Lions insist they have open kicking competition
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) The Lions drafted Nate Freese and signed Giorgio Tavecchio this offseason. Both players will compete for the kicking job through the summer, and the job is wide open even though the Lions invested a draft pick in Freese. 

"Both guys are thumping it pretty good," coach Jim Caldwell said per "Giorgio's doing a nice job and Nate's doing a nice job as well. So I think it will be a good, healthy competition."

Alex Henery called out on kickoffs
by Larry Hartstein |
(6/16/2014) Eagles special teams coach Dave Fipp said kicker Alex Henery has not been good enough on kickoffs, reports the Philadelphia Daily News. "He's got to get better on his kickoffs and long field goals. His kickoffs have not been up to par," Fipp said.

Mason Crosby has job locked up?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Packers kicker Mason Crosby had to fight for his right to boot field goals, extra points and kickoffs last summer, but doesn't have any competition for the job this summer. That's because Crosby hit a career-best 89.2 percent of his field goals. ESPN notes that on Tuesday he made 7 of 8 field goals

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