McLaughlin to become Jaguars’ sixth kicker
Unable to get a foothold on their field-goal predicament, the Jacksonville Jaguars will bring aboard their sixth kicker of the season after signing Chase McLaughlin off the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad.
McLaughlin will take over for Josh Lambo, who injured his hip on an onside kick Sunday. It is the second time Lambo has gone down with a hip injury this season.
Other Jaguars kickers include Jon Brown, Stephen Hauschka, Aldrick Rosas and Brandon Wright. Brown and Rosas both are on the Jaguars’ practice squad, although Rosas is on the suspended list stemming from a car accident in the offseason that earned him three years’ probation.
McLaughlin, 24, was a rookie in 2019 when kicked for the Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Chargers and San Francisco 49ers, making 18-of-23 field goals and all 26 of his extra-point attempts. He was undrafted out of Illinois.
McLaughlin still has to go through COVID-19 protocols before joining the Jaguars, with Brown at the ready if there is an issue.
Jaguars kickers have combined to go 10 of 14 on field goals this season, which equates to a 71.4-percent success rate that is 27th in the NFL. The group is 23rd in the NFL on touchback percentage from kickoffs at 53.8 percent.
–Field Level Media