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  Packers | James Turner picked up by Green Bay    Fri Jun 21, 12:05 PM

Free-agent PK James Turner (Lions) was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, June 20.

Footballguys view: The Packers have now brought in two kickers to compete with Anders Carlson. Greg Joseph, who has 4+ seasons as a starter, is Carlson's top rival in the battle, but Turner was impressing with the Lions before he was released to pick up UFL standout kicker Jake Bates. Turner was the kicker for the Michigan national championship team last season, but went undrafted in April.

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  Packers | Jack Podlesny off roster    Wed Jun 19, 04:00 PM

Green Bay Packers PK Jack Podlesny was released Wednesday, June 19.

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  Lions | James Turner gets the boot    Tue Jun 18, 04:40 PM

Detroit Lions PK James Turner was waived on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Lions | Jake Bates financials    Tue Jun 18, 03:13 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions PK Jake Bates signed a two-year contract worth $1.98 million - including a $100,000 signing bonus - on Tuesday, June 18.

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  Lions | Jake Bates expected to join DET    Sat Jun 15, 12:22 PM

Free-agent PK Jake Bates (Texans) is expected to sign with the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Bates might even get the same locker he had for the UFL Michigan Panthers, who played in Ford Field this spring. Bates will be in a kicker battle with Michael Badgley, and the winner will have fantasy value because they'll kick indoors for all but three games this year, cleaning up after one of the NFL's best offenses.

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  Lions | Jake Bates to ink two-year deal    Sat Jun 15, 10:00 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent PK Jake Bates (UFL) will sign a two-year deal with the Detroit Lions this week, according to agent Marty Magid.

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  NFL | Three teams interested in Jake Bates    Wed Jun 12, 01:37 PM

Free-agent PK Jake Bates (Texans) is receiving interest from the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. All three teams are looking to meet with Bates.

Footballguys view: Bates was a standout UFL kicker with makes from 58, 62, and 64 yards among his 17 conversions out of 22 attempts. He was kicking in Ford Field, so it makes sense that the Lions would be looking at him. The Packers could see him as an alternative to Anders Carlson, who missed six field goal attempts and five extra point attempts last year. The Ravens won't be replacing Justin Tucker, but Tucker won't see much work in camp or the preseason, and Bates could build his resume for another team to add him when they find they don't have a true winner in their kicker battle.

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  Commanders | Lucas Havrisik trying out    Wed Jun 12, 01:37 PM

Free-agent PK Lucas Havrisik (Browns) is participating in the Washington Commanders minicamp this week on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Havrisik was adequate at best making 15-of-20 field goal attempts for the Rams last year in nine games, but the Commanders want to bring in competition for Ramiz Ahmed after signing him last week. Ahmed is the only kicker on the roster following Brandon McManus release in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

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  Commanders | Matthew McCrane worked out    Tue Jun 11, 06:31 PM

Free-agent PK Matthew McCrane (Eagles) worked out for the Washington Commanders Tuesday, June 11, according to NFL Network's Bridget Condon.

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  Commanders | Washington taking a look at two kickers    Tue Jun 11, 01:42 PM

Free-agent PKs Jake Bates (UFL) and Andre Szmyt (UFL) were among a group of free-agent kickers who tried out for the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, June 11.

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  Commanders | Contract details for Ramiz Ahmed    Fri Jun 7, 12:44 AM

Washington Commanders PK Ramiz Ahmed was signed to a one-year deal with a base salary of $795,000.

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  Commanders | Washington adds Ramiz Ahmed     Tue Jun 4, 03:15 PM

Free-agent PK Ramiz Ahmed (UFL) signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Commanders on Tuesday, June 4.

Footballguys view: The Commanders needed a kicker after cutting Brandon McManus on Sunday. Ahmed spent part of the 2024 spring season with the Birmingham Stallions after Chris Blewitt was injured. Ahmed went 10-for-13, including 4-for-7 from beyond 40 yards. He holds the record for the longest field goal in USFL history with a 61-yarder after playing for both the Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals. He has never attempted an NFL field goal or PAT but did handle kickoffs in one game for the Packers.

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  Browns | Lucas Havrisik set free    Tue Jun 4, 02:47 PM

Cleveland Browns PK Lucas Havrisik was waived on Tuesday, June 4.

Footballguys view: Cleveland still has Dustin Hopkins and Cade York on the roster at kicker. Havrisik appeared in nine games for the Rams in 2023, connecting on 15-of-20 field goals and 19-of-22 extra points. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Colts (2022) and the Browns (2023).

