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Top Caleb Sturgis News

  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Misses three kicks in win

    Sturgis (quadriceps) missed his only field-goal attempt and made just one of his three extra-point attempts in the 25-17 win over the Seahawks.

    Sturgis missed the previous two weeks thanks to a quad injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the veteran get cut after yet another dreadful kicking day. 9-of-15 on extra points and 9-of-13 on field-goal attempts is particularly bad, even for Chargers kickers, and the egregious numbers will likely bring the return of Michael Badgley, the rookie kicker who filled in for Sturgis during the aforementioned absence.

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  • Caleb Sturgis: Released by Chargers

    Sturgis was released by the Chargers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The Chargers thought they'd finally obtained a reliable kicker when they signed Sturgis in March, but he's instead turned out to be another disaster, missing four field goals and six PATs in six games. Michael Badgley presumably will be promoted from the practice squad to replace Sturgis for Week 10 at Oakland. There's potential for fantasy relevance given that Badgley will be attached to one of the NFL's better offenses.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Deemed healthy for Week 9

    Sturgis (quadriceps) isn't listed on the Chargers' initial injury report for Sunday's game in Seattle.

    The Chargers telegraphed Sturgis' return when they waived fellow kicker Michael Badgley on Tuesday, though they did act quickly to add the 23-year-old to their practice squad in light of his strong performance in the past two games. Sturgis could be on the hot seat if he endures any further accuracy issues, which put his job in question before he succumbed to the quad injury. Through the Chargers' first five games, Sturgis missed three field goals and four extra-point attempts.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Trending toward return

    Sturgis (quadriceps) looks like he will be available for Sunday's game in Seattle after the Chargers waived Michael Badgley on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

    Sturgis missed the Chargers' past two contests due to a strained quadriceps, but on the heels of a bye week, he seems to be trending toward a return. The release of Badgley, his replacement, is the best sign that Sturgis is closing in game action. Sturgis will end all speculation if he's listed as a full participant on Wednesday's injury report.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Not kicking in Week 7

    Sturgis (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans in London.

    After missing the Chargers' Week 6 win over the Browns with the quad issue, Sturgis took part in practice throughout this week, logging limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to a full practice participant Friday. While that activity suggests Sturgis' condition is improving, the Chargers will allow him to heal up through their Week 8 bye, affording Michael Badgley another turn at kicker. Badgley made all six of his kicks against Cleveland, so with another solid performance in London, it's possible he could keep the job over a healthy Sturgis coming out of the bye. Sturgis has converted just nine of 12 field-goal tries and eight of 12 extra-point attempts across five appearances.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Looking shaky for London game

    Coach Anthony Lynn hinted that Michael Badgley will likely be needed to replace Sturgis (quad) for Sunday's game against the Titans in London, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Sturgis is listed as questionable on the final injury report, potentially shaping up as a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 9:30 a.m. EDT kickoff. The timing allows for plenty of alternatives if Sturgis shows up on the inactive list, but it also creates the risk of getting stuck with a zero if he's accidentally left in a lineup and doesn't play. Badgley was effective last week against the Browns, converting each of five extra-point attempts as well as a 44-yard field goal.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Practices in limited fashion

    Sturgis (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

    While Sturgis' back-to-back limited practice sessions to begin the week imply he has a chance to reclaim kicking duties Sunday against the Titans in London, he'll probably need a full practice Friday to avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend. Even in that scenario, it's not a lock that Sturgis serves as the Los Angeles kicker after replacement Michael Badgley drilled his only field-goal attempt (from 44 yards) and connected on all five extra-point tries in the Week 6 win over the Browns. Sturgis, on the other hand, had already missed seven kicks (three field goals, four extra points) through the first five weeks to put his job security in question.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Logs limited practice

    Sturgis (quad) logged a limited practice Wednesday.

    While Sturgis sat out the Week 6 win over the Browns, Michael Badgley handled kicking duties and hit his only field-goal attempt en route to an eight-point outing. Badgley could continue to handle the team's kicking duties again this weekend against the Titans if Sturgis is held out as a precaution. Sturgis' limited practice participation Wednesday suggests that he at least has a chance to return to action Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Out Sunday against Cleveland

    Sturgis (quadriceps) is inactive Week 6 against the Browns.

