In expected news, the Jacksonville Jaguars have released kicker Jason Myers, who was in his third season with the team.
It turns out that Sunday’s performance against the Los Angeles Rams was in fact the final nail in the coffin for Jason Myers’ tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Myers went just 1-for-3 on field goal attempts, in the 27-17 loss to the Rams.
Myers finished his initial season in Jacksonville in 2015 making 87% of his field goals, but that make percentage has dropped to 73% in 2017.
In six games this season, Myers had only two games in which he didn’t have at least one missed field goal or extra point. That inconsistency proved to be too much for the Jaguars to continue moving forward with Myers as the kicker.
The team announced the roster move in a release today:
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Also in the release, the Jaguars have announced that the team has signed Josh Rambo to step in as the replacement for Myers. Lambo will now also be in his third season in the NFL. His first two seasons were spent with the Chargers.
Lambo in his two seasons with the Chargers had a 81.3% make percentage on field goals. Perhaps just as important, Lambo made 91.3% of his extra points in 2016. Extra points had been a tedious area for Jason Myers in his time in Jacksonville.
Looking ahead now, the Jaguars hope that Josh Lambo will be far more dependable than Myers was down the stretch in Jacksonville, and provide needed stability at the kicker position.