Hauschka announced his retirement Friday, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports. Hauschka was a free agent at the time of this announcement. He played just one game this year for the Jaguars back in October. The 35-year-old kicker played for eight different franchises and is currently 47th on the all-time points list with 1,149 while ranking 16th with a field-goal percentage of 85.2 percent. Hauschka also won a ring as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seahawks.
The Jaguars released Hauschka on Monday. The move was predictable after the 35-year-old kicker missed two field goals from 24 and 49 yards in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Texans. The Jaguars didn't allow him to try another field goal despite multiple trips into Texans' territory. Jonathan Brown was signed to the active roster and is expected to be the team's starting kicker moving forward.
Hauschka missed both field-goal attempts and converted both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Texans. The 35-year-old missed time with a knee injury after signing with the Jaguars in late September, and his debut with the team was an ugly one. Hauschka missed a chip shot from 24 yards wide left and alarmingly shorted his other attempt from 49 yards despite solid conditions. Jonathan Brown is on the practice squad and could receive an opportunity if Hauschka quickly doesn't show some improvement. It's unclear if/when regular kicker Josh Lambo (hip) will be able to return from injured reserve, though he's already spent the three-game minimum on the shelf..
Hauchscka (knee) isn't included on Wednesday's injury report and should handle kicking duties for the Jaguars' game Sunday against the Texans. Hauschka was the third Jacksonville kicker to miss time due to injury this season when he failed to suit up against the Bengals in Week 4, paving the way for Aldrick Rosas' promotion from the practice squad. Now that Hauschka is healthy again, he's set to make his Jaguars debut Week 5.
Hauschka (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Hauschka signed with the Jags on Monday and was considered questionable with the knee injury, but he won't be suiting up for Week 4. Aldrick Rosas was promoted from the practice squad Saturday and will handle kicking duties for Jacksonville.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||10||5.00|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||4||2.00|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||14||7.00|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||11||5.00|