Jaguars to make use of kicker with no actual kicking expertise at any stage
The Jacksonville Jaguars are doing something to get out of their rut.
The workforce is utilizing its fifth kicker of the season on Sunday after selling Jon Brown to the observe squad earlier than the sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions. However Brown, in contrast to the veteran kickers the Jaguars have used beforehand this season, doesn’t have any regular-season NFL expertise.
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Brown had been on the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers rosters after going undrafted in 2016. He had performed soccer at Kentucky earlier than transferring to Louisville. He moved to soccer throughout his junior yr and was solely used for kickoffs.
Brown made the change after impressing a kicking coach in 2014. He admitted to the Courier-Journal in 2018 that he by no means kicked a discipline purpose or an additional level in a soccer sport on the skilled, school, highschool or Pop Warner ranges.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone gave Brown excessive reward when speaking to reporters earlier within the week.
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“We labored him out, he appeared good, and [I] guess we’ll simply need to see when he goes on the market on Sunday. However there is a distinction. I feel that the one factor about that place that I’ve form of discovered via my expertise is you’ll be able to go on the market and look good in observe however I feel it is an entire totally different ballgame whenever you go on the market on a Sunday after which the strain [be]comes concerned,” Marrone stated.
The Jaguars began the season with Josh Lambo, however he’s been on the injured reserve with a hip situation since Week 2. Brandon Wright, Stephen Hauschka and Aldrick Rosas have all come via however none of them have caught.
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Jacksonville is 1-Four this season.