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Among the 14 field-goal misfires in Catanzaro's three-year career, five of them occurred in the cozy confines of University of Phoenix Stadium last season, contributing to a success rate of 75 percent in that realm. He also hit just 91 percent of his extra points from the longer distance over the last two campaigns, but perhaps the move to the outdoors will be beneficial for the 26-year-old kicker. First, though, he'll have to outlast Ross Martin to land the Jets' No. 1 placekicker gig.
Catanzaro didn't receive a restricted free-agent tender from the Cardinals, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Catanzaro was afforded multiple game-winning field-goal attempts last season, namely in Week 1 against the Patriots and Week 7 versus the Seahawks, but he was unable to connect. By season's end, he was successful on just 21 of 28 field goals and 43 of 47 extra points, barely eking out triple-digit points for the third consecutive campaign. The Cardinals signaled that they may be moving on with Thursday's signing of veteran placekicker Phil Dawson, but there's a chance Catanzaro could re-sign at a lesser price than the aforementioned RFA tender in order to let the best man take the role in 2017.
Catanzaro is not expected to receive a restricted free agent tender, Kyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com reports.
Catanzaro will thus become an unrestricted free agent, after struggling to the tune of seven missed field goals and four missed PATs in his third NFL season. He should still find an opportunity to at least compete for a starting kicker job, as he had a strong track record and reputation heading into 2016.
Catanzaro hit 21 of 28 field-goal attempts and 43 of 47 extra-point tries during the 2016 campaign.
The Cardinals' offense sputtered more this season than it did during Catanzaro's first two years, but the kicker didn't do himself many favors with occasional bouts of inaccuracy. After missing one field goal and one PAT in the first two games of the season, he proceeded to strike true all but two kicks (both field goals) across the next nine games, seemingly regaining his confidence as the weeks went by. However, he wasn't as precise over the next four outings, missing exactly one field goal in each one, while also hitting astray on three extra points. Catanzaro was able to gain some redemption in Arizona's Week 17 walloping of the Rams, netting successes on all eight attempts, including three field goals. Due to his status as a restricted free agent in the offseason, the Cardinals may opt to go in a different direction, but the more likely scenario is a prove-it deal for Catanzaro and the addition of competition to figure out their placekicker for next season.
Catanzaro's woes continued in Week 16, as he's missed exactly one field goal in four straight outings, but 53-yarders aren't exactly gimmes, especially in the raucous confines of CenturyLink Field. On the PAT front, he made amends with four successes on as many attempts following three combined misses in the previous two contests. He officially put his stamp on Saturday's game, though, as the clock wound to all zeroes. After Larry Fitzgerald's fourth and final catch placed the ball on Seattle's 25-yard line with 27 seconds remaining, Catanzaro trotted onto the field, calmly lined up from 43 yards, and struck true for the game-winner as time expired. While he achieved further redemption after missing an overtime freebie in Week 7 against these same Seahawks, he remains eight points shy of the century mark, which he reached in both of his first two seasons with the
|P2||8/19/17||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|14||12/10/17||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
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