    Sturgis had been considered unlikely to play for the road matchup, so the team brought in Michael Badgley, who will presumably handle kicking duties for the Chargers. It's unclear if Sturgis -- who missed both a field goal and extra point in Week 5 -- will be ready to take the field when the Chargers return home for a Week 7 matchup against Tennessee. Due to both the injury concerns and the recent struggles, Sturgis is unlikely worth holding on to in standard formats.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Unlikely to play Week 6

    Sturgis (quadriceps), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, is considered unlikely to kick for the Chargers but will work out ahead of the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Fortunately for those who are rostering Sturgis, the Chargers and Browns kick off at 1 p.m. EDT, giving fantasy owners time to pivot to a different kicker in the event Sturgis is ruled out. Even if the Chargers elect to keep both Sturgis and Michael Badgley active for the contest, it's uncertain that Sturgis would handle the team's kicking duties exclusively. It's probably best to avoid the situation altogether this week.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Listed as questionable this week

    Sturgis (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

    In the event that he's unable to kick in Week 6, the team also has Michael Badgley on hand. Either way, those hoping to use a Chargers kicker this weekend will gain clarity on the situation in advance of the first wave of games Sunday, with the Chargers-Browns game kicking off at 1:00 ET.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: New kicker viewed as 'security blanket'

    Coach Anthony Lynn indicated Thursday that he's hopeful Sturgis will be available Sunday against the Browns, but newly signed kicker Michael Badgley will be on hand as a "security blanket."

    Sturgis was a limited participant in the Chargers' first practice of the week Wednesday due to the groin strain, but it appears the injury isn't severe enough for the team to rule him out for the Week 6 matchup. Even so, the Chargers' decision to add Badgley to the 53-man roster rather than stashing him on their practice squad suggests a fair bit of skepticism surrounding Sturgis' health. Fantasy owners planning on using Sturgis in weekly matchups should still have a backup plan in mind if the groin injury prevents him from kicking come Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Dealing with quad strain

    Sturgis is nursing a strained quadriceps and may not be available to kick Sunday against the Browns, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The injury limited Sturgis' participation in Wednesday's practice and prompted the team to sign Mike Badgley, who now looks like the top candidate to kick for the team in Week 6. Schefter notes that Sturgis won't be cut or moved to injured reserve as a result of the quad issue, suggesting a long-term absence isn't anticipated. In any case, fantasy owners counting on Sturgis in weekly matchups should begin looking in a different direction.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Misses more kicks

    Sturgis made two of his three field-goal attempts and two of his three extra-point attempts in Sunday's 26-10 win over the Raiders.

    Thank goodness the Chargers played the Raiders on Sunday, otherwise Sturgis' season-long struggles could have really come back to bite his team. One week after missing a field goal and two extra points, the Chargers opted to switch up their snapper in hopes of a better performance. That didn't yield the intended results, as the status quo once again remained the same, with Sturgis missing two more kicks. The veteran kicker has now connected on a woeful 66 percent of his extra-point attempts and is just 3-of-7 on field goals longer than 40 yards. It remains to be seen how long head coach Anthony Lynn's leash is, but it's fair to suggest a third straight week of missed opportunities could cost Sturgis his job.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Misses plethora of kicks Sunday

    Sturgis made three of his four field-goal attempts and also missed both of his extra-point attempts in the 29-27 win over the 49ers on Sunday.

    There's only three things consistent in this world - death, taxes and Chargers' kicking woes. One week after missing an extra point, Sturgis went back to the ill-fated well, missing two extra point attempts and a field goal in his worst game as a member of the Chargers. Through four weeks, Sturgis has missed two field goals and three extra-point attempts, but head coach Anthony Lynn wasn't ready to pull the plug on his kicker just yet, suggesting the entire unit, including the snapper and holder, could be in line for changes. If he's around for another week, Sturgis could be in line for more opportunities as the Chargers take on the lowly Raiders in Week 5.

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  • Chargers' Caleb Sturgis: Misses extra point in loss

    Sturgis made his only field-goal attempt Sunday, but made just two of his three extra-point attempts in the 35-23 loss to the Rams.

    Sturgis' missed extra point didn't exactly come back to bite the Chargers, but it's clear that special teams problems are still plaguing this team. Sturgis has failed to generate much fantasy production, but that's thanks in large part to the team's ability to convert in the red zone. He'll face the 49ers in Week 4.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 192 lbs
Birthplace: St. Augustine, FL, USA
Age: 34
School: Florida
Experience: 6