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  1. Looking at the Lions' kicking options

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions are at least exploring options at kicker, as colleague Adam Schefter reported the team brought in three veterans at the position to work out Tuesday: Rob Bironas, Garrett Hartley and Alex Henery. They might not be the only possib...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Parkey comes through in clutch

    Andy Jasner

    Cody Parkey came through when it mattered most. Despite missing a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles' rookie kicker converted his other three field goals - highlighted by a 36-yarder as time expired to help secure a h...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Nate Freese searching for consistency

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Throughout training camp and the regular season, throughout all of his inconsistencies so far, Detroit Lions kicker Nate Freese has remained remarkably consistent in one thing. He says none of this is actually affecting his co...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. Lions still mulling options at kicker

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Jim Caldwell didn't want to make any rash decisions Sunday after Nate Freese missed two field goals in Detroit's loss to Carolina. A day later, though, Caldwell didn't give Freese a ringing endorsement, either. "We're still ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Decision to keep Santos looks like bad one

    Adam Teicher

    DENVER - The Kansas City Chiefs might be the only ones who continue to believe that keeping undrafted rookie kicker Cairo Santos was a good decision. "No, I don't," coach Andy Reid said when asked whether the Chiefs regretted their choice of Sant...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Lewis still believes in Nugent after misses

    Coley Harvey

    CINCINNATI -- It was an uncharacteristic day for Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent. Seriously. He had never missed three field goals in a game before Sunday's sudden case of the shanks and hooks. Not in the 109 previous NFL games he played ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  7. Lovie Smith too conservative in Bucs' loss

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Don't blame the referees or the dazed rookie wide receiver. And don't try to write this one off on the kicker or the multiple injuries. What happened in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 19-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams has a culprit. It's ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  8. Reid: Chiefs to stay with struggling kicker

    Adam Teicher

    DENVER -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs' 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos: Santos to stay: Coach Andy Reid said the Chiefs would stay with struggling rookie kicker Cairo Santos. He missed a 37-yard field-goal a...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  9. Lions need to be able to count on kicker Nate Freese

    Michael Rothstein

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Detroit Lions might have a kicking conundrum for the second straight season. Rookie Nate Freese, who won the job during the preseason, missed two more field goals Sunday. He is now 2 of 5 on the season and his job could in a...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  10. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 3

    Mitch Sherman

    Another rough Saturday for the Big Ten, with just three wins in nine nonconference games. Here's what we learned: Kirk Ferentz won't soon live down that decision to call a timeout: Didn't coaches learn long ago that if they want to ice the kicker...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  11. Wild sequence for Aggies, Owls

    Sam Khan Jr.

    A 12th man saved Texas A&M three points. Then, more than 12 men took six away. In a wild sequence to end the first half of Saturday's game against Rice, the Aggies went from allowing three points to scoring six to scoring none. Rice kicker James H...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  12. Saturday special: Matt Bryant

    Vaughn McClure

    On Saturdays throughout the NFL season, we will feature a member of the Atlanta Falcons' special teams. This week it is kicker Matt Bryant, who nailed the game-winning field goal in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints. FLOWERY BRANCH,...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  13. Reed out, Forbath questionable

    John Keim

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Tight end Jordan Reed is out and place kicker Kai Forbath is questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Meanwhile, the Redskins' defensive line depth will be tested -- as expected -- with Kedric Golston doubtful. Re...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  14. Parkey makes immediate impact on Eagles

    Andy Jasner

    When the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Indianapolis Colts for a Monday night matchup, the game will carry some extra meaning for kicker Cody Parkey. The Eagles and Colts worked out a trade in the preseason, bringing Parkey to Philadelphia. Park...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  15. Kicker's growing pains are no surprise

    Adam Teicher

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In his first NFL game, Kansas City Chiefs rookie kicker Cairo Santos pulled an unlikely trick. His first field-goal attempt, from 35 yards, hit the right upright before going through. His second and final-field goal try, from 48 y...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  16. Carpenter gets AFC special-teams honor

    Mike Rodak

    It's been a good week in the Buffalo Bills' special-teams room. After punter Colton Schmidt was named ESPN's Punter of the Week for his debut Sunday, the Bills have another honor for their special-teams unit. The NFL named kicker Dan Carpenter ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014