.

FOXSports' Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday afternoon that Shayne Graham would sign with New Orleans.

Earlier this year several kickers were brought in after some mid-season struggles. Among them were veterans Shayne Graham and Neil Rackers.

Coach Sean Payton has stood in his corner, at least publicly, but there was no such vote of confidence after Sunday's rough outiing.

Hartley is a hero to many Saints fans for his kick that put the Saints into the Super Bowl in 2010. He also hit several key field goals in the Super Bowl win over Indianapolis.

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