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  Bears | Three players waived    Thu Jun 18, 04:08 PM

Chicago Bears QB Pat Devlin, TE Jacob Maxwell and PK Jeremiah Detmer were waived Thursday, June 18.

Footballguys view: Devlin followed Joe Flacco in college at Delaware, but he's struggled to find a home as a pro since he came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2011. His career is likely done after barely lasting a month in Chicago.

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  49ers | Sign three players    Tue Jun 16, 02:51 PM

Undrafted free-agents WR Mario Hull (Rice) and PK Corey Acosta (Southern Mississippi) and free-agent C Ben Gottschalk (Buccaneers) signed undisclosed deals with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday, June 16.

Footballguys view: Hull is the guy to watch here in super deep dynasty leagues. He was undrafted out of Rice, but his career seems to be trending in the right direction. In 2014, Hull set career highs in 32 catches for 621 yards and eight touchdowns.

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  Colts | Taylor Pontius waived    Tue Jun 9, 06:47 PM

Indianapolis Colts PK Taylor Pontius was waived Tuesday, June 9.

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  Buccaneers | Waive Andy Wilder    Tue Jun 9, 04:44 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Andy Wilder was waived Tuesday, June 9.


  Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay handles kicking duties    Thu Jun 4, 10:02 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Brandon Bogotay handled all the kicking duties during the OTA session Thursday, June 4, as PK Patrick Murray received a scheduled day off.

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  Dolphins | Caleb Sturgus injured during kickball    Thu Jun 4, 09:44 PM

Miami Dolphins PK Caleb Sturgis (thigh) sustained the thigh injury that will sideline him throughout spring practice during a team-sanctioned kickball game, a source confirmed Thursday, June 4.

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  Dolphins | Caleb Sturgis out for OTAs    Mon Jun 1, 01:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins PK Caleb Sturgis (leg) will miss the rest of the organized team activities because of a leg injury, according to head coach Joe Philbin.

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  Dolphins | Caleb Sturgis injured    Mon Jun 1, 01:09 PM

Miami Dolphins PK Caleb Sturgis (quadriceps) is not present at organized team activities because he suffered a quadriceps injury to his plant leg. The severity of the injury is not known at this point.

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  Dolphins | Coach confident in Caleb Sturgis     Sat May 30, 10:50 AM

Miami Dolphins PK Caleb Sturgis is still backed by the team even though he has ranked 28th and 29th in field goal percentage over the last two seasons, according to special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi.

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  Buccaneers | Brandon Bogotay signed    Thu May 28, 11:38 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed PK Brandon Bogotay (Browns) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 28.

Footballguys view: Just a team bringing in a camp leg to see if they have more options than just Patrick Murray and Mike Koenen.

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  Vikings | Blair Walsh contract talks    Thu May 21, 06:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh said there has been some communication between the team and his agent regarding a contract extension, but nothing has been finalized.

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  Saints | Two roster moves made    Tue May 19, 03:01 PM

New Orleans Saints PK Shayne Graham was released Tuesday, May 19. Subsequently, free-agent WR Lance Lewis (49ers) was signed.

Footballguys view: Lewis, a 2012 undrafted free agent for Washington, spent last year on San Francisco's practice squad. The former East Carolina receiver is a good underneath receiver who is fearless when running routes over the middle.

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Lance Lewis player page


  Saints | Zach Hocker signed    Sun May 17, 04:23 PM

The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent PK Zach Hocker (Dolphins).

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  Browns | Cleveland to have PK competition    Mon May 11, 01:16 PM

Cleveland Browns PKs Travis Coons and Carey Spear will compete for the kicker job this offseason, and the competition is wide open at this point, according to special teams coordinator Chris Tabor.

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  Browns | Garrett Hartley cut    Mon May 11, 01:09 PM

Cleveland Browns PK Garrett Hartley was released Monday, May 11.

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  Ravens | Justin Tucker may be tag option    Sat Apr 25, 09:28 AM

Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker could be an option for the franchise tag next offseason if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal before the tag deadline.

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  Ravens | Justin Tucker signs tender    Thu Apr 23, 01:50 PM

Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent PK Justin Tucker has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Redskins | Kai Forbath staying with team    Wed Apr 15, 10:49 PM

Washington Redskins restricted free-agent PK Kai Forbath posted on social media Wednesday, April 15, that he has re-signed with the team. The club has not yet confirmed the signing.

