Report: Chargers signing K Mike Badgley with Caleb Sturgis hurting

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The Chargers listed kicker Caleb Sturgis as limited in Wednesday’s practice with a quad injury and it seems there are concerns that he won’t be able to play against the Browns this weekend.

ESPN reports that the team is signing Mike Badgley to give themselves some insurance at the position. A corresponding move is not part of the report, but Sturgis is expected to remain on the roster and return to his role when he’s healthy.

Badgley went undrafted out of Miami after setting school records with 77 field goals and 403 points during his time with the Hurricanes. He spent preseason with the Colts and made all five field goals and all five extra points he attempted.

Sturgis is 9-of-12 on field goals and 8-of-12 on extra points so far this season.

3 responses to “Report: Chargers signing K Mike Badgley with Caleb Sturgis hurting

  1. Telesco’s firing of Josh Lambo has been a disaster. Last year the LA Chargers missed the playoffs after they blew-out Lambo for Koo who was a worse disaster. Lambo has been great ever since leaving the LA Chrgers. Telesco stated “we will fix the kicking problem this year!” They haven’t. They could have gotten Dan Bailey or even Janikowski, but no Spanos said “they cost too much…don’t sign ’em.” Telesco’s bad decisions are costing the LA Chargers again this year. You can’t reach the playoffs without a good place kicker.

  2. Mike Badgley should have had a starting NFL job right out of training camp with the Colts. he had a grreat Colts camp but he was’nt going to beat out Adam V. I hope he has a great camp so he gets some tape…big leg, accurate a,d young. Matt Macgrade was the other young kicker to come out of summer camp and he’s now with the Raiders.

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