The Seahawks signed Ficken to a reserve/future contract on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Ficken was waived by the Rams in early October after missing two of three field-goal attempts as a temporary starter for the team, and he'll now compete for a role with the Seahawks. Incumbent starter and 40-year-old veteran Sebastian Janikowski is set to become a free agent this offseason.
Ficken was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ficken missed two of three field-goal attempts with the Rams while filling in for Greg Zuerlein (groin) and will be replaced by Cairo Santos. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, Ficken will become an unrestricted free agent.
Ficken connected on one of his two field-goal attempts and five extra-point kicks during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota. His missed field goal was from just 28 yards. The 25-year-old kicker has only converted one of his three field-goal attempts the past two games. While Greg Zuerlein's (going) timeline is still up in the air, Ficken is probably on thin ice, if he even holds onto the job for next week's game against the Seahawks.
Ficken connected on five extra-point kicks but failed to hit a 46-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter during Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers. While Ficken is definitely positioned to succeed and provide fleeting fantasy value while Greg Zuerlein (groin) is out of action, the interim kicker will need to convert his opportunities. Head coach Sean McVay is aggressive, so unless Ficken earns his coach's trust, the Rams could opt to push the offensive envelope more often instead of attempting long kicks.
Ficken signed with the Rams on Monday, Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official site reports. Ficken will fill in while regular starter Greg Zuerlein tends to a groin injury. The 25-year-old filled in for Zuerlein after the latter suffered a season-ending back injury late last season, hitting four of five attempts in three games. With Zuerlein expected to be out a few weeks, Ficken finds himself in an ideal scenario as the kicker for one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.
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