Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo questionable for Sunday
By David Levin
Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo has officially been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins due to a groin injury. The team announced on Friday it had signed kicker Kai Forbath as insure should Lambo not be able to compete.
The Jacksonville Jaguars had been able to rely on kicker Josh Lambo this season as their most consistent player on offense. Now that the kicker has been officially listed as “questionable” for the game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins due to a groin injury, the team may need to rely on the running game and passing offense to score when given the opportunity.
The team also announced it had signed veteran kicker Kai Forbath on Friday as an insurance policy should Lambo not be able to kick at TIAA Bank Field. In his career with the Jaguars, which dates back to the middle of the season in 2017, Lambo has not missed a field goal at home.
"“It happened yesterday [Thursday], so we just have to make sure,” head coach Doug Marrone said when he met with the media on Friday. “We don’t really know how it’s going to go. It’s not a lot of time between now and Sunday for an injury like that to occur. We’re just going to take it day by day and right up until game time.”"
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The injury is just another potential setback for the Jaguars, who appear to be running a M.A.S.H unit as well as a football franchise.
"Per Jaguars.com, “Forbath, who entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent with Dallas and first played with Washington from 2012-15, was most recently with Minnesota from 2016-17. He has made 116 of 135 career FGs (85.9 pct.) and 169 of 180 PATs (93.9 PAT pct.). In 2017, Forbath connected on 32 of 38 FGs (84.2 pct.) with the Vikings in the regular season and 3 of 4 FGs in the playoffs.”"
The Jaguars have also announced that Josh Wells has returned to the team after being placed on injured reserve with a groin injury from Oct. 12. It is expected Wells will start this weekend. Right Tackle Jermey Parnell has been ruled out of the game with a knee injury. This also means every position on the offensive line has been replaced this season with the exception of right guard where A.J. Cann will make the start.
"“He’s [Wells] been practicing and really done a nice job, like I said before. He was really playing the best he played prior to being injured,” added Marrone. “He has come back this week and has shown the same type of practice mentality, the same type of production. Obviously, we have to make a move here today, which we’re going to meet about and see what the best move for our team is to bring him up.”"
Jacksonville also announced that offensive lineman Josh Walker and rookie linebacker Leon Jacobs have been placed on season-ending injured reserve.