Top Zach Hocker News
Zach Hocker: Misses out on roster spot
Hocker was released by the Buccaneers on Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Brought in to Tampa to compete with Nick Folk for the kicking gig, it would likely have required an impressive stint for Hocker to overtake the veteran. He's back on the free-agent market after being cut loose Friday.... See More ... See Less
Buccaneers' Zach Hocker: Gets a shot in Tampa Bay
Hocker signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Sunday, ESPN's Jenna Laine reports.
After a round of tryouts with other kickers to replace the departed Roberto Aguayo, Hocker evidently came out on top and will provide the Bucs with an extra leg for the preseason. However, he likely faces long odds of uprooting Nick Folk prior to Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Zach Hocker: Cut by Bengals
Hocker has been cut by the Bengals.
Hocker returned from an ankle injury Sunday in Jacksonville and hit one extra point point in the process, but ultimately he was unable to unseat Mike Nugent as the Bengals' kicker in advance of Week 1.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Zach Hocker: Strained tendon in plant foot
Hocker has been bothered by a strained tendon in his plant foot, preventing him from practicing during most of training camp and the preseason, Bengals.com reports.
Hocker has missed out on an opportunity to displace incumbent Mike Nugent, who has missed three field goal attempts in the first two preseason games.... See More ... See Less
Zach Hocker: Released by the Rams
Hocker was released by the Rams on Tuesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
With Greg Zuerlein (hip) back in action this past Sunday, Hocker's spot on the 53-man roster was expendable. Hocker will finish his stint with the Rams with just one field goal and one PAT to his credit.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Inactive Sunday
Hocker (thigh) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Lions, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Hocker was handed just one field attempt and one PAT with Greg Zuerlein (hip) out of the lineup the past two games. The script was flipped in practice this week, though, as Hocker didn't participate in practice Wednesday or Thursday, before matching Zuerlein's week-long full practice designation Friday. After Zuerlein presumably avoided a setback in pregame warmups, he's reclaimed his status as the Rams' kicker, which likely spells the end of Hocker's time in St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Listed as probable but no longer needed
Hocker (thigh) and Greg Zuerlein (hip) are both listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Lions, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
With Zuerlein set to make his return, Hocker will likely be released either this weekend or next week. He only attempted one field goal and one extra point, converting both, during his two-game stint as the Rams' kicker.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Doesn't practice Wednesday
Hocker (thigh) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Hocker was slated for an MRI on a potential quad injury earlier this week, but the evaluation apparently revealed that he's in fact contending with a thigh concern. His DNP on Wednesday was accompanied by a full practice from Greg Zuerlein (hip), which indicates that Hocker's days in St. Louis are likely numbered.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Scheduled for MRI on quadriceps
Hocker is scheduled for an MRI on a quad injury, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
He's moonlighted as the Rams' kicker during Greg Zuerlein's (groin) two-game absence, but an offense helmed by Nick Foles has offered up just one field goal and one extra point, both of which Hocker has converted. Depending on the results of the MRI, Hocker could be on a short leash if Zuerlein is drawing closer to a return. However, Wednesday's injury report will give the first indication of each kicker's level of health.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Hits field goal against Cards
Hocker made his only field goal attempt in Sunday's 27-3 loss to Arizona.
Hocker's dealing with a little bit of an injury, but has not missed a kick while filling in for Greg Zuerlein. That has only been two attempts, one field goal and one extra point, however, so even in the deepest leagues Hocker has no value.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Starting at kicker in Week 13
Hocker will be the placekicker Sunday against the Cardinals, as Greg Zuerlein (hip) is inactive, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
With Zuerlein (hip) missing his second game in a row, Hocker will handle all kicking duties for the Rams again. Hocker will hope to be busier than he was last week, when his only scoring chance was an extra point attempt, which he was successful on.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Set to replace Zuerlein again
Hocker's teammate Greg Zuerlein (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.
Limited to a lone extra-point attempt in Week 12, Hocker could be in for another quiet afternoon, with his Rams facing a strong Arizona defense. Greg Zuerlein's status beyond Sunday is uncertain.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Makes extra point in loss
Hocker made his only extra point attempt in a 31-7 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
Hocker was called on late to replace Greg Zuerlein in the lineup due to a groin injury. He didn't get the chance to do much, and with the Rams' offense being so awful, even if he stays in the lineup he won't be much of a fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Rams' Zach Hocker: Gets the starting nod Sunday
Hocker be the Rams' starting kicker Sunday against the Bengals.
Hocker was signed Saturday as an insurance policy in case Greg Zuerlein (groin) was unable to play in Sunday's matchup. With Zuerlein inactive, look for Hocker to serve as the primary kicker in the outdoor matchup.... See More ... See Less
Zach Hocker: Signing with Rams
Hocker will sign with the Rams on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
The Rams' regular kicker, Greg Zuerlein, is considered questionable with a groin injury, so the addition of Hocker simply adds insurance in the event Zuerlein is held out. Hocker appeared in six games for the Saints before being waived on Oct. 19. He converted 9-of-13 field goals, including all three of his attempts within 30 yards.... See More ... See Less
Zach Hocker: Released by Saints
Placekicker Zach Hocker has been released by the Saints, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Hocker becomes the latest kicker casualty, as his release comes after missing four of his 13 field goal attempts and sending an extra point awry as well. Most recently, Hocker went 1 for 3 on field goals Thursday against the Falcons, ultimately costing him a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
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