Inexperienced Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby might maybe presumably perhaps additionally just possess some competition this offseason.
The Packers claimed kicker Sam Ficken off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, the crew announced Monday.
Ficken signed a futures contract with the Seahawks in January. He became released by the crew this past Saturday, April thirteen.
Ficken frolicked with the Los Angeles Rams in each and each the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He made 2-of-3 area dreams and four-of-5 further gains in 2017 and then related on 1-of-3 area dreams and all 10 further gains sooner than being in the discount of in 2018. He also dealt with kickoff duties for the Rams in the four games between the two seasons.
An undrafted free agent out of Penn Relate, Ficken participated in the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs rookie minicamp in 2015 and became later signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars for coaching camp. He latched on with the Rams in 2017 after kicker Greg Zuerlein went down with an ruin.
Ficken put the college file at Penn Relate for many consecutive area dreams made (15). He made several snatch kicks, including the sport-winner in opposition to Wisconsin in 2012.
Ficken might maybe presumably perhaps additionally provide the Packers with competition this offseason for Crosby, who left out seven kicks and two further gains final season. The dilapidated kicker turns 35 in September and is coming into the final year of his contract in 2019.