Blair Walsh
Seahawks' Blair Walsh: Signs with Seattle
Blair Walsh, K, SEA
2/9/2017
News: Walsh signed a contract with the Seahawks on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Walsh struggled mightily in 2016, missing four extra points and making 12-of-16 field goal attempts prior to being released in November. Steven Hauschka, the Seahawks' kicker in 2016, will be a free agent upon the end of the league year, meaning Walsh could be set to handle the kicking duties in Seattle in 2017.

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Shayne Graham
Shayne Graham: Announces retirement
Shayne Graham, K, ATL
2/6/2017
News: Graham announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

Graham hangs up his cleats after kicking for 10 teams across his 15 professional seasons. The 39-year-old is most recognized for his seven-year stint with the Bengals, which included a Pro-Bowl selection in 2005. After going undrafted out of Virginia Tech in 2000, Graham finishes his career with an impressive 85.5 percent success rate on field goals and 1,260 total points scored.

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Stephen Gostkowski
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Will play in Super Bowl
Stephen Gostkowski, K, NE
1/30/2017
News: Gostkowski (illness) will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Falcons, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

Gostkowski dealt with a two-day stomach illness recently, which forced him to sit out Thursday's practice. Due to the nature of his absence, it doesn't seem like he'll be limited in any way for Sunday's important game.

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Randy Bullock
Bengals' Randy Bullock: Re-signs with Bengals
Randy Bullock, K, CIN
1/26/2017
News: Bullock was signed by the Bengals on Tuesday.

Bullock had an interesting 2016 season, taking kicks for the Bengals, Giants and Steelers, but ultimately wound up in Cincinnati for the season's last three games. He missed his only field goal attempt beyond 30 yards for the Bengals and did little to solidify himself as the team's kicker going forward. Consequently, Bullock could face competition for the starting gig in training camp, perhaps from second-year kicker Jonathan Brown, who missed most of his rookie season with a foot injury.

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Mason Crosby
Packers' Mason Crosby: Remains consistent this season
Mason Crosby, K, GB
1/23/2017
News: Crosby converted 26 of 30 field goal attempts and 44 of 47 extra point tries en route to 122 points during the 2016 regular season.

Crosby has now made at least 81 percent of his field goal attempts in four straight seasons since the disastrous 2012 campaign in which he converted merely 63.6 percent of the time. With the help of four double-digit scoring performances, Crosby finished tied for 14th league-wide in points, which came in spite of the Packers' offensive struggles during the middle of this season.

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Chris Boswell
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Three points in blowout loss to Patriots
Chris Boswell, K, PIT
1/23/2017
News: Boswell made his lone field-goal (23 yards) and missed his only extra-point attempt in Pittsburgh's 36-17 AFC championship loss to New England.

Just one week removed from setting an NFL playoff record with six field-goals, Boswell was a non-factor, going the entire second half of the game without an opportunity to put points on the board.

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Nick Rose
49ers' Nick Rose: Signs with 49ers
Nick Rose, K, SF
1/19/2017
News: Rose signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Thursday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Rose, an undrafted rookie in 2016, failed to make a roster in 2016 but he'll have a chance to compete with Phil Dawson for the job in San Francisco in 2017.

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Aldrick Rosas
Giants' Aldrick Rosas: Signs with Giants
Aldrick Rosas, K, NYG
1/19/2017
News: Rosas signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on Thursday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

Rosas had a tryout with the Giants in November but didn't end up making the team. With the team's current kicker, Robbie Gould, set to be a free agent this offseason, Rosas will have a chance to be the Giants' starting kicker in 2017.

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Brandon McManus
Broncos' Brandon McManus: Remains solid fantasy kicker in 2016
Brandon McManus, K, DEN
1/16/2017
News: McManus converted 29 of 34 field-goal attempts and 32 of 33 extra points across 16 games in 2016.

McManus, who notched 30 field goals last year, fell one successful kick shy of that mark in 2016, but didn't have a down year by any means. His 29 makes was good for 10th-most in the league and he never missed an attempt within 40 yards, outside of his lone miscue on an extra point. Now headed for free agency in the offseason, look for Denver to do all they can to bring lock down McManus for the foreseeable future.

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Josh Lambo
Chargers' Josh Lambo: So-so in 2016
Josh Lambo, K, SD
1/16/2017
News: Lambo converted 26 of 32 field-goal attempts and 42 of 46 extra points in 2016.

Special teams wasn't the peak of the Chargers' pride in 2016, and the kicking unit wasn't an exception. Not only did Lambo offer little to no dependability from far out, as made clear by his 0-for-3 mark from beyond 50 yards, the second-year player out of Marist also sent three kickoffs out of bounds during the course of the campaign, gifting great field position to the opposing team on multiple occasions. However, Lambo is still a young player and went 4-for-5 from beyond 50 yards his rookie season, so he could make for a bounce-back candidate in 2017 when he'll return to the Chargers on the last year of his current deal.

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