Jacksonville Jaguars place kicker Josh Lambo (4) celebrates kicking a 56-yard field goal against the Colts during the final NFL game of the season Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. [Will Dickey/Florida Times-Union]

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Titans rule out K Randy Bullock for ‘TNF’

The Tennessee Titans ruled out kicker Randy Bullock for Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers and have tabbed journeyman Josh Lambo to replace him.

The team promoted Lambo to the 53-man roster on Wednesday. The Titans signed Lambo to the practice squad on Tuesday. It’ll mark Lambo’s first action in 2022.

Also, starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been removed from the injury report after two consecutive days of full participation in practice. He played last week for the first time in three weeks after injuring his ankle.

The Titans also waived wide receiver Chris Conley.

Bullock suffered a right (kicking leg) calf injury in last week’s game.

In 78 career games, Lambo has made 87.1 percent of his field goal tries and 89.9 percent of his PATs.

Lambo learned Wednesday that a judge dismissed his lawsuit against his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Lambo filed suit in May, alleging that former coach Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment that contributed to Lambo’s on-field performance dropping. Lambo alleged that Meyer kicked him and swore at him while he was working out in August 2021 before the Jaguars’ preseason finale.

Lambo’s attorney, Betsy Brown, told ESPN on Wednesday that they intend to file an amended complaint.

The Titans elevated linebacker Joe Schobert and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Tuesday.

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Aug 20, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley (3) reacts before a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: George Walker IV-USA TODAY Sports

Titans place Caleb Farley on IR, promote pair ahead of ‘TNF’

The Tennessee Titans placed cornerback Caleb Farley on injured reserve and promoted two players to the active roster in a flurry of roster moves ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Titans also signed journeyman kicker Josh Lambo to their practice squad in the aftermath of Randy Bullock’s injury last week.

The Titans elevated linebacker Joe Schobert and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

The team also signed linebacker Andre Smith to the practice squad along with defensive backs Greg Mabin and Davontae Harris, in addition to Lambo.

Farley, 24, appeared in nine games (one start) this season, recording 10 tackles. He suffered a back injury on special teams in last week’s win over Denver. He’ll have to miss at least four games, however ESPN reported that Farley sustained a herniated disk and that the injury will require surgery, ending his season.

Schobert has nine tackles and a forced fumble in three games this season. Murchison has also appeared in three games this season.

Bullock is on the injury report this week with a right (kicking leg) calf issue. Lambo has yet to kick in a game this season. In 78 career games, Lambo has made 87.1 percent of his field goal tries and 89.9 percent of his PATs.

The Titans released defensive back Shyheim Carter and offensive lineman Eric Smith from their practice squad.

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Sep 26, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) kicks the ball in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Report: K Josh Lambo sues Jaguars over Urban Meyer’s work environment

Former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo is suing the Jacksonville Jaguars, alleging that disgraced coach Urban Meyer created a hostile work environment that contributed to Lambo’s on-field performance suffering, the Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesday.

Lambo alleged that Meyer kicked him and swore at him while he was working out last August before the Jaguars’ preseason finale. Lambo’s accusation becoming public in December was the final straw for Meyer, as Jacksonville fired him the same day, 13 games into his first season with the team.

“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo told the Tampa Bay Times. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”

Now Lambo is seeking his $3.5 million salary for 2021, with interest, plus damages for emotional distress.

Lambo’s lawsuit claims that he reported the incident to the Jaguars’ legal counsel via his agent. He was released from the team in October, which Lambo claims violated a Florida law protecting whistleblowers in the private sector.

The Jaguars told the Tampa Bay Times that their legal counsel offered to meet with Lambo over the incident, but Lambo said that wasn’t true.

Currently a free agent, Lambo played in 78 games across seven NFL seasons with the then-San Diego Chargers (2015-16) and Jaguars (2017-21). His career mark of 87.1 percent on field goal attempts ranks sixth in league history.

