Murray's left knee injury opened the door for the signing of kicker Cody Parkey to the Browns, who'll take over the kicking duties Sunday against the Dolphins. Murray is no stranger to knee injuries, having torn his ACL of the same leg two years ago.
Parkey's signing with the Browns was expected after fellow kicker Patrick Murray was placed on IR with a left knee injury, leaving the team in need of a replacement. Throughout two seasons in the NFL, Parkey has made 35 field goals in 40 attempts and he also has yet to miss an extra point.
Parkey's potential last-minute signing comes after kicker Patrick Murray injured his knee during Friday's practice, putting his status in question for this weekend. As a result, the Browns need insurance at the position, thus explaining why Parkey, who's made 35 of 40 career field goals, could be their newest team member before long.
Murray's knee problem may require the Browns to bring in a kicker on short notice prior to Sunday's kickoff in Miami. Whether that transpires or Murray is ultimately able to play, Cleveland's expected offensive struggles could limit the scoring opportunities for whoever kicks for the team Sunday.
McManus nailed field goals of 23, 43, 33 and 35 yards on Sunday, his lone blemish being a 54-yard miss following the game's opening drive. With Denver's offense, again, having plenty of success in the middle of the field, but some struggles as they approach the goal line, McManus should be called on often this season.
Tucker has hit all five of his field goal tries this season, including four beyond 40 yards and two of 50 yards or more. That's progress for the All-Pro kicker. After going 10-for-11 on kicks of 50 yards or greater in the first two seasons of his career, distance has been Tucker's Achilles heel as of late, with a rate of just eight out of 19 in 2014 and 2015.
Putting up its first 40-spot since Week 15 of last season, the Cardinals took advantage of a plus-five turnover differential with 17 points immediately following Jameis Winston coughing up the ball. By proxy, Catanzaro was handed a number of opportunities, including field goals from 22 and 40 yards out, but his first missed extra point of 2016 took place after Marcus Cooper's 60-yard pick-six. With only two successful FG on the ledger, though, Catanzaro currently sits 19th in scoring among kickers, which is a far cry from his third place showing last year.
Crosby's production took a big hit after he posted a useful total of nine points in Week 1. He and the Packers will next square off against the Lions, a team he totaled just seven points against over two games in 2015.
Both of his field goal attempts were shorter than his extra point attempts, but it's good to see the veteran showing off some accuracy, even if it is from close range. Bryant is a good play Week 3 against the Saints.
Lutz converted on a 39-yard kick at the end of the first half, as well as a clutch 45-yard attempt that briefly tied the game late in the fourth quarter. Yet, Lutz directly contributed to the Giants' only touchdown of the game when, in the second quarter, his low kick was blocked at the line and returned for a touchdown. Lutz has plenty of leg and appears to still be in the good graces of the coaching staff, but he will need to clean up the miscues -- he also missed two field goal attempts last week -- if he hopes to retain the starting kicking job in New Orleans.