Colts will waive Rodrigo Blankenship

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Colts head coach Frank Reich called Rodrigo Blankenshipour kicker,” but that’s not the case any longer.

Reich added that “everybody gets evaluated” and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Colts’ evaluation of Blankenship has ended with a decision to waive the kicker. Blankenship missed a field goal in overtime of the Colts’ 20-20 tie with the Texans and also sent two kickoffs out of bounds during the game.

Blankenship signed with the Colts in 2020 was 45-of-54 on field goals and 52-of-55 on extra points in 22 total games with the team.

The Colts had a group of kickers that included Josh Lambo and Matthew Wright in for tryouts on Tuesday. Pelissero reports the team is expected to sign one or two of them to the practice squad.

15 responses to “Colts will waive Rodrigo Blankenship

  1. I remember wishing my team had picked this guy up while watching his rookie year. Crazy how quickly a kicker can fall off.

  2. This dude was money at Georgia. Not sure what happened to him. Hopefully he’ll catch on with another team.

  3. You have 2 jobs as a place kicker.

    Kick the ball straight and hopefully through the back of the endzone on kickoffs.
    Kick the ball through the uprights on FGs and PATs.

    Rodrigo failed both.

  4. xbam2 says:
    when all else fails blame the kicker…

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    If he’d kicked the FG to win, people would have forgave him for the _2_ kickoffs out of bounds (including 1 near the end of the game). But he didn’t. And now he’s gone. There’s only so much we can forgive.

  5. I thought the guy had been playing well for them the last seasons, is this because one bad game or he has been inconsistent before?

  6. Shankenship was extremely bad on Sunday, but this isn’t the first time he missed game winning FG, or other FG’s for that matter.

  7. Probably gets cut because everyone on the Colts KNEW they would win that game on a simple 42 yard FG after a heroic 17 point comeback.

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