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  Commanders | Brandon McManus let go    Sun Jun 2, 07:48 PM

Washington Commanders PK Brandon McManus was released on Sunday, June 2. The move comes in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the kicker.

Footballguys view: Washington had signed McManus to a one-year, $3.6 million deal this offseason, opting not to re-sign Joey Slye, who joined the Patriots. The Commanders will be in the market for a new kicker.

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  Browns | Dustin Hopkins recovered from injury    Sat May 25, 09:36 PM

Cleveland Browns PK Dustin Hopkins (hamstring) is recovered from the hamstring injury that he suffered last December, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski.

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  Browns | Lucas Havrisik signed    Mon May 20, 03:40 PM

Free-agent PK Lucas Havrisik (Browns) signed an undisclosed deal with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, May 20. QB Jacob Sirmon was waived.

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  Browns | Cleveland announces three transactions    Tue May 14, 04:59 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers OT Kellen Diesch was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, May 14. The Browns also signed free-agent WR Jalen Camp and waived PK Lucas Havrisik.

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  Rams | LAR signs six draft picks    Mon May 13, 07:14 PM

Los Angeles Rams third-round draft choice RB Blake Corum, sixth-round draft choice DT Tyler X. Davis, sixth-round draft choice PK Joshua Karty, sixth-round draft choice C Beaux Limmer, sixth-round draft choice WR Jordan Whittington and seventh-round draft choice OT KT Leveston signed four-year contracts with the Rams Monday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Coming off a productive career at Michigan, Corum is expected to complement Kyren Williams in Los Angeles. The question is whether the newcomer will become a limiting factor for Williams, who is RB8 on the Footballguys 2024 Draft Rankings. Williams finished last year as fantasy's RB7, but volume was the key to his success. At this point, Corum's possible impact is something to watch as the Rams enter training camp and the exhibition season.

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  Vikings | Three rookies ink deals with Minnesota    Sat May 11, 09:54 AM

Minnesota Vikings sixth-round draft choice PK Will Reichard (Alabama), seventh-round draft choice OL Michael Jurgens (Wake Forest) and seventh-round draft choice DL Levi Drake Rodriguez (Texas A&M - Commerce) signed four-year contracts on Friday, May 10. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Reichard is the all-time leading scoring in college football history, and he was the first kicker drafted in April. He only has to beat out 2023 all-XFL kicker John Parker Romo to start for the Vikings this season.

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  Jaguars | Three draft picks sign contracts    Fri May 10, 08:00 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars fifth-round draft choice CB Deantre Prince, fifth-round draft choice RB Keilan Robinson and sixth-round draft choice PK Cam Little signed four-year contracts with the Jaguars Friday, May 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Patriots | One-year deal for Joey Slye    Thu May 2, 06:07 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent PK Joey Slye (Jaguars) signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots Thursday, May 2, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Patriots | Joey Slye agrees to join New England    Thu May 2, 12:31 PM

Free-agent PK Joey Slye (Jaguars) agreed to terms with the New England Patriots on Thursday, May 2, sources said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Slye is expected to compete with PK Chad Ryland.

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  Jaguars | Joey Slye released    Tue Apr 30, 10:37 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars PK Joey Slye was released Tuesday, April 30.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh adds Matthew Wright    Wed Apr 10, 04:12 PM

Free-agent PK Matthew Wright (Panthers) signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, April 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Cameron Dicker signs new deal    Tue Apr 2, 05:04 PM

Los Angeles Chargers exclusive rights free-agent PK Cameron Dicker signed a new contract with the Chargers Tuesday, April 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Charlie Smyth contract update    Fri Mar 29, 04:13 PM

Updating a previous report, international free-agent PK Charlie Smyth signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints Friday, March 29. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Saints | New Orleans adds Charlie Smyth    Fri Mar 29, 01:19 PM

Free-agent PK Charlie Smyth - a Gaelic football club goalkeeper who is part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program - signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, April 29.

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  Packers | Greg Joseph bolts for division rival    Tue Mar 26, 12:23 PM

Free-agent PK Greg Joseph (Vikings) reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, March 26. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Packers | Greg Joseph bolts for division rival    Tue Mar 26, 12:23 PM

Free-agent PK Greg Joseph (Vikings) reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, March 26. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Browns | Browns reuniting with Cade York    Sat Mar 23, 01:31 PM

Free-agent PK Cade York (Giants) is signing with the Cleveland Browns, per source on Saturday, March 23. The terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.

