Bullock's competition with Matthew Wright for the Lions' starting kicking job may not be decided until the preseason, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Detroit has an opening at kicker after letting Matt Prater leave for Arizona. Whereas Bullock is a nine-year veteran with decent leg strength and a serviceable 83.2 percent career field-goal conversion rate, Wright is entering his third year with just three games of experience, but he was perfect on all four of his field goals and all seven of his PATs last year with Pittsburgh. However, it may not matter much who wins this job, as no fantasy manager should be interested in the kicker on what will likely be one of the lowest-scoring offenses in the league.
The Lions and Bullock are finalizing a contract that is expected to be done by Thursday night, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Detroit didn't waste any time identifying a contingency plan after long-time kicker Matt Prater inked a two-year deal to join the Cardinals on Wednesday. Matthew Wright, the only kicker currently on the Lions' roster, has four career field-goal attempts to his name. The soon-to-be 25-year-old has converted on all four tries, but Bullock would bring with him the experience of 202 NFL field-goal attempts. Detroit would foreseeably be making a horizontal move in transitioning to Bullock, as his 83.2 percent conversion rate is identical to that of Prater.
Bullock (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus Baltimore, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. It's the fourth straight healthy scratch for the 31-year-old, who's fallen out of favor as Cincinnati's kicker. Bullock went 21-for-26 on field goals and 24-for-25 on PATs in 12 games this season. Austin Seibert will continue handling kicking duties for the Bengals on Sunday.
Bullock (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Texans, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Bullock will continue to be a healthy scratch, and Austin Seibert will operate as the Bengals' starting kicker for the time being.
Bullock (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Steelers, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Bullock is a healthy scratch in favor of Austin Seibert once again. Eliminated from the playoffs, the Bengals are giving Seibert a trial run to close out the season. Seibert made his lone extra-point attempt in last week's loss to the Cowboys.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||San Francisco 49ers||26||8.81|
|2||09/20||@Green Bay Packers||11||6.72|
|7||10/24||@Los Angeles Rams||7||6.50|
|18||01/09||Green Bay Packers||11||6.72|