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Lions' kicker battle remains too close to call

Throughout training camp, the Detroit Lions' kicker battle between Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio has been pretty even. It's also been pretty even through the first half of the preseason. Neither player has been able to take complete control of the starting kicker job, and this position battle is still up in the air heading into the second half of the preseason. Here...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highs and Lows from Detroit Lions Second Preseason Contest

Another preseason game is in the books for the Detroit Lions, but this one ended up a 27-26 loss to the Oakland Raiders. As with most preseason games, this one was a story that a final score could not tell. The Detroit Lions came out the gates playing good football with their starters, on both sides of the ball. Oakland started their first drive with a few pass completions, and Lions’...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions at Raiders Preseason Preview: 5 Things to Watch For in Game 2

It’s week 2 in preseason play, and the Detroit Lions are off to Oakland to take on the Raiders in this week’s Friday night match-up. Detroit will be looking to noticeably improve from last week’s performance against the Browns, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The coaches will be expecting the offense to look more in-tune as well, as they will be broadening the...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' kicking competition heating up

If this kicking competition for the Detroit Lions comes down to making coffee for the veterans, Nate Freese is in serious trouble. His competitor, Giorgio Tavecchio, has impressed some of the vets like center Dominic Raiola by making them coffee in the locker room during training camp. "He's a coffee connoisseur," Raiola said. "He brings us beans from Italy. He...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Kickoff: Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns

August 9th, 2014. Not quite the big Monday Night Football game that Detroit Lions’ fans have been anticipating, but it marks a milestone for the Lions. A lot of people say that the preseason is meaningless, and I am going to shut down that talk real quick. For a 7-9 team like the Detroit Lions, or even a 4-12 team like the Cleveland Browns, the preseason is the last line for some...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Preseason Position Battles

All eyes are on the Detroit Lions as they begin the preseason at Ford Field, on August 9th. Many positions have already bee settled within the Detroit Lions depth chart, but quite a few spots on the roster will be won and lost over the next few preseason games. Position battles are brewing in positions that recently were not thought of as open. The Detroit Lions wide receiver position...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Lions, Packers, Saints, Titans, & Vikings

  Bills Rookie G Cyril Richardson got some more work with first-team offense at right guard on Friday. (Joe Buscaglia) Lions DT Ndamukong Suh caused havoc up the middle on Friday as the Lions’ defense outshined the first-team offense. (Michael Rothstein) Kickers Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio had their best day of practice on Friday as they combined to make 11 of 11...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions kickers are struggling in training camp

LThe Detroit Lions are finishing up their first week of training camp. There are already some interesting story lines developing throughout camp, including some positional questions. One position Lions fans have been spoiled at has been kicker. After the long careers of Jason Hanson and Eddie Murray, two of the most reliable kickers of all time, the Lions got used to great play from...
Via cover32 - Lions
19 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: special teams

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow for the special-teams units: FIRST DOWN Most of the focus this offseason has centered on fixing Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh's contract status and the cornerback situation. But there's another pressing issue not getting quite as much attention that will be crucial to the Lions'...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL News: Dan Carpenter signs away, Browns bring in Giorgio Tavecchio

We shared the news earlier today of two veteran kickers set to compete for the Cleveland Browns kicker job. Now, one is out of the running and the Browns are bringing along another youngster. Dan Carpenter, former Miami Dolphins kicker who has been cut three times in the last three weeks, opted instead to sign today with the Buffalo Bills. It appears that ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go: Packers Come Up Short in 30-8 Loss Against Kansas City

While starters for both teams stayed on the sidelines, the 2nd and 3rd string teams were left to battle it out in this Preseason finale. With roster cuts due August 31st at 6:00pm, this was the chance for players in the balance to make one final impression and hopefully make the 53-man team. This is very important for the players, but for the fans (myself more specifically), nothing...
Via Chicks in the Huddle
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go: Packers Come Up Short in 30-8 Loss Against Kansas City

While starters for both teams stayed on the sidelines, the 2nd and 3rd string teams were left to battle it out in this Preseason finale. With roster cuts due August 31st at 6:00pm, this was the chance for players in the balance to make one final impression and hopefully make the 53-man team. This is very important for the players, but for the fans (myself more specifically), nothing...
Via Chicks in the Huddle
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mason Crosby restructures contract, will make less in 2013

Mason Crosby beat out Giorgio Tavecchio and Zach Ramirez to retain his job as the Green Bay Packers' kicker. Now, Crosby will have to outperform the 2012 version of himself if he's going to get paid this season the way he expected to. Crosby accepted a restructured contract with the Packers that lowers his 2013 salary from 2.4 million down to 800,000. Crosby's new contract...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mason Crosby restructures contract, will make less in 2013

Mason Crosby beat out Giorgio Tavecchio and Zach Ramirez to retain his job as the Green Bay Packers' kicker. Now, Crosby will have to outperform the 2012 version of himself if he's going to get paid this season the way he expected to. Crosby accepted a restructured contract with the Packers that lowers his 2013 salary from 2.4 million down to 800,000. Crosby's new contract...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers kicker Mason Crosby takes a pay cut

The Green Bay Packers and kicker Mason Crosby agreed on a restructured contract Thursday, reports Brian McIntyre of Shutdown Corner. Crosby was scheduled to earn $2.4 million in base salary during the 2013 season.  Under the restructured contract, Crosby will earn $800,000 in 
Via Sports-Glory
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kicker Zach Ramirez cut as Packers whittle roster to 75

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It would appear that Mason Crosby has won the Green Bay Packers' kicking competition. As part of the Packers' roster cuts to get down to 75 players by Tuesday's deadline, Green Bay released kicker Zach Ramirez. After cutting their original challenger, Giorgio Tavecchio, on Monday, it leaves only one kicker left on the roster: Crosby. Crosby soundly...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kicker Zach Ramirez cut as Packers whittle roster to 75

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It would appear that Mason Crosby has won the Green Bay Packers' kicking competition. As part of the Packers' roster cuts to get down to 75 players by Tuesday's deadline, Green Bay released kicker Zach Ramirez. After cutting their original challenger, Giorgio Tavecchio, on Monday, it leaves only one kicker left on the roster: Crosby. Crosby soundly...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 27, 2013  |  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: 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

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

Three's a Crowd: Packers Add Kicker

Not convinced that Mason Crosby or Giorgio Tavecchio have earned the job, the Packers signed undrafted rookie Zach Ramirez to make it a three-man derby for the final week of camp.
Via gnb.scout.com
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: Aug. 25

Date: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 Practice Time: Noon (Total: 1 hour, 37 minutes) Movin' On Up: Kickers Mason Crosby and Zachary Ramirez In a practice that featured very little game-like action, the final period was an extended -- and very important -- field-goal competition. Just hours after the Packers signed 23-year-old Zachary Ramirez as the team's third kicker, he went...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers training camp report: Aug. 25

Date: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 Practice Time: Noon (Total: 1 hour, 37 minutes) Movin' On Up: Kickers Mason Crosby and Zachary Ramirez In a practice that featured very little game-like action, the final period was an extended -- and very important -- field-goal competition. Just hours after the Packers signed 23-year-old Zachary Ramirez as the team's third kicker, he went...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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