The Green Bay Packers are reportedly working out multiple kickers. Should we be concerned about Mason Crosby’s status for Week 1 of the regular season?
In his 15-year NFL career, Mason Crosby has never missed a game for the Green Bay Packers. But is Crosby’s incredible run set to come to an end?
The Packers’ all-time leading scorer remains on the physically unable to perform list. He is yet to feature at practice this summer or in the preseason.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers tried out four kickers on Monday: Matt Ammendola, Chase McLaughlin, Chandler Staton, and Parker White.
Maybe this is just precautionary. But if the team had high confidence that Crosby would be back in time for the season opener, would they be working out so many kickers?
Ramiz Ahmed kicked well in last week’s preseason victory over the New Orleans Saints. He made all four of his kicks — two field goals and two extra-point attempts — including a 45-yard field goal.
Crosby, meanwhile, is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. Even if he’s healthy for Week 1, he will return with limited preparation.
We are under three weeks away from the Packers’ season opener on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.
The hope is that they will enter that game with their longtime kicker available. But the time is quickly ticking.
If the Packers don’t believe Crosby will be available for the first few games, an option would be to put him on the PUP list to begin the regular season. Doing so would mean he has to miss four games. It used to be six games.
Again, working out four kickers could just be precautionary. But it does raise the question: Will Mason Crosby be back in time for the Packers’ season opener?