Saints checking out kickers and punters

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Last weekend may not have been a historically terrible one for NFL kickers, but that’s not stopping teams from making or considering changes at the position.

The Buccaneers parted ways with Kyle Brindza on Monday and Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the Saints will be looking at candidates to replace Zach Hocker. Hocker missed a 30-yard field goal late in regulation that would have won the Saints’ game against the Cowboys on Sunday night without the need to go into overtime.

Hocker called the miss “unacceptable” after the game and Saints coach Sean Payton referenced the need to “clean up that operation.” Hocker has missed three kicks so far this season.

Sunday’s game also saw Hocker pitch in as a punter after Thomas Morstead hurt his leg and Marvez reports that the team will also be looking at punters during a busy week on the special teams front in New Orleans.

4 responses to “Saints checking out kickers and punters

  1. He drilled a 51-yarder earlier in the game. Right down the middle, perfectly end-over-end. Was one of the prettiest field goals i had ever seen. Give him another chance

  2. Has anyone kinda felt that Morstead is kinda losing it. His strength has always been his kicking power but since they moved the kickoff up, thats no longer as valuable. And his punting is only nice if the offense is deep in its own territory. We dont seem to be coffin cornering people as much(truly deadly special teams play).
    Get it together Morstead, forget this cramping nonsense.

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