Chris Ballard finally ripped the bandaid off on Tuesday as the Colts released kicker Rodrigo Blankenship.
We have signed CB Tony Brown to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived K Rodrigo Blankenship.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 13, 2022
It didn’t take long for Indy to have a couple of new legs battling it out for the right to kick in Jacksonville on Sunday.
The #Colts are signing kickers Chase McLaughlin and Lucas Havrisik to the practice squad, per sources.
So after cutting Rodrigo Blankenship, Indy adds two guys it knows — McLaughlin was there in 2019, Havrisik in rookie camp — and plan to elevate one for Sunday at Jacksonville
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2022
So who are the Colts new kickers? Chase McLaughlin should ring a bell for fans. McLaughlin kicked in 4 games for the Colts in 2019 going 5/6 including 2/2 from 50+, an issue with Rodrigo Blankenship.
New #Colts kicker Chase McLaughlin over his career:
Total: 37-49 ( 75.5% )
Long: 57 pic.twitter.com/iMSeC5DOJp
— KennyMoore4ProBowl (@Kenny4ProBowl) September 13, 2022
Havrisik is a rookie who spent 5 years at Arizona. In his Senior and 5th year for the Wildcats, he went 15/21 on FGs but has a cannon for a leg.
— Indy Source (@SourceIndiana) September 13, 2022
What should the Colts expect from their 2nd go around of a kicker battle in 2022? JMV was joined by ESPN Colts Writer Stephen Holder to discuss why a change at kicker was needed and the philosophy change in bringing in two kickers that are a little less accurate, but can consistently knock in long field goals.
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