As expected, the Lions have released kicker Alex Henery, head coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday. Henery missed all three of his field-goal attempts in his team's 17-14 loss to the Bills in Week 5. He converted only 1 of his 5 attempts in two games. The team will hold a kicking competition heading into Week 6 at Minnesota.
The Lions have another kicker tryout scheduled for Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press. Lions kicker Alex Henery, who replaced Nate Freese in late September, missed all three of his field goals during a 17-14 loss to the Bills Sunday and is 1 for 5 on field goals in two games.
Lions kicker Alex Henery missed all three of his field-goal attempts in his team's 17-14 loss to the Bills in Week 5. Henery delivered two extra points early in the game but endured a rough second half, beginning with a 44-yard attempt that hit the right upright. He was then short from 47 yards out before pushing a potential tying strike wide left from 50 yards out with less than a minute remaining in the game. The Lions figure to scour the available kicking options before making a potential change, as Henery is just 1 for 5 in two weeks with the team.
Lions kicker Alex Henery had an up-and-down performance in his season debut on Sunday against the Jets at MetLife Stadium. Henery showed off his leg early on with a 51-yard field on the opening drive of the game. However, he missed a 52-yard kick in the fourth quarter. He converted 1 of 2 attempts and added three extra points in a 24-17 victory.
As expected, the Lions signed former Eagles kicker Alex Henery to replace struggling Nate Freese, reports the National Football Post.
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