Shaun Suisham gets four-year extension
by Larry Hartstein |
(10:25 am ET) Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham signed a four-year contract extension through 2018. He nailed 30 of 32 field goals last year, setting a team record with his 93.8 percent conversion rate.

Maikon Bonani is favorite for kicker job
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) The Titans will have a battle for the starting kicker job in training camp between Maikon Bonani and undrafted rookie Travis Coons

Bonani, according to the Tennessean, is the favorite to win the job.

Lions could be leaning toward Nate Freese over Giorgio Tavecchio
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/2014) The Lions could be leaning toward rookie kicker Nate Freese, on whom the team spent a seventh-round pick, over Giorgio Tavecchio, who has bounced around training camps the past two years, reports ESPN.

Tavecchio has the stronger leg. Freese is likely the more accurate kicker and, due to having a draft pick invested, would appear to be the favorite. 

Kai Forbath trying to stave off Zach Hocker
by Larry Hartstein |
(7/11/2014) Redskins kicker Kai Forbath has made 35 of 40 field goals the past two years, but he's been weak on kickoffs, producing just 14 touchbacks last season. Washington drafted Zach Hocker in the seventh round to compete with Forbath.

According to the Washington Post, Forbath has spent the offseason trying to improve on kickoffs. "That, and continued accuracy on field goals is the key to his job security," the paper said.

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