JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars they cut to Josh Lambo, the most accurate kicker in franchise history.
Lambo have been dealing with trust issues and had missed all three of his field goal attempts this season. He has not played since the team’s Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and had been having weekly competitions during training with Matthew Wright, whom Jaguars they signed for the practice team on September 27.
Wright kicked three field goals in Sunday’s 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins in London, including the 54-yard victory kick as time ran out. Head coach Urban Meyer said Monday that Wright “earned the right to be the starting kicker right now.”
Lambo signed with the Jaguars in October 2017 and his career field goal percentage of 91.6 percent is the best in franchise history (Josh Scobee, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, is second at 81 percent ). Lambo He was especially good at long distances, hitting 12 of his 13 attempts for 50 yards or more before this season, missing two attempts of more than 50 yards and ending his career with the Jaguars with 12 field goals in 15 long-range attempts.
Lambo has not been the same since a hip injury sent him to injured reserve twice last year and the Jaguars They ended up having six players attempt extra points or field goals, according to the Elias Sports Bureau that’s the most for an NFL team since the 1970 merger.
Despite Lambo I was healthy the Jaguars They started training camp with Aldrick Rosas – one of six kickers they used last year – also on the roster, but cut him off two days later. Lambo He had a bumpy camp and preseason, but the team stuck with him early in the season before signing Wright.