Lambo signed with the Jaguars on Tuesday, John Oehser of the team's official site reports. Lambo's signing came following the release of Jason Myers, who missed two 54-yard field goals in Sunday's loss to the Rams. Lambo played for the Chargers in each of the last two seasons and has made 52 of 64 field goals in his career. He was released by Los Angeles prior to the start of the regular season.
Lambo recently worked out for the Raiders and could be signed in the event Oakland decides to part ways with Sebastian Janikowski ahead of its Week 1 matchup with the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Janikowski has spent all 16 of his NFL seasons with the Raiders, but his tenure with the organization could be on thin ice after he recently declined to restructure his contract for 2017, a request the team made amid concerns about the health of his back. The 39-year-old's unwillingness to negotiate prompted the Raiders to bring in veteran kickers Mike Nugent, Marshall Koehn and Lambo to audition as potential replacements, with the latter option apparently standing out most of the group. The Raiders will have until 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday before Janikowski's $4 million salary becomes guaranteed, so if the team remains uninterested in rostering him at that cap number, Janikowski could be waived, clearing the way for Oakland to bring Lambo aboard on a cheaper deal.
Lambo was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. In parting ways with Lambo, the Chargers will roll with Younghoe Koo as their starting placekicker. This isn't very surprising, as Lambo was in the bottom half of the league in conversion rate each of the past two seasons while missing four PATs in each term. Not to mention, Lambo missed all three of his attempts from beyond 50 yards in 2016.
Lambo made all three of his extra-point attempts in Saturday's preseason win over the Rams. More importantly, Lambo was able to attempt each of those kicks, with the other half of the kicking competition, Younghoe Koo, not able to find his way on the stat sheet. As a result, Lambo appears to be in line for a starting role once again this season.
Lambo made his only field-goal attempt in the loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. Lambo drilled a 53-yard attempt, which would have been one yard short of his career high in a regular-season game. The second-year kicker is embroiled in a duel for the starting job alongside undrafted rookie free agent Younghoe Koo, who made his only extra-point attempt in the first quarter.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/12||Los Angeles Chargers||20||7.83|
|16||12/24||@San Francisco 49ers||31||10.83|