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Michael Badgley: Joins Detroit's practice squad
Badgley signed with the Lions' practice squad Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.
Badgley was cut by the Titans on Sunday after converting three of four field goal attempts in Tennessee's preseason finale against the Patriots. prior to his brief stint in Tennessee, Badgley began training camp with the Commanders, but was waived Aug. 20 when Washington opted to go with Joey Slye as their kicker. Badgley, who kicked in 12 games for the Lions in 2022, will now spend the beginning of the 2023 season on the practice squad and could be a candidate for elevation if Riley Patterson struggles early on during the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Michael Badgley: Gets cut loose
Badgley was released by the Titans on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Badgley's exit will leave Tennessee without a kicker on their roster. The 28-year-old handled kicking duties in the team's preseason contest with the Patriots on Friday, making three of four field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries. However, the Titans seemingly feel as though they can find a better option before their Week 1 matchup with the Saints on Sunday, Sept. 10.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Michael Badgley: Solid debut with Titans
Badgley made three of his four field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Badgley signed with the Titans on Tuesday. He made his first two kicks, which were field goals from 44 and 27 yards away. Badgley then missed his next attempt but bounced back and turned in an overall solid performance. Tennessee has been searching for a steady kicker this offseason, and Badgley took a step toward proving he's a capable option.... See More ... See Less
Titans' Michael Badgley: Slated to kick for Tennessee
The Titans signed Badgley on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
After being let go by the Commanders, Badgley -- who spent time with both the Lions and Bears last year -- has quickly resurfaced and now appears poised to start the 2023 season as the Titans' kicker. Meanwhile, Caleb Shudak and Trey Wolff, who had been competing for the assignment, have been waived by Tennessee.... See More ... See Less
Michael Badgley: Time in Washington ends
The Commanders plan to release Badgley on Sunday, a source tells Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Badgley's dismissal leaves Joey Slye as the lone kicker on Washington's roster, though the Commanders could still look to bring in some outside competition before the preseason comes to a close. After converting on all 33 of his extra-point tries and 24 of 28 field-goal attempts over 13 games between the Bears and Lions in 2022, Badgley joined the Commanders on a one-year deal in Washington in July. Even if he doesn't find an opportunity elsewhere before Week 1, the 28-year-old's body of NFL experience should allow him to catch on elsewhere at some point during the 2023 season.... See More ... See Less
Commanders' Michael Badgley: Signs on with Washington
The Commanders signed Badgley on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Badgley was surprisingly cut by the Lions last week, but he quickly lands on his feet in Washington, where he'll compete with fellow veteran Joey Slye. Badgley is coming off a strong year where he made 20 of 24 field goals and all 33 of his extra points in 2022. Slye, meanwhile, went 25-of-30 on his field goals and missed four extra points last season. Badgley should be viewed as the slight favorite to win the job this summer, as Slye has been on a short leash in D.C.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Getting cut by Detroit
The Lions are slated to release Badgley, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Badgley made 20 of 24 field-goal attempts (83.3 percent) and all 33 of his PATs in 12 games for Detroit last season, later re-signing with the team this spring. He nonetheless became expendable after the Lions traded for Riley Patterson, who made 30 of 35 FGAs (85.7 percent) and 36 of 37 PATs (97.3 percent) for the Jaguars last year. Furthermore, the Lions have K John Parker Romo, a former Virginia Tech kicker who made 17 of 19 FGAs in the XFL earlier this year. It won't be surprising if another team quickly signs Badgley to compete for a kicker spot.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Returning to Detroit
Badgley and the Lions agreed to a contract Friday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Badgley joined the Lions in early October and was still able to tally 100 points while serving as the placekicker for the team's final 12 games. He'll now return to Detroit for the 2023 campaign, one that many expect to be a leap forward for the Lions after a promising 2022.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Reaches 100 points in 2022
Badgley converted two of three field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Sunday's 20-16 loss to Detroit.