Meyer has not caught on with another NFL or college team since his ouster from Jacksonville. Reports late last month said that he was deep in negotiations to return to a broadcasting role with Fox.

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Sep 26, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) kicks the ball in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Ex-Jags K Josh Lambo says Urban Meyer kicked him

Former Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro kicker Josh Lambo alleges coach Urban Meyer kicked him in the leg during a preseason workout session.

In an interview published Wednesday in the Tampa Bay Times, Lambo said he was working out in August before the final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys when Meyer walked his way, then addressed him without using his name — customary, apparently, for Meyer when talking to the specialists.

“It was ‘Kicker, Punter, Long snapper,’” Lambo said. “Or S–tbag, Dips–t or whatever the hell it was.”

As Lambo went through stretches, Meyer kicked him, he said.

“I’m in a lunge position. Left leg forward, right leg back,” Lambo said. “… Urban Meyer, while I’m in that stretch position, comes up to me and says, ‘Hey Dips–t, make your f–king kicks!’ And kicks me in the leg.”

Lambo had missed two preseason field goals before the alleged incident.

“It certainly wasn’t as hard as he could’ve done it, but it certainly wasn’t a love tap,” Lambo, 31, said. “Truthfully, I’d register it as a five (out of 10). Which in the workplace, I don’t care if it’s football or not, the boss can’t strike an employee. And for a second, I couldn’t believe it actually happened. Pardon my vulgarity, I said, ‘Don’t you ever f–king kick me again!’ And his response was, ‘I’m the head ball coach, I’ll kick you whenever the f–k I want.’”

The Jaguars released Lambo Oct. 19 as his slump continued.

It’s the latest black mark for Meyer, with reports surfacing in the past week that he got into a shouting match with wide receiver Marvin Jones after criticizing the receivers group and called members of his coaching staff “losers.”

This follows an incident in October when he was seen on videotape with a young woman, who wasn’t his wife, dancing close to him. A second video, released later, appeared to show him touching her bottom.

After Sunday’s 20-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans, Meyer denied calling his coaches losers, and he downplayed the incident with Jones. He said anyone who was leaking information would be fired.

Jones himself told reporters Wednesday that the run-in with Meyer was in the past.

“I would just say this: There was something that was brought to my attention I didn’t like too well,” Jones said, per Jaguar Report. “I approached him about it, and we talked. And we handled it like grown men. That’s I have to say about that.”

The veteran Jones, who is in his first season with the Jaguars, added: “We have a lot of conversations, me and (Meyer) about this team. I’m the old head, I’m the voice of the locker room.”

It’s been a frustrating season for Meyer. The Jaguars are 2-11, losing more games than Meyer dropped in seven seasons at Ohio State, where he was 83-9 from 2012-18.

Meyer told the Tampa Bay Times that Lambo’s allegations were false.

“Josh’s characterization of me and this incident is completely inaccurate, and there are eyewitnesses to refute his account,” Meyer, 57, said. “(General manager) Trent (Baalke) and I met with him on multiple occasions to encourage his performance, and this was never brought up. I was fully supportive of Josh during his time with the team and wish him nothing but the best.”

Lambo said his agent reported the alleged kicking incident to the Jaguars legal team. In a statement to the Tampa Bay Times, the Jaguars said Lambo was offered a chance to speak with team lawyers. Lambo said he has “no recollection of being able to speak with the Jags’ legal team.”

Lambo, who began his career with the Chargers in 2015, joined the Jaguars before the 2017 season. He missed five kicks in Jacksonville’s first three games: three field goals and two extra points.

Lambo was successful on 76 of 80 field-goal attempts (95 percent) in parts of four seasons with Jacksonville prior to Meyer’s arrival.

Now a free agent, Lambo said he is speaking out now out of loyalty to those in the organization.

