By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Chargers have released kicker Caleb Sturgis. The team decided to make a move after Sturgis struggled in Sunday’s game.
He missed a field goal and two extra points against the Seattle Seahawks. Despite the misses, the Chargers still won 25-17 over the Seahawks.
The field goal was his lone attempt. He went 1-of-3 in extra points.
The 29-year-old St. Augustine, Florida native was in his first season with the Chargers. He went 9-of-13 in field goal attempts with the team.
He also went 9-of-15 in extra points.
Sturgis struggled in attempts 40-yards or longer. He went 3-of-6 in attempts between 40-49 yards. He also went 0-of-1 in attempts of 50-plus yards.
Despite only being with the team for six games, he attempted the second-most field goal attempts for the team since 2016. He had 13 field goal attempts — and Nick Novak had 13 attempts through seven games.
Sturgis had a 69.2% field goal percentage with the team. Novak also had a 69.2% field goal percentage.
Josh Lambo attempted 32 field goals in 16 games. He converted 26 field goals for an 81.3%.
The Chargers have promoted kicker Michael Badgley from their practice squad to take over for Sturgis. He is 10-for-10 in games this season.
He will kick for the Chargers in their game against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
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