FRISCO – In a wierd twist that speaks volumes in regards to the quirky nature of the NFL kicker recreation, Brandon McManus, the Denver Broncos’ kicker since 2014 and the last-remaining participant from their Tremendous Bowl 50 championship workforce, was released by the club on Tuesday morning.
So … McManus to Dallas? Nope. On Thursday the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him up.
And what’s Denver going to do to exchange the 31-year-old kicker who’s coming off a mediocre season however who has a powerful playoff resume?
Amongst their tryout prospects is Brett Maher, who expertise a renessaince in with the Dallas Cowboys final 12 months earlier than utterly flopping within the playoffs.
The Cowboys haven’t re-signed Maher, however have talked overtly about signing a veteran kicker. Particular-teams coordinator “Bones” Fassel has even named names, rattling off free agent candidates like Robbie Gould, Ryan Succup and Mason Crosby.
Effectively, perhaps now “Bones” ought to maintain one other press convention to notice that McManus loved a what can solely be termed a profitable nine-year run in Denver. He made 81.4 % of his discipline targets and 96.9 % of his point-after makes an attempt in 144 common season video games.
And within the playoffs? He made all of his 10 discipline purpose makes an attempt throughout the 2015 postseason, a run that included three discipline targets in Denver’s 24-10 win over Carolina in Tremendous Bowl 50.
McManus began that playoff run by drilling 5 discipline targets within the Broncos’ 23-16 over the Steelers within the AFC divisional spherical. McManus additionally made every of his three point-after makes an attempt throughout the Broncos’ most up-to-date postseason.
Dallas at present has Tristan Vizcaino as the one kicker on the roster for the continuing OTAs. The 26-year-old Vizcaino has some followers right here inside The Star. However it looks like the Cowboys are within the technique of taking severely the concept of a big-time leg right here. Is Dallas now “the highest touchdown spot” for McManus? We don’t know the place that data is coming from. However he ought to actually be added to the checklist.
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