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  Bills | Dan Carpenter not cleared for workouts    Mon Apr 6, 06:29 PM

Buffalo Bills PK Dan Carpenter (undisclosed) underwent surgery this offseason and has not been cleared for full practice participation. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  Buccaneers | Lawrence Tynes files lawsuit    Mon Apr 6, 05:04 PM

Free-agent PK Lawrence Tynes (Buccaneers) has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in regards to a MRSA outbreak a couple years ago.

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  Ravens | Justin Tucker to receive extension?    Wed Apr 1, 06:52 PM

Baltimore Ravens PK Justin Tucker could still have his contract extended, according to owner Steve Bisciotti.

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  Browns | May draft kicker in 2015    Wed Mar 25, 02:42 AM

The Cleveland Browns may draft a kicker at the next NFL Draft in April. The kicking team currently includes K's Garrett Hartley, Travis Coons, and Carey Spear.

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  Titans | Ryan Succop returns to Tennessee    Fri Mar 13, 10:15 AM

Free-agent PK Ryan Succop (Titans) agreed to a three-year deal with the Tennessee Titans Friday, March 13.

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  Ravens | Justin Tucker receives tender offer    Mon Mar 9, 06:06 PM

Baltimore Ravens restricted free-agent PK Justin Tucker has received a second-round tender offer from the Ravens, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Tucker would make $2.356 million next season if he signs the offer.

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  Bengals | Mike Nugent staying with Bengals    Sun Mar 8, 08:09 PM

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent PK Mike Nugent has agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal to return to the team, according to a source.

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  Bengals | Bengals close to deal with Mike Nugent    Sun Mar 8, 02:00 PM

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent PK Mike Nugent is close to a two-year deal with the Bengals.

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  Redskins | Kai Forbath tendered by team    Sun Mar 8, 02:09 AM

Free-agent K Kai Forbath (Redskins) received a tender offer from the Washington Redskins. No discussions have taken place regarding a multi-year deal, however, with the restricted free agent.

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  Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski signs tender    Fri Mar 6, 05:48 PM

New England Patriots franchise free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski has signed his tender offer, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The tag is worth $4.59 million, and this gives him a one-year guarantee. Gostkowski loses leverage in long-term negotiations with this move.

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  Lions | Matt Prater re-signs with Lions    Fri Mar 6, 12:06 PM

Detroit Lions PK Matt Prater signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension Friday, March 6.

Footballguys view: Prater got booted from the Broncos last year and he ended up with the Lions for a few games. The Lions get a good kicker for a good price, and Prater gets to kick inside at Ford Field.

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  Jaguars | Sign Jason Myers    Tue Mar 3, 04:08 PM

Free-agent PK Jason Myers (AFL) signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, March 3. Details of the contract were undisclosed.

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  Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski receives tag    Mon Mar 2, 02:53 PM

New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski received the franchise tag Monday, March 2, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This move isn't uncommon for the Patriots. They placed the franchise tag on former kicker Adam Vinatieri twice (2002, 2005) during his time in New England. As a franchise kicker, Gostkowski will be paid $4.5 million this season, which is 120 percent of his 2014 salary-cap charge. The Patriots could alter that number if they're able to sign Gostkowski to a long-term deal.

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  Falcons | Matt Bryant gets extension    Wed Feb 25, 05:40 PM

Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant signed a contract extension Wednesday, Feb. 25. Details were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Giorgio Tavecchio signs    Mon Feb 23, 03:03 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed PK Giorgio Tavecchio to an undisclosed contract Monday, Feb. 23.

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  Lions | DET met with Matt Prater's agent    Sat Feb 21, 02:49 AM

Free-agent PK Matt Prater (Lions) had his agent meet with general manager Martin Mayhew at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 20.

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  Falcons | ATL has talked with Matt Bryant    Fri Feb 20, 07:07 AM

Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant and the team have had contract talks, but no substantial progress has been made. Bryant's agent will meet once again with the Falcons this weekend in Indianapolis.

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  Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski unlikely for tag    Tue Feb 17, 01:38 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski is unlikely to receive the franchise tag because impending free-agent FS Devin McCourty is a better candidate for it.