“There’s been a lot of turnover, but those are still my people,” he said. “Some of those dudes are my dudes, and the staff members I have grown into amazing relationships with over the last five seasons. He threatened all of them for speaking the truth. And that’s a bully, and people need to speak up against bullies.”

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Sep 26, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) kicks the ball in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers sign K Josh Lambo to practice squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed kicker Josh Lambo to their practice squad Tuesday with Chris Boswell in the concussion protocol.

The team also added defensive end Taco Charlton to the 53-man roster to fill the spot of Melvin Ingram III, traded earlier in the day to Kansas City.

Lambo is insurance in the event Boswell doesn’t clear the concussion protocol in time for the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

Boswell left last Sunday’s game in the first half following a failed fake field goal attempt. He was nailed by Cleveland defensive tackle Jordan Elliott as he threw. Boswell was evaluated at halftime and ruled out for the rest of the game.

Lambo was cut by Jacksonville last month after three games. He kicked in 46 games over parts of five seasons for the Jaguars. In 78 career games, Lambo has connected on 87.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 89.9 percent of extra point tries.

The Steelers also signed DT Kahlil Davis to the practice squad and released DL Chris Slayton from the 16-man unit. Davis is the twin brother of Steelers DT Carlos Davis.

Charlton was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 21. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. In four seasons he has recorded 11 sacks, 20 quarterback hits and 12 tackles for loss. He has played in 45 games (12 starts) with the Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Steelers.

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Sep 26, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) kicks the ball in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars cut veteran K Josh Lambo

The Jacksonville Jaguars cut veteran kicker Josh Lambo on Tuesday morning.

The move comes two days after Matt Wright kicked field goals of 53 and 54 yards in the final minutes of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins to give the Jaguars their first win of the season.

Lambo, who began his career with the Chargers in 2015, joined the Jaguars before the 2017 season. He was inactive the past three games while dealing with confidence issues.

Lambo, 30, missed five kicks in Jacksonville’s first three games: three field goals and two extra points. He also struggled in the preseason after being out for 12 games last year with a hip injury.

The Jaguars (1-5) will pay the remainder of Lambo’s $3.5 million salary in 2021.

Wright, 25, has made six of seven extra points and three of four field goals, including the game-winner against the Dolphins in London..

“Obviously, Matt’s earned the right to be the starting kicker,” Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said Monday.

In 78 career games, Lambo has connected on 87.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 89.9 percent of extra point tries.

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Nov 8, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) makes a 59 yard field goal against the Houston Texans during the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Report: K Lambo done for season with second IR stint

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo is headed back to injured reserve in a move that would end his season, NFL Network reported Monday.

Players can only return from IR once in a season.

Lambo on Sunday aggravated the gluteus medius muscle that sidelined him for a month earlier this season, per the report. He nailed a 59-yard field goal prior to the injury in the loss to the Houston Texans, but aggravated the injury attempting an onside kick late in the game.

Lambo is 5-of-5 on field goals and 8-of-10 on extra points this season. The Jaguars used four different kickers in his absence earlier this season.

He began his career with the then-San Diego Chargers (2015-16) before joining the Jags ahead of the 2017 season.

Lambo, who turns 30 later this month, is 128-of-144 on FGs and 138-of-152 on PATs for his career.

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Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA;  Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo (4) walks on the bench during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars K Lambo (hip) headed to injured reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo is headed to injured reserve with an ailing left hip, coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday.

Brandon Wright is expected to be elevated from the practice squad to play on Thursday for the Jaguars (1-1) in their home game against the Miami Dolphins (0-2).

Lambo, who will be sidelined for at least three games on injured reserve, made all three of his field-goal attempts and six of seven extra-point tries in the first two games this season.

Lambo, 29, is 126 of 142 on field-goal attempts and 136 of 149 on extra-point tries in 32 career games with the then-San Diego Chargers (2015-16) and 41 with the Jaguars.

The Jaguars signed Lambo in October 2017 after he was cut by the Chargers.

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