The Saints placed Lutz on the non-football injury list Wednesday with a "soft-tissue" issue, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. General manager Mickey Loomis relayed that he expects Lutz to have a "pretty quick" recovery, meaning he may not miss many practice reps at the beginning of training camp. And with more than two weeks until New Orleans' first preseason game, Lutz has a good chance to miss no exhibition action whatsoever.
Lutz agreed to re-work his contract with the Saints on Thursday, Luke Johnson of NOLA.com reports. The Saints will reportedly save $1.7 million in cap space by spreading some of the money owed to Lutz into future years. Lutz wrapped up 2020 with a career-worst 82.1 field goal percentage, which sets 2021 up to be a pivotal year for him. He signed a five-year deal back in 2019.
Lutz connected on both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 30-20 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Lutz ended the season on a high note, nailing all four of his attempts in the 10-point loss. After a down year in terms of accuracy, the Saints' kicker will look to improve in 2021 when he returns to New Orleans for his sixth season.
Lutz missed his only field-goal attempt and made all three of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 21-9 win over the Bears on Sunday. After an uncharacteristically inaccurate season, Lutz did little to allay concerns about his leg in Sunday's victory, failing to connect on his lone field-goal attempt of the afternoon. He'll need to be at his best in next week's NFC divisional matchup with the Buccaneers.
Lutz converted both of his field-goal attempts and three of four extra-point attempts the Saints' 33-7 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He had a down year in 2020, and his 82 percent conversion rate on field-goal attempts matches the lowest mark of his career, set in his rookie season. Lutz's field-goal attempts were a career-low 28 thanks to the uber-efficient Saints offense, but he missed five of those tries. The young kicker will look to bounce back in 2021.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||Green Bay Packers||11||6.72|
|3||09/26||@New England Patriots||9||6.63|
|4||10/03||New York Giants||22||7.94|
|5||10/10||@Washington Football Team||15||7.12|
|8||10/31||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||6.75|
|14||12/12||@New York Jets||28||8.94|
|15||12/19||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||6.75|