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7 kickers the Vikings should explore signing with Greg Joseph struggling

The Minnesota Vikings are still seeing issues with the kicker position. They beat the New England Patriots on Sunday night by a score of 33-26, but he missed another extra point, bringing his total missed on the year to six.

In his three years as a kicker, Joseph has ranked in missed extra points

2020-3rd worst

2021-2nd worst

2022-worst

Fans and analysts have been begging for a new kicker but the options to get one aren’t talent-flush. Here are seven kickers that the Vikings should consider signing.

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A breakdown of where the Vikings units rank after 11 games

Sam Ficken

Aug 28, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans kicker Sam Fickens (4) awaits the snap and hold from punter Brett Kern (6) against the Chicago Bears at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

The former Penn State kicker is currently on the Detroit Lions practice squad. He hasn’t kicked in an NFL game since 2020, but has 28 games of experience. Over his career, he has made 35-48 field goals and 49-56 extra points.

Austin Seibert

Sep 18, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions place kicker Austin Seibert (19) attempts a field goal against Washington Commanders during the first half at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Junfu Han-USA TODAY Sports

Seibert is a former fifth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns and started the season as the kicker for the Detroit Lions. He was waived after playing three games for the Lions this season. In his career over four seasons, Seibert has made 44-55 field goals and 55-61 extra points.

Ryan Santoso

Aug 28, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants kicker Ryan Santoso (2) kicks a field goal during the second half as punter Jamie Gillian holds during the second half against the New York Jet at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The former University of Minnesota kicker and punter has not had a lot of experience kicking in the NFL but he has a big leg. He is 4-5 on field goals and 6-8 on extra…


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Publish date : 2022-11-27 00:24:11

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