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  Jaguars | Joey Slye to Jaguars    Mon Mar 18, 10:18 AM

Free-agent PK Joey Slye (Commanders) agreed to a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, March 18. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Commanders | WAS official signs two specialists    Fri Mar 15, 07:34 PM

Updating previous reports, free-agent PK Brandon McManus (Jaguars) and LS Tyler Ott (Ravens) officially signed with the Washington Commanders Friday, March 15. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed, but earlier reports stated McManus signed a one-year contract worth $3.6 million, while Ott signed a three-year contract worth $4.39 million.

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  Titans | Nick Folk returning to Tennessee    Wed Mar 13, 05:27 PM

Free-agent PK Nick Folk (Titans) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, March 13, worth $3.755 million, according to a source.

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  Eagles | Jake Elliott extension details    Wed Mar 13, 01:40 PM

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles PK Jake Elliott's contract extension is a four-year deal worth $24 million, per source on Wednesday, March 13.

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  Eagles | Jake Elliott gets extension    Wed Mar 13, 01:16 PM

Philadelphia Eagles PK Jake Elliott agreed to a four-year contract extension on Wednesday, March 13, the team announced. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Vikings | John Parker Romo joining Vikings    Tue Mar 12, 05:33 PM

Free-agent PK John Parker Romo (Bears) agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 12, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Broncos | Wil Lutz financials    Tue Mar 12, 03:27 PM

Updating a previous report, impending free-agent PK Wil Lutz (Broncos) reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $8.4 million on Monday, March 11.

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  Commanders | Brandon McManus headed for D.C.    Mon Mar 11, 11:16 PM

Impending free-agent PK Brandon McManus (Jaguars) has agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Washington Commanders, a source said Monday, March 11.

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  Broncos | Wil Lutz decides to return to Denver    Mon Mar 11, 05:10 PM

Impending free-agent PK Wil Lutz (Broncos) has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos Monday, March 11, after initially reaching an agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Jaguars | Wil Lutz no longer joining Jaguars    Mon Mar 11, 05:10 PM

Updating a previous report, impending free-agent PK Wil Lutz (Broncos) initially agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, March 11, but has now decided to reach an agreement with the Denver Broncos and will not be joining the Jaguars.

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  Jaguars | Wil Lutz heads to Duval    Mon Mar 11, 03:04 PM

Impending free agent PK Wil Lutz (Broncos) agreed to a three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to sources Monday, March 11. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Buccaneers | Chase McLaughlin re-ups for three years    Mon Mar 11, 11:08 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent PK Chase McLaughlin agreed to a three-year deal with the Buccaneers Monday, March 11. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Jets | Greg Zuerlein re-signs with Jets    Mon Mar 11, 11:04 AM

New York Jets impending free-agent PK Greg Zuerlein re-signed with the Jets Monday, March 11, on a two-year, $8.4 million deal.

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  Titans | Nick Folk to test the market    Sat Mar 9, 01:21 PM

Tennessee Titans impending free-agent PK Nick Folk is expected to test the free-agent market, per source on Saturday, March 9.

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  Chargers | LA Chargers tender two ERFAs    Fri Mar 8, 03:01 PM

Los Angeles Chargers exclusive rights free-agent PK Cameron Dicker and OT Foster Sarell were tendered one-year contracts on Friday, March 8. Financial terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

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  Texans | Ka'imi Fairbairn extended    Wed Mar 6, 11:52 AM

Houston Texans PK Ka'imi Fairbairn signed a three-year, $15.9 million extension Wednesday, March 6.

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  Jets | NYJ hope to keep kicker, punter    Tue Mar 5, 06:36 PM

New York Jets impending free-agent PK Greg Zuerlein and P Thomas Morstead are players the Jets want to re-sign this offseason.

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  Texans | Houston, Ka'imi Fairbairn talking deal    Sun Mar 3, 03:40 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent PK Ka'imi Fairbairn has been talking with the Texans about a new contract and there is optimism the two sides will reach an agreement, according to sources.

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  Broncos | No tag expected for Wil Lutz    Mon Feb 26, 05:49 PM

Denver Broncos impending free-agent PK Wil Lutz is not expected to receive the franchise tag this offseason, but the two sides are interested in multi-year contract, according to sources.

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  Lions | Michael Badgley signs contract    Thu Feb 22, 04:52 PM

Detroit Lions PK Michael Badgley signed a new one-year contract with the Lions Thursday, Feb. 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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