Mason Crosby confident he will be ready to kick in the season opener

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The Packers worked out five kickers Monday, but veteran Mason Crosby remains on track to return in time to play the season opener.

Crosby still is on the active/physically unable to perform list following offseason knee surgery.

“I’m hitting all the marks,” Crosby said after Tuesday’s practice, via Bill Huber of SI.com. “As of right now, this is six weeks out [from surgery], so that was kind of the goal was to be progressing and kicking more at this point. I hit a set inside today and felt really good. I’m just going to keep building off of that. The goal is obviously to be full-go and ready to go by Week 1.”

Since replacing Gabe Brkic, Ramiz Ahmed has shown he deserves a shot in the NFL. He made all four kicks against the Saints, and per Huber, Ahmed is 23-of-25 on field goal attempts at practice.

The Packers worked out Matt Ammendola, Cameron Dicker, Chase McLaughlin, Chandler Staton and Parker White, per the NFL’s personnel notice Monday. If they cut Ahmed, he surely will land elsewhere as the Cowboys and Jaguars are among teams in need of kicking help. That would leave Green Bay to find another kicker to add to the practice squad as insurance if they intend to do so.

Crosby has appeared in 241 consecutive games since 2007, the longest active streak, regardless of position, by 80 games.

He ranks 14th in NFL history with 1,806 points and 17th all-time with 370 field goals. He’s three field goals behind Hall of Famer Jan Stenerud for 16th all time. Only 11 kickers in NFL history have reached 400 field goals.

Crosby, though, missed nine field goal attempts last season as part of a myriad of special teams problems that prompted the hiring of Rich Bisaccia as special teams coach.

“He’s just a super-confident human being that knows exactly what he wants,” Crosby said. “I definitely like that. There’s just no guessing where you stand with Rich. That’s been real positive.”

11 responses to “Mason Crosby confident he will be ready to kick in the season opener

  1. I LOVE it when a plan comes together. This team is attempting to do something no other team has done in NFL history – win an unprecedented 14th World Championship. And for that we will need Mason Crosby at his best.

  2. Mason has made a ton of critical kicks for GB yet father time is looming around the corner.He is also among the last few older players that are close to AR. This will be a tough decision.

  3. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 23, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds a lot like the Packers plan to replace Adams with rookies
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    Umm…….this article has to do with Mason Crosby.
    You know…the Packers long tenured Kicker.
    I’ve heard lutefisk kind of dulls the brain, but try and keep up. 🤔

  4. For many seasons Packers fans have felt at ease when Mason comes on the field. Hopefully that will continue.

  5. gibson45 says:
    August 23, 2022 at 6:47 pm
    For many seasons Packers fans have felt at ease when Mason comes on the field. Hopefully that will continue.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    To be honest, I’ve watched Crosby with one eye open and one eyed closed whenever he has taken the field anytime in the last two years. Sentiment can only produce so much. Ted Thompson would make the change, his gut telling him “it’s time.” He wasn’t always right though! If Crosby feels good about the guy snapping the ball and the guy placing it, I’d say stick with him. At least one more year anyway.

  6. Crosby is 2nd to last among active kickers in FG%

    Mike Nugent fell off the list after being inactive last year.. his career FG% is .1 less than Crosbys… he lost his job NINE TIMES

  7. dont they have a new holder and long snapper?
    don’t want your season to come down to a missed field goal.
    that’d suck.

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