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GIORGIO TAVECCHIO RUMORS

Lions cut K Tavecchio, CB Green, QB Franklin

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have decided to give seventh-round pick Nate Freese a chance to kick for them this season. Detroit cut kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, who was competing with Freese for the job. The Lions also released cornerback Jonte Green and put safety DeJon Gomes on injured reserve Monday with a neck injury to trim their roster to 75. Green was a sixth-round...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio among the Lions roster cuts

The Lions have completed their roster trim-down to 75 players ahead of Thursday’s 4 PM ET deadline according to DetroitLions.com. Two notable cuts include for 2012 6th-round draft pick CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio. Green, who played in 24 games over the past two season with the Lions found himself behind Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson, Cassius...
Via The Majors Detroit
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Freese Wins Detroit Lions’ Kicking Job

It looks like Giorgio Tavecchio’s missed 51-yard field goal opportunity inevitably cost him his job. Nate Freese hit a 55-yard shot during the Oakland Raiders preseason contest, and that was all the coaches needed to see. Tavecchio was supposed to be more accurate from long distance, but he was unable to beat out the rookie Nate Freese. Freese was questioned for his distance, but...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions get their roster to 75

The Detroit Lions finally make their roster cuts to get to the 75 man limit. The team released Giorgio Tavecchio which was probably the teams biggest cut. @ttwentyman: The #Lions have released FB Chad Abram, P Drew Butler, QB James Franklin, CB Jonte Green, CB Aaron Hester and K Giorgio Tavecchio. @ttwentyman: They also placed […] The post Detroit Lions get their roster to 75 appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
23 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Lions training camp report

Art Regner and Dave Dye discuss the issues surrounding the Detroit Lions' kicking game, as Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio continue to compete for the starting job.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Giorgio Tavecchio could still win kicking job

morning that kicker Giorgio Tavecchio had been released, it seemed that it was down to a two-man battle for that spot. However, even after releasing Tavecchio, the Packers haven't counted him out of the race. "We had a chance to visit this morning and what I told (Tavecchio) in a meeting, really, he's still part of the competition," coach Mike McCarthy said. "...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers release rookie kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The results would indicate that the Green Bay Packers just released their most accurate field-goal kicker. Despite making 86 percent of his attempts in training camp, the Packers parted ways Monday with Giorgio Tavecchio. This does not guarantee that Mason Crosby will be Green Bay's kicker this year for a seventh consecutive season, however. Crosby is now...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sergio? Packers' Giorgio Tavecchio hoping coach learns name soon

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Giorgio Tavecchio laughed it off, but it probably wasn't a good sign for the young Green Bay Packers kicker that coach Mike McCarthy didn't know his name.Sergio. That's what McCarthy called Tavecchio after Thursday's practice. Sergio is close to Giorgio, sure, but McCarthy would likely prefer that his bosses not refer to him as Mark in a public...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers' kicker preferred the other football

GREEN BAY, Wis. New Green Bay Packers kicker Giorgio Tavecchio had no interest in football growing up. He didn't watch it and he certainly didn't play it. Even a decade after moving to the United States, the Italian-born Tavecchio was still irritated by the sport as he reached his early teenage years. "To be honest, and I hate to say it, but I was the most anti-football...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

According to John Breech of CBS Sports, the Green Bay Packers have signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, who spent some time with the 49ers last season. After a shaky 2012 season for Mason Crosby, it looks like the Packers plan on having him compete for his job going into next season.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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