Matt Gay

#2 K / Indianapolis Colts / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 232 lb Age: 26 College: Utah Bye 7

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    Matt Gay: Signs with Colts' practice squad

    Matt Gay signed with the Colts' practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.Gay spent the 2019 season with the Buccaneers and hit 77 percent of his field goals, but he lost the job to Ryan Succop to begin the season. This looks to be the start of a kicker competition in Indianapolis, as rookie Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 30-yard field goal in Week 1.

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    Matt Gay: Has tryout with Colts

    Matt Gay had a tryout with the Colts on Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.Gay was waived by the Buccaneers after he lost out on a kicking competition to Ryan Succop at the close of training camp. With plenty of turnover in kicking games around the league, he should be able to land a new job at some point this season.

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    Matt Gay: Loses out to Succop

    The Buccaneers will waive Matt Gay, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.It looked like Gay would have the opportunity to kick behind the Bucs' re-tooled offense, but instead the team will turn to the recently signed Ryan Succop. Gay will now look to catch on elsewhere, with NFL teams in the midst of cutdowns in the coming days.

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: New competition on way

    Matt Gay, who made 35- and 46-yard field goals during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, is nevertheless expected to get new competition this week in the form of veterans Ryan Succop and Cody Parkey, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.If the second-year kicker ultimately wins the job coming out of camp, he'll certainly have earned it, as it appears Gay will have to fend off three players overall for a roster spot. Coach Bruce Arians emphasized Sunday that he's "looking for consistency on the gimmes," citing a zero-tolerance policy for any missed extra points or field-goal tries from inside the 30-yard line. Gay notably struggled on several occasions during his rookie campaign with kicks in that range, and Scott Smith of the team's official site reports the 26-year-old focused on shortening his overall kicking motion during the offseason and is receptive to having to fight his way to a spot on the team. "Competition is the baseline of the NFL," he said. "Everybody's fighting for a job, and if you don't perform, someone's right there ready behind you, ready to take your spot. It's no news to me that guys are in here competing for a shot and they're going to bring competition in. Competition is going to breed success, and I think the potential of our team this year is super-high, and I think the kicking position is very important."

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Remains locked in tight battle

    Matt Gay remains in a heated competition with Elliott Fry for the placekicker job, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports. "I think the competition is close -- I think it's real close," said Special Teams Coordinator Keith Armstrong. "I think with Matt, the thing I learned is he's got to learn to be consistent. That's what we're looking for and that's hard to do. That's what wins and he's got to learn to be consistent."Armstrong's focus on the theme isn't coincidental, as Gay managed to prompt just enough doubt in the minds of the coaching staff during his rookie season by sometimes making what should have been easier kicks more difficult. Gay either missed or had five of his last eight field-goal attempts of the season blocked, and two of his seven misses overall on the campaign came from the very manageable distance of 34 yards. Gay was also just 43-for-48 on extra-point tries, so he's focusing on treating every kick attempt with equal focus in his heated camp battle with Fry, who's also demonstrated plenty of accuracy and leg strength thus far. With no preseason games this summer, the two kickers' only chance to show what they can do in game action ahead of the regular season will come in two intrasquad scrimmages, the first unfolding Friday.

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Perfect in practice Tuesday

    Matt Gay, who is battling Elliott Fry for the placekicking job, was perfect on all of his attempts in Tuesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opted to bring in some competition for their second-year kicker after his rough finish to the 2019 campaign, one which saw five of his last eight field-goal attempts either miss their mark or get blocked. Gay had put together an impressive rookie campaign prior to that late-season downturn, however, so he should still have a leg up on Fry, who's yet to kick in an NFL regular-season game. Nevertheless, he may be in for a spirited job battle, considering the latter was also flawless in his kicks Tuesday.

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Disastrous finish to season

    Matt Gay missed all three of his field-goal attempts (49, 44 and 34 yards) and made both of his extra-point tries in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-22 overtime loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He finished the 2019 season with a 77.1 percent success rate on field goals (27-for-35) and a 43-for-48 tally on extra points.Gay's final numbers were sullied by his clunker of a regular-season finale, but the rookie was otherwise very impressive during his first pro season. Gay's misfires were spread evenly across distance, as he missed two attempts from 30 to 39 yards, another three from 40 to 49 yards, and three more from 50 yards and beyond. The 2019 fifth-round pick will look to sharpen his technique over the offseason, but barring a complete training camp/preseason meltdown next summer, he should be the Buccaneers' placekicker again in 2020.

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Fully practices Thursday

    Matt Gay (back) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.It sounds like Gay is feeling better and will be able to handle his kicking duties to close out the season Week 17 against the Falcons. He's made 27 of his 32 field-goal tries this season, with three of the misses coming from beyond 50 yards.

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Limited participant

    Matt Gay (back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's projected practice report.Gay was banged up on a field-goal attempt that was blocked in the team's Week 16 loss to the Texans. However, he remained in the game and later made a 50-yard field goal, giving some indication that the injury was minor. That he was projected to be a limited participant Wednesday is a positive sign for his availability in the team's Week 17 matchup against the Falcons.

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    Buccaneers' Matt Gay: Eventful day in Week 16 loss

    Matt Gay converted field-goal attempts of 50 and 41 yards, had a 54-yard attempt blocked, and converted two extra-point tries in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 23-20 loss to the Texans on Saturday.Gay was banged up on the first-quarter block, but his ability to drill a 50-yarder later in the period corroborated his health. The rookie heads into the regular-season finale against the Falcons with a solid 84.4 percent success rate on 32 field-goal attempts and 122 points overall, making him one of the best fantasy assets at the position on the season.