It appears the New Orleans Saints have potentially found themselves a serviceable kicker – for now. According to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football, the Saints have signed former All-Pro kicker Aldrick Rosas.
ESPN’s Field Yates reported on Thursday that New Orleans brought in three kickers for a workout. Rosas was the most notable kicker from the bunch, as the other two were Dominik Eberle and Alex Kessman.
Rosas began his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans before eventually joining the New York Giants. In 2018, he made 32-of-33 field goal attempts for the G-Men.
Unfortunately for Rosas, he was unable to replicate the success that he had in 2018. He made just 70.6 percent of his field goal attempts during the 2019 season.
The Giants released Rosas prior to the start of the 2020 season, opening the door for him to join the Jacksonville Jaguars. A change of scenery didn’t help very much, though. Last season, Rosas made 72.7 percent of his field goal attempts in six games.
Sounds like Aldrick Rosas had a good work out with the Saints. Kicker drought should be coming to an end today
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) August 20, 2021
New Orleans just needs Rosas to hold down the fort until Wil Lutz returns from his core muscle injury. He’s expected to miss a significant amount of time, which is why the front office has been scrambling for a replacement.
The Saints will get an extended look at Rosas over the next few weeks. Ironically enough, he could make his debut with the team against the Jaguars on Monday night.
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