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Saints bringing in kickers to try out


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Was kind of hoping to see John Hall on this list as well.....I guess I'm rooting for the drunk...ugh.




Embattled Saints kicker Olindo Mare on Monday accepted responsibility for two missed field goals Sunday that might have been the difference between victory and defeat.


But with immediate uncertainty regarding Mare's groin injury and his erratic play, the Saints will audition at least three more kickers today. League sources indicated Mike Vanderjagt, the most accurate kicker in National Football League history and someone whom the Saints worked out in March, is among those scheduled to work, as is former Dallas and Tampa Bay kicker Martin Gramatica. The agent for former Saints kicker Billy Cundiff confirmed Cundiff's scheduled workout.


Saints Coach Sean Payton said the team plans to work out a group of players today, some for practice squad help. He would not specify which positions.


'No excuses'


Edit: From the article it looks like there could be more kickers auditioning including John Huston.


List of available kickers:

John Hall

Mike Vanderjagt

Paul Edinger

Billy Cundiff

John Hall

Todd Peterson

Jose Cortez

Matt Prater

Ola Kimrin

Seth Marler

Jeff Chandler

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Don't you need an offense that can move the ball to get into FG range before a kicker is important?

Actually getting into range wasn't the problem last weekend...


4-2-CAR 2 (10:20) 2-O.Mare 20 yard field goal is BLOCKED (90-J.Peppers), Center-47-K.Houser, Holder-7-S.Weatherford, RECOVERED by CAR-31-R.Marshall at CAR 13. 31-R.Marshall to CAR 15 for 2 yards (86-J.Owens).


4-9-CAR 36 (2:19) 2-O.Mare 54 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Left, Center-47-K.Houser, Holder-7-S.Weatherford. d


The 20 yarder didn't get more than about 6-7 feet off the ground.

Also, heading into the Carolina game Mare was 1 for 3 on FG attempts.


He's making 42% of his FG attempts this year... not good when your team is struggling to gain any sort of momentum whatsoever.

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