The Titans waived Badgley from their active roster Monday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Badgley struggled in the opener, missing his only field-goal attempt and converting just one of his two extra-point tries. The Titans clearly did not what like they saw, and the 26-year-old is now a free agent. He spent his first three years in the NFL with the Chargers and struggled with long-distance accuracy, connecting on just 10 of his 19 tries from beyond 40 yards last season.
Badgley missed his only field-goal attempt and converted one of his two extra-point attempts in Sunday's Week 1 contest against Arizona. Badgley joined the Titans on Saturday, but didn't endear himself in his first opportunity with the team. His first kick was a missed extra point partway through the second quarter, and one drive later he pushed a 46-yard field-goal attempt wide left. Badgley struggled with accuracy as a member of the Chargers, and initial returns suggest that area of his game has not improved.
Badgley signed a contract with the Titans on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The move comes after Sam Ficken (groin) was placed on injured reserve, the team's second kicker to land on IR this season. Badgley's stretches of inaccuracy ultimately cost him the kicking competition after starting the past three seasons with the Chargers, but previous Chargers castoffs such as Josh Lambo and Younghoe Koo have both succeeded in recent years after departures from their original franchise.
Badgley is being added to Tennessee's practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Badgley lost the Chargers' kicking competition to Tristan Vizcaino in camp, but he's setting himself up as a potential option for a Titans team that's been churning through kickers in search of a long-term solution in recent seasons. Tennessee currently has Sam Ficken and Tucker McCann, who is on IR with an undisclosed injury, on its main roster.
Badgley will be cut by the Chargers on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Badgley converted only 73 percent of his field-goal attempts last season and lost his job to Tristan Vizcaino this summer. Vizcaino could even be useful for fantasy purposes this season if the Chargers offense becomes a top-10 unit under Justin Herbert.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@New York Jets||14||7.00|
|7||10/24||Kansas City Chiefs||6||3.00|
|9||11/07||@Los Angeles Rams||4||2.00|
|10||11/14||New Orleans Saints||5||3.00|
|12||11/28||@New England Patriots||10||5.00|
|16||12/23||San Francisco 49ers||11||5.00|