So it turns out that being really good at YouTube trick football shots isn't enough to land you an NFL job. At least on the first try anyway -- the Lions announced on Tuesday morning that they cut Havard Rugland, the YouTube sensation known as "Kickalicious."
Via Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, the team also dumped cornerback DeQuan Menzie.
The #Lions have released K Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland and CB DeQuan Menzie. They have three more cuts to make before 4 pm.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 27, 2013
Kickalicious might not be totally done -- there is ALWAYS a need in the NFL for a kicker who doesn't stink. And Rugland was pretty good during his run with Detroit.
He looked like a possible candidate to win their starting kicking job, but apparently Detroit simply felt more comfortable rolling with veteran David Akers as their starter.