After an unsuccessful training camp, the Jacksonville Jaguars have waived kicker Andrew Mevis. In the process, he landed on the waiver wire, but there’s good news for fans. Kickers Elliott Fry and Austin Calitro have been signed by the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively. Mevis was cut in a move to make room for Ryan Santoso.
Andrew Mevis was waived by Jacksonville Jaguars after struggling in training camp
The Jacksonville Jaguars waived kicker Andrew Mevis after his struggling performance in training camp. The undrafted free agent from Iowa State was competing with fellow undrafted free agent Ryan Santoso for the kicker position. Mevis’ struggles during the first four days of training camp were particularly pronounced. Mevis missed three field goal attempts, notably one which nailed former Dallas Cowboys coach Dave Campo’s shoulder. He was also unable to nail any field goal during warmups, and he missed another attempt with a kick that hit Campo’s shoulder.
The Jaguars released Perry on Sunday, citing a non-football injury. Perry is expected to recover from his injury, but he will be unable to compete for a roster spot before the start of the regular season. Perry originally signed with the Eagles but was ultimately waived by the Jaguars instead. The Jaguars later waived Mevis in favor of Kyle Sloter, leaving a void in the defensive line.
The Denver Broncos signed kicker Elliott Fry.
The Denver Broncos have signed free agent kicker Elliott Fry and waived outfielder Austin Calitro. The kicker had a poor rookie season. He went undrafted and was a disappointment in his rookie season. He went 20/23 in field goal attempts and made all his extra-point attempts with the Iowa State Cyclones. The veteran kicker has been with eight different NFL organizations. In his last season, he was a member of the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football.
The Jacksonville Jaguars cut rookie kicker Andrew Mevis after three missed field goals. Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo was hit by one of Andrew Mevis’ field-goal attempts in training camp. After the Jaguars released Andrew Mevis, the team signed veteran kicker Elliott Fry to compete for the starting job. The former Detroit Lions kicker will compete with Fry for the starting job.
Austin Calitro, a kicker, was signed by the Bengals.
The Bengals signed fourth-year kicker Austin Calitro on Monday, signing him to their practice squad. He originally signed with N.Y. As a college free agent in 2017. In four seasons, he’s played in 42 games and has 84 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two PDs to his credit. Calitro has previously been with the San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and San Diego Chargers. He spent the offseason with the Bengals.
The Bengals have also signed long snapper Eric Harris. He was cut down from the practice squad in October, but signed on to the practice squad anyway, and later to the active roster. While he was cut, Calitro is taking the move as a blessing in disguise. In his words, he is “rolling with the punches” and hoping for sunshine on the other side.
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