Badgley missed wide left on a 46-yard attempt but otherwise received enough opportunities to top 100 points for the season. Now set to hit unrestricted free agency after putting together an impressive season between 13 total games with the Bears and Lions, Badgley is a strong candidate -- but not a lock -- to return to Detroit in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Totals 11 points
Badgley converted two of two field-goal attempts and five of five PATs during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Bears.
Following three consecutive weeks with at least three field-goal tries, Badgley has attempted just three over his past two games combined. At least he was fed a healthy amount of PATs this time around to buoy his fantasy output. Next up for Badgley is a Week 18 matchup with a beatable Packers defense within the outdoor confines of Lambeau Field.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Little work on Christmas Eve
Badgley converted his only field-goal attempt and two of two PATs during Saturday's 37-23 loss to the Panthers.
In a weird day for Detroit's offense, the passing game remained on fire, but the complete lack of a run game made it hard for the Lions to consistently get into scoring position. This led to a lack of opportunities for Badgley, who didn't attempt a field goal until the final minute of the game and was hindered along the way by both a Lions red-zone fumble plus Detroit's decision to go for two after a touchdown in the first half. He'll look to bounce back against Chicago in Week 17 within the friendly confines of Ford Field.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Three more field-goal attempts
Badgley converted two of three field-goal attempts and two of two PATs during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jets.
In three games since the Detroit offense has returned to full health, Badgley has racked up 10 field-goal attempts and 10 PATs, putting him up with the top producers at his position. Badgley has made eight of those field goals while only missing from beyond 40 yards (including one from 54 yards out Sunday). With Sunday technically marking a down day for the Lions offense against a tough Jets defense, Badgley seems positioned as a high-floor fantasy option entering a Week 16 matchup with Carolina.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Posts 10 points against Vikings
Badgley converted two of three field-goal attempts and four of four PATs during Sunday's 34-23 win over Jacksonville.
Badgley followed up a huge Week 13 performance against the Jaguars with another solid stat line, thanks again to the offensive firepower of a fully healthy Lions offense. With that said, he could have had a bigger day had he not missed a 47-yard attempt at the end of the first half. He'll look to improve upon this performance in a Week 15 outdoors matchup in New York against the Jets.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Monster day against Jaguars
Badgley converted four of four field-goal attempts and four of four PATs during Sunday's 41-14 win over Jacksonville.
The Lions offense has promptly returned to the high-scoring ways they flashed in September now that the unit is practically back to full health. While Badgley won't have these sorts of monster outings every week, he should have the upside to do so most games down the stretch given Detroit's relatively soft schedule. Up next is a Week 14 Ford Field showdown in Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: First miss of season
Badgley converted one of two field-goal attempts and both of his PATs during Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.
Badgley was 10-for-10 on field-goal attempts before shanking a 29-yard attempt in the third quarter. He somewhat redeemed himself in the fourth quarter by nailing a game-tying 51-yard kick with 23 seconds left in regulation. Now that Detroit's offense is getting back on track after a mid-season, injury-induced offensive lull, fantasy managers could do worse at kicker than Badgley in a Week 13 matchup with the Jaguars.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Held to one FGA
Badgley converted his only field-goal attempt and all four PATs during Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants.
The good news is that the Lions offense is doing well in the returns of D'Andre Swift and DJ Chark (ankle). However, for a second week in a row, the unit was too efficient for Badgley to put together a monster fantasy day. It is possible it could all come together for him in Week 12 if a tough Buffalo defense can force Detroit into more field-goal attempts.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Provides winning kick
Badgley made his only field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Bears.
Badgley clinched Detroit's second straight victory with a PAT with just over two minutes remaining. He made a 25-yard field goal earlier in the contest, ultimately totaling seven points after posting merely one in Week 9.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Michael Badgley: Minimal opportunities
Badgley did not attempt a field goal but converted his only PAT during Sunday's 15-9 win over Green Bay.
After three productive games to begin the year, Badgley didn't get much to work with on a day the Lions put up just 254 yards of total offense. It obviously didn't help that Detroit went for two after one of its touchdowns. While Badgley has shown to have some upside in this Lions offense, he will be hard to trust in a Week 10 outdoor game against the Bears in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
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