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Los Angeles Chargers sign K Mike Badgley, Keeping Caleb Sturgis

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 09: Kicker Mike Badgley #1 of the Indianapolis Colts kicks a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 9, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 09: Kicker Mike Badgley #1 of the Indianapolis Colts kicks a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 9, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers are signing a new kicker, but we are still keeping Caleb Sturgis on the active roster.

Here we are again! It is a new season and we still are struggling in the kicking game. Again we have an injury to our kicker, which means we are going to bring someone else up. Caleb Sturgis is recovering from an injury and the team has signed former Indianapolis Colts K Mike Badgley.

At least we have the greatest holder of all time, Donnie Jones, to set him up now. Badgley is a rookie that spent time with Indianapolis Colts and did well in the preseason. He made all 5 of his kicks with a long of 51 yards. He also made all of his extra points! We know how troubling those extra points have become.

The Chargers are still going to keep Caleb Sturgis on the roster. Badgley will likely get an opportunity this week against the Cleveland Browns. When Badgley performs well this weekend, we will have to see what the Chargers are going to do at the kicker situation. We know that all the fans are going to want to keep the rookie that has made all his kicks.

Watching Monday Night Football, I was sweating thinking about an overtime situation in which the Chargers would have to rely on a kick to win the game. We need someone that is reliable at this position and we can’t trust Sturgis at this point. We can’t even trust him with the extra points!

Instead of bringing in someone with experience, the team is bringing in a rookie to fill the spot. We don’t know how long Sturgis is going to be out at the moment. Having something different at the kicker position is going to be welcomed by all fans at this point. We just want to see the kid produce. If Badgley struggles in his first game, then maybe we cut Mike Windt. Who knows what we are going to do with this little carousel that we have rolling!

Cheers for a new kicker!

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