Footballguys view: However, if McCourty signs a long-term deal, Gostkowski could receive the tag, which runs at a price of around $3.75 million this year.

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  Falcons | Matt Bryant set to be free agent    Mon Feb 16, 07:42 PM

Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant is set to become an unrestricted free agent this March.

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  Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski may be tag candidate    Sun Feb 15, 12:36 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent PK Stephen Gostkowski could be a candidate for the franchise tag if the two-sides are not able to reach an agreement on a new contract.

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  Saints | Shayne Graham agrees to deal    Thu Feb 12, 06:40 PM

New Orleans Saints PK Shayne Graham signed a one-year deal Thursday, Feb. 12. Financial terms were not disclosed. At 37 years old, Graham will be competing with fellow PK Dustin Hopkins for the starting job. Hopkins was signed to a Reserve/Futures deal in 2014.

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  Bears | Jay Feely says Jay Cutler is not a leader    Thu Jan 29, 09:45 AM

Chicago Bears PK Jay Feely said QB Jay Cutler isn't a leader off of the field. 'That's not who he is. You're going to have a vacuum there,' Feely said on Mad Dog Sports Radio. 'So you have to know that as a general manager or a head coach, 'Hey, we're not going to have that leadership from this position, so we've really got to have other guys that are going to step up and are going to be our verbal leaders.''

Footballguys view: Feely is not saying anything people haven't thought for most of Cutler's pro career. The Bears seem to be "all in" with Cutler this year. Part of that (most?) is his $19.5 million in dead money for 2015. If Cutler doesn't get it done this year, the Bears could easily cut him before 2016 as there's only $3 million left in dead money on his deal at that time. It's a make-or-break year for Cutler.

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  Jaguars | Kasey Redfern signs Futures deal    Tue Jan 27, 05:31 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars PK Kasey Redfern signed a Reserve/Future contract Tuesday, Jan. 27.


  Giants | Chris Boswell, Ricky Stanzi sign    Wed Jan 7, 05:39 PM

The New York Giants signed PK Chris Boswell (Texans) and QB Ricky Stanzi (Texans) to Reserve/Futures contracts Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Footballguys view: Stanzi has a big arm but little accuracy. He's bounced around the league, and he's not a player to monitor even if you're in a super super deep dynasty league.

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  Dolphins | Zach Hocker signed to Futures deal    Wed Jan 7, 07:44 AM

The Miami Dolphins signed PK Zach Hocker to a Reserve/Futures contract Tuesday, Jan. 6.

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  Rams | Two players signed to futures deals    Mon Jan 5, 06:07 PM

The St. Louis Rams signed free-agent P Michael Palardy (Raiders) and TE Brad Smelley (Rams) to futures contracts Monday, Jan. 5. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Jaguars | Derek Dimke added    Mon Jan 5, 05:10 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed free-agent PK Derek Dimke (Jets) to a futures deal Monday, Jan. 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Jets | Sign three to Reserves/Futures contracts    Tue Dec 30, 04:45 PM

The New York Jets signed RB Daryl Richardson, P Jake Schum and PK Andrew Furney to Reserve/Futures contracts Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: In super super deep dynasty leagues it's not yet time to give up on Richardson (although it's close). The speed back could still make some plays for the Jets if called upon.

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  Browns | Two signed to Reserve/Future contracts    Tue Dec 30, 02:53 PM

The Cleveland Browns signed PK Travis Coons and PK Carey Spear to the reserve/futures list Tuesday, Dec. 30. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Saints | Seven return on futures deals    Mon Dec 29, 07:16 PM

The New Orleans Saints re-signed RB Edwin Baker, C Mike Brewster, TE Orson Charles, PK Dustin Hopkins, OG Andrew Miller, RB Toben Opurum and WR Willie Snead to futures contracts Monday, Dec. 29. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Bears | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Dec 28, 11:46 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared CB Albert Louis-Jean, DL Austen Lane, DT Brandon Dunn, OT Charles Leno Jr., FS Chris Conte, QB Jimmy Clausen, PK Robbie Gould inactive for Week 17.

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  Bengals | Mike Nugent probable    Fri Dec 26, 04:58 PM

Cincinnati Bengals PK Mike Nugent (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

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