The New Orleans Saints still haven't decided on their kicker, according to coach Sean Payton, who said both Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke will get work in Thursday's preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
Payton stressed, however, that the fact the battle is still ongoing shouldn't be taken as a sign of any lack of confidence in the candidates.
When asked if New Orleans might look at kickers being released elsewhere, Payton said, "I think we feel pretty good about the two we have here."
There has been no clear leader based on the preseason games. The only miss so far has been an extra point attempt by Graham in the preseason opener, when the league was experimenting with 33-yard extra points. Graham is 4-for-4 on his field goal attempts, with a long of 39 yards this past Saturday night at Indianapolis. Dimke is 2-for-2 on field goal attempts, with a long of 45 yards this past Saturday. This is something to pay attention for those who have already taken a chance on Graham in drafts.