The Los Angeles Rams are dealing with a kicker problem, but that problem might be solved as the team is considering bringing in longtime veteran kicker Mason Crosby.
NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo tweeted on Wednesday morning that the Rams were working out multiple kickers, including Mason Crosby, who had played his first 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
The #Rams are working out a group of kickers today, including former #Packers mainstay Mason Crosby, sources say. Crosby?s entire 16-year career to this point was spent in Green Bay. For the first time, kicking in another uniform is a possibility. pic.twitter.com/teAIMlo37V
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 25, 2023
The workouts come after the Rams parted ways with veteran Brett Maher, who struggled on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, missing three field goals in the loss. Instead of waiting for Maher to turn things around, the Rams decided it was best to find a new kicker as they continue to be a competitive team in the NFC playoff picture.
While the kicker workouts could give Crosby a chance at another gig, the Rams have already signed Lucas Havrisik to their practice squad. A former kicker for the Arizona Wildcats, the 24-year-old kicker has had brief stints with the Colts and Browns at the NFL level.
For Crosby, this would be the 39-year-old kicker's first chance at playing somewhere other than Green Bay. His career accolades include a Super Bowl ring and the NFL scoring title back in 2007, but his consistency and reliability has seen a sharp drop-off over the past few seasons, particularly on kickoffs, where he consistently struggled to find the end zone for touchbacks.
Still, Crosby has been known to hit plenty of clutch field goals during his time in Green Bay, and the Rams could use a veteran that they don't have to worry about getting in his own head in huge moments. With a 3-4 record, the Rams are still right in the thick of the NFC wild card race, and some winnable games could come down to some late, clutch field goals that a veteran kicker like Crosby could help with.
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