The Chargers have waived Koo. Koo made just three of his first six field goal attempts this season, prompting the Chargers to turn to veteran Nick Novak, who kicked for the franchise from 2011 through 2014. Koo supplanted incumbent kicker Josh Lambo to start the 2017 season, but early struggles cost the 23-year-old -- a Lou Groza Award finalist last year at Georgia Southern -- his NFL job.
Koo made his only field goal during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Eagles, as well as three extra points. Koo was hardly tested on the field goal, as he drilled a 28-yarder to end the second quarter. However back-to-back perfect games from Koo is hardly something to scoff at, given the ominous start to his career. In a high-flying offense such as the Chargers', the undrafted free agent will continue to have some value in fantasy formats, but the lack of attempts is an unfortunate side effect of the team's impressive conversion rate near the red zone.
Koo made his only field-goal attempt and also knocked home his lone extra-point attempt in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Chiefs. Koo rebounded well after a two-week stretch which saw him miss three of the first four field goals of his career. Still, it wasn't like his lone try Sunday was especially difficult, as Koo drilled a 29-yard attempt to cap off an extended drive by the Chargers. Despite playing in an uptempo offense, Koo will need to string together a handful of consistent performances in order to be a mainstay in fantasy lineups.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Koo is "our kicker" and relayed he has no plans to replace the undrafted rookie, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports. It's been a brutal two-week stretch for Koo, who had his game-tying field goal blocked in Week 1 against the Broncos, only to miss a game-winning field goal Sunday against the Dolphins. In total, Koo has now missed three of four field-goal attempts to start his career and figures to be on a short leash should his struggles continue to bleed further into the regular season.
Koo had his only field-goal attempt blocked in Monday's loss to the Broncos. He did make all three of his extra-point attempts. The blocked field goal ended a valiant comeback effort from the Chargers, who trailed by 17 points entering the fourth quarter but trailed by just three points in the final seconds of the contest. Koo had actually made the 44-yard attempt initially, but Broncos head coach Vance Joseph called a timeout prior to the kick, nullifying the potential game-tying field goal.
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