Former Chargers PK Josh Lambo lands with Jags
By Travis Wakeman
The NFL kicking carousel is in full swing this season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the latest team to make a switch, fed up of the efforts of Jason Myers, who was released on Tuesday. Myers missed four field goals and two extra points through six games this season after he botched seven attempts last year.
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To replace Myers, the Jaguars decided to bring in former Chargers kicker Josh Lambo, who lost a kicking battle with Younghoe Koo this summer. Lambo played in two full seasons for the Chargers in which he made 52 of 64 field-goal attempts. He was also successful on 70 of 78 extra points.
Still, he couldn’t beat out the rookie Koo in training camp and Chargers fans will likely never forgive him for missing a field goal against the Cleveland Browns last season that led to the Browns earning their only win of the season.
After the Chargers realized that Koo wasn’t the answer at kicker, they could have brought Lambo back but instead opted to sign the kicker they had before Lambo, Nick Novak. Still, Jacksonville felt that Lambo was the best option off the street.
One thing is for sure. Lambo has likely already taken a bright highlighter to his calendar and marked November 12. On that day, the Jaguars host the Chargers.
The Chargers also made a trio of other transactions, according to the team’s official website. signing linebacker Josh Keyes and releasing linebacker Nigel Harris. Running back Leshun Daniels was also released from the team’s practice squad.
Keyes played his college ball at Boston College and has spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons. He has 10 career tackles.
Harris, an undrafted free agent out of South Florida had a solid preseason and had 11 tackles this season. The Chargers just see Keyes as a better fit going forward.