Lambo (hip) and Aldrick Rosas were alternating field-goal attempts in "pressurized situations" during mandatory minicamp, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Lambo is 76-for-80 on field goals since signing with Jacksonville in 2017, but his role isn't guaranteed entering 2021 after he missed 12 games last season due to a hip injury. The 30-year-old carries a $4.375 million cap hit but could be cut with a dead cap of $1.75 million, so there would be some cap savings should the Jaguars opt to move on. Lambo remains the favorite for the job, but he may need a solid showing in training camp in order to earn the trust of new coach Urban Meyer.
The Jaguars placed Lambo (hip) on season-ending injured reserve Monday. Lambo has already come off injured reserve once this season, so he won't be eligible to return again. The 29-year-old aggravated a gluteus medius muscle injury while attempting an onside kick in the final two minutes of Sunday's loss to the Texans. In four appearances with the Jaguars in 2020, Lambo converted all five of his field-goal tries and eight of 10 extra-point attempts. Jacksonville signed Aldrick Rosas to the practice squad Monday, and it's always possible the team will reach back out to Jonathan Brown or Brandon Wright (groin), both of whom previously filled in for Lambo this season.
Lambo suffered a left hip injury during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, John Shipley of SI.com reports. The 29-year-old sustained the injury on an onside-kick attempt in the final two minutes. Coach Doug Marrone couldn't provide specifics on the injury but indicated it could be a serious issue. Lambo spent a month on injured reserve with an injury to the same hip before returning in late October, and it's possible he's headed back to the shelf. The veteran made field goals from 30 and 59 yards while converting one of two extra-point attempts Sunday.
Lambo made his lone extra-point attempt in Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers. Lambo missed the last four games with a hip injury but returned to action for Sunday's AFC showdown. The Jaguars scored four touchdowns but opted to go for two points three times for strategic reasons, leaving Lambo with an underwhelming fantasy finish. This was more of a case of bad luck than a measure of the coaching staff's faith in Lambo, and he should be a decent fantasy option when the Texans come to town after the Week 8 bye. The Texans have allowed 31 points per game but have a decent red-zone defense, allowing opponents to score on 62.5 percent of trips, 13th in the league.
Lambo (hip) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports. Lambo's return to action was foreshadowed after the Jaguars activated him from injured reserve Thursday and then cut loose Jonathan Brown, the only other kicker on the 53-man roster. The 29-year-old had been out since Week 2 with the hip injury, but Lambo proved his health by practicing Wednesday through Friday without issue.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/21||San Francisco 49ers||26||8.81|
|13||12/05||@Los Angeles Rams||7||6.50|
|16||12/26||@New York Jets||28||8.94|
|17||01/02||@New England Patriots||9||6.63|