Mason Crosby’s hold on the kicking job in Green Bay may not be secure: Havard Rugland, the Norwegian YouTube sensation known as Kickalicious, worked out for the Packers today.
Rugland wrote on Twitter that he thought the workout went well.
“Had a great workout with Green bay this morning. Thankful for the opportunity,” Rugland wrote.
After his self-made trick-shot kicking video went viral, the Lions invited Rugland to training camp. He performed well there and also performed well in live preseason action — games that were the first football games of his life. But the Lions decided to go with veteran David Akers as their kicker this season.
Now the Lions could have to face Rugland twice this year. The Packers, who have been searching unsuccessfully for someone to replace the shaky Crosby, may be the team to give Rugland a shot.