The Saints will now stick with undrafted rookie place kicker Brian Johnson, who they just signed from the Bears’ practice squad.
The New Orleans Saints will be without the kicker instead of Pro Bowl, Wil Lutz, for the remainder of the season.
Lutz, who had been designated to return from injured reserve last week, announced via social media that he suffered a setback during his recovery from surgery on a torso muscle and that he must “turn it all off” for the remainder of the season. .
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it! Congrats to Brian on his first game winner. New Orleans, you’re in good hands! pic.twitter.com/i68oqfVrRj
– Wil Lutz (@ wil_lutz5) October 26, 2021
The news is disappointing for a team of the Saints he was finally beginning to heal after being without eight starters for most of the first five games of the season.
The Saints will now stick with the undrafted rookie place kicker Brian johnson, who just signed from the practice squad of the Chicago Bears a couple of weeks ago. Johnson made his two field goal attempts in rainy and windy conditions on Monday night visiting the Seattle Seahawks –including the 33-yard lead in the final two minutes of the victory of New orleans by 13-10.
Johnson is the fourth place kicker to be used by Saints since Lutz underwent surgery in the preseason. The Saints made just one of four field goal attempts in the first five weeks – all, courtesy of Aldrick Rosas–, and Cody Parkey he also missed two extra point attempts.
When asked Johnson After Monday’s meeting regarding his mental process in a high pressure situation with the climatic factors against a hostile crowd, he said, “Don’t think too much about all those things. Don’t think too much, it’s just going out there to do what you want. I’ve done it many times before. “
Lutz has converted 86.6 percent of his field goal attempts in his five-year career, being chosen to Pro bowl in 2019.