After the Chargers signed Chase McLaughlin, Long will no longer serve as the team's kicker, Gavino Borquez of USA Today reports. Long was a decent placeholder for the first four games with Michael Badgley (groin) out, connecting on seven of nine field-goal attempts and all nine extra points. Long's a punter, though, so McLaughlin was brought in to take over as the placekicker for the duration of Badgley's injury.
Long connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point attempts in the 30-10 win over Dolphins on Sunday. Long filled in for Michael Badgley (groin) for a fourth consecutive week and once again performed admirably, even making his first 50-plus yard field goal in the blowout win. Keep track of Badgley's status leading up to what figures to be a lucrative fantasy game against the Broncos in Week 5.
Long is set to handle kicking duties for the Chargers once again in Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Long will fill in for MIchael Badgley (groin) for the fourth consecutive week. He rebounded from a rough Week 2 by nailing both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in last week's loss to the Texans.
Long made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in the 27-20 loss Sunday to the Texans. Long rebounded after a tough Week 2, filling in once again for Michael Badgley (groin) to the tune of a perfect afternoon. Considering Badgley's status appears to be week by week in nature, it's imperative Long's fantasy managers keep track of the former's practice status throughout the week.
Long will handle the kicking duties with Michael Badgley (groin) inactive. Long struggled last week, converting only one of three field-goal attempts but making his lone extra-point try. He is a utility man for the Chargers' special teams, as Long works as the punter as well.