The Jaguars have signed veteran placekicker Stephen Hauschka, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
After a string of unfortunate injuries, the Jaguars are without Josh Lambo, who may be the best kicker in football right now, and rookie backup Brandon Wright. Lambo injured his hip in the Jaguars' week two loss to the Titans and was subsequently placed on IR, so he'll be out for at least two more games. Wright suffered a groin injury the following week against the Dolphins and is day-to-day.
At 35 years old, Stephen Hauschka brings plenty of experience to the table. Best known for his six-year run with Seattle, Hauschka connected on 88.8% of his field-goal attempts for the Seahawks. Most recently, he spent three seasons in Buffalo from 2017-'19, where he didn't find the same level of success. Over the last two seasons, he made just 78.6% of his field-goal tries. He's remained accurate on extra points, making 96.6% of his point-after attempts with the Bills.
Still, after seeing such attrition at the placekicker spot, the Jaguars could have done far worse than landing a talented, albeit aging, Super Bowl champion kicker.
It remains to be seen how long the Jaguars will need to rely on Hauschka. As I mentioned, Brandon Wright could return sooner rather than later. Josh Lambo, on the other hand, will miss at least the next two games. He'll be eligible to be activated from IR following the Jaguars' week five contest with the Texans.
The Jaguars also signed former Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas to the practice squad. He's made 82.7% of his field goal attempts in his career.
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