Kicker Michael Barnard had an impressive tryout with the Eagles last May
According to Bob McGinn, the Packers will try out kicker Michael Barnard on Monday. The 27-year-old graduated from Division III Fairleigh Dickinson in 2008, but he hasn’t been able to land a job with an NFL team.
For the first time in years, GM Ted Thompson appears willing to bring a second kicker to camp. That makes sense considering incumbent Mason Crosby is coming off a historically bad season. The six-year veteran from Colorado made only 21 of 33 field goals. His percentage of 63.6 was the worst in the league.
Barnard didn’t put up impressive numbers in college (16 of 27), but he’s been toiling at his craft for the past five years. And if his tryout last spring with the Eagles is any indication, all that hard work has paid off. According to Full Scale Sports, Barnard made 30 of 32 field goals on May 12, including two in a row from over 60 yards. Despite his excellent performance, Barnard wasn’t offered a c...