Tennessee Titans Kicker Competition Comes To Surprising Conclusion

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Today, the Tennessee Titans released the two kickers that had been competing for their starting job during the preseason.

They also signed Michael Badgley to take over the starting role.

In recent years, the Tennessee Titans have struggled to find a kicker they could really depend on.

Over the last few years, they have cycled through kickers in the hope they would find one that could provide some consistency.

They hadn’t found it yet heading into this year’s NFL offseason, but had two potential options competing for their starting job.

Those two were second-year kicker Caleb Shudak, who went 3 for 4 on field goal attempts last season, and undrafted rookie Trey Wolff.

According to the Titans website’s Jim Wyatt, the team released Shudak and Wolff and signed Michael Badgley to replace them.

This will be Badgley’s second stint as a member of the Titans after he signed with the team back in 2021 and played a single game for the team. That game did not go particularly well.

That game was the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals and Badgley missed his only field goal attempt that day. He also missed one of the two extra points he attempted in the game. The rest of the team didn’t fare much better as the Titans lost 38-13.

While Badgley is suddenly in line to be the starting kicker for the Tennessee Titans this season, it didn’t sound like his job was all that safe when head coach Mike Vrabel was talking about the signing.

With question marks along their offensive line, an aging QB, and many wondering when Derrick Henry will start to slow down after carrying the ball more than 1200 times in the last 4 years, the last thing the Tennessee Titans need right now is to be worrying about their